Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care (henceforth "Stanford"), have been engaged in negotiations for several months to reach reasonable contractual language and reimbursement rates that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford were unable to reach agreement and the contract terminated effective September 1, 2019. The following entities are affected by this termination:  
  • Stanford Healthcare 
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Medical Groups (PPO only)
  • University Healthcare Alliance Medical Group
  • Lucile Packard Medical Group
  • Stanford Healthcare Medical Group
Click HERE to see a copy of the Post Termination FAQ. 

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Its developers divided the world into 57 trillion squares, each having a unique, randomly assigned three-word address. For example, the door of 10 Downing Street is slurs.this.shark, while the area across the road where the press congregate is stage.pushy.nuns. Lonely Planet's guide for the country gives three word addresses for its points of interest. Mercedes Benz has also included its system in its cars.  

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Medicare Part D notices are due before Oct. 15, 2019

Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether 
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