Providence Southern California announced a joint-venture partnership with Anthem Blue Cross’ Vivity Health Plan, marking the plan’s first expansion since its launch in 2015.
The partnership is set to allow Vivity members access to care at Providence’s network, which includes 746 primary care physicians, 2,800 specialists and nine hospitals throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties,
“Providence is proud to join the Vivity partnership, which shares our commitment to simplify access to quality care, with compassion and affordability,” Erik G. Wexler, chief executive at Providence, said in a prepared statement.
As a joint-venture partner, Providence is set to share equal ownership in the governance of Vivity.
“This partnership complements our strategy to deliver a high-value network of care focused on keeping people well and providing them the highest quality and coordinated care when sick,” Prub “P.K.” Khurana, chief strategy officer at Providence, said in the statement.
In addition to Providence, Vivity recently contracted with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. While the hospital is not joining as a joint-venture partner, its inclusion is set to allow Vivity members access to care at Henry Mayo.
Offered as an HMO, Vivity strives to deliver care at an affordable cost to its customers and members, with average premiums in 2019 ranging from 20-25% below Anthem’s traditional HMO network.