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Anthem’s New Partnership With Seven Hospitals Builds on an Old Idea in California
California Healthline

A new payer-provider partnership in Southern California called Vivity has been billed as a first-of-its-kind in the nation.

Media headlines and stories touted the uniqueness of the partnership. To some experts, however, this is not all that new an idea, particularly not in California, where managed care and integrated networks have been operating for years.

The new partnership, announced by Anthem Blue Cross two weeks ago, will operate in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Vivity members there will be able to access some 6,000 physicians, 14 hospitals and clinics, laboratories and surgery centers affiliated with seven health systems: