Renown, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield settle dispute |

Renown, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield settle dispute

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Derek Beenfeldt, Renown Health, and Mayor Bob Crowell cut the ribbon on Renown's urgent care facility at 2814 N. Carson St. Suite 1010, in April.
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RENO — The largest hospital in Northern Nevada has settled a contract dispute with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that had jeopardized health care access for thousands of people covered by its insurance plan.

Renown Health and Anthem reached a new agreement Thursday just as their previous operating agreement was set to expire.

It ensures that Anthem members with continue to have in-network access to all Renown hospitals and physicians.

More than 6,000 employees of the Washoe County School District are among those covered by the Indiana-based insurer.

Renown President and CEO Anthony Slonim says they appreciate the collaborative approach by both sides to reach a resolution.