Optim Health System and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield sign a new multi-year agreement

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consumers continue to have access to quality healthcare facilities across Southeastern Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (February 10, 2021) – Optim Health System and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) announced they will continue their partnership through a new multi-year agreement, protecting consumers’ access to Optim facilities during the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

“We are pleased to continue our strong partnership with Optim, which shares our commitment to ensuring consumers continue to have access to quality, affordable care at their facilities,” said Pam Stahl, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “We value the relationship we have with care providers in our network, which are vitally important to creating choices for our consumers and fulfilling our mission of improving lives, especially through these unsettling times and beyond.”

The new agreement, effective Feb 1, ensures Anthem BCBS plan networks continue to include Optim Health System’s facilities – Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Medical Center-Screven and Optim Surgery Center-Savannah – and applies to consumers enrolled in Anthem’s HMO/POS, PPO, Pathway and Medicare Advantage plans.

“Prioritizing the health and well-being of the people in communities we serve is more important than ever,” commented David Perry, chief executive officer, Optim Health System. “Signing this new agreement ensures our Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield patients can confidently rely on Optim for safe, high-quality services and compassionate care now and for years to come.”

Consumers with questions can contact Anthem Member Services by using the toll-free number on the back of their current Anthem identification card, or at www.anthem.com. For more information about the services offered at Optim, visit www.optimhealthsystem.com

About Optim Health System
Optim Health System includes the nationally recognized Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Surgery Center, Optim Medical Center-Screven, along with Optim Pain Management and Optim Primary Care. Optim Medical Center-Tattnall and Optim Surgery Center are both partially physician-owned in partnership with Surgery Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGRY).

Optim Heath System also operates over 20 clinics conveniently located across southeastern Georgia which focus on orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. While these clinics are owned and managed independent of clinics owned and operated by Optim Orthopedics, Optim Health System’s clinics are aligned as part of the collaborative network the organizations share in serving the communities throughout southeastern Georgia and South Carolina. Optim Health System also includes a collaborative partnership with Spivey Orthopedic Clinics and other notable orthopedic practices across the region. Together this network of highly trained medical staff and board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians offer comprehensive, specialized treatment in multiple areas including orthopedics, neurosurgery, interventional pain management, general surgery, primary care, imaging, therapy and athletic trainers.

Optim Health System’s large network of highly-skilled physicians, specialty-focused facilities, and experienced nurses and other personnel affords patients in both larger metropolitan and rural areas of our region access to the uniquely safe, high-quality, compassionate and personalized care that sets the standard in today’s healthcare marketplace.

For additional information on Optim Health System please visit: www.optimhealthsystem.com

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/@AnthemBCBS_News.