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Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.

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Northside Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Threatens Contract Termination of the Northside Hospital System

Northside Hospital has enjoyed a successful partnership with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for more than 30 years. However, Anthem has notified us of its intent to terminate their agreements with the Northside Hospital System effective December 31, 2021. This would include all commercial, HMO and PPO products, including Health Insurance Exchange plans as well as Medicare Advantage.

Northside Hospital firmly believes that an unwavering focus on patients and their families must be our goal. As the landscape of health care in the U.S. has evolved, we have consistently worked with all our insurance partners, including Anthem, to keep patients first. When any of our partners lose sight of that goal, the result is unnecessary disruption to patient care, with the inevitable ripple effects of confusion and financial stress.

Northside Hospital’s legacy of patient care is strong – and with Northside’s current expansion of patient facilities at all of our campuses, the health care future for the Atlanta region is very bright.

For patients now covered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to potentially lose in-network access to our hospitals, physicians, and other outpatient locations would be entirely unnecessary, and negatively impact tens of thousands of people.

Northside Hospital is firmly committed to avoiding that outcome. Our patients are, and will continue to be, our primary concern – and the reason that we will fight on their behalf.

We also believe that both Northside Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield can find a solution – as long as every discussion begins, and ends, with a commitment to ensure access to quality health care for the citizens of the Atlanta region. This is the necessary outcome.