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Parkview and Anthem talks extended by 2 days

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Negotiations for a new contract between Parkview Health in Fort Wayne and Anthem Insurance Company are being extended by 2 days.

The deadline to reach an agreement was 11:59 Tuesday night.

We'll have the latest tonight on Fort Wayne's NBC News at 11.

Here is the news release sent to the Fort Wayne's NBC Newsroom tonight:

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Parkview Health and Anthem agree to two-day extension

FORT WAYNE, IND. – JULY 28, 2020 – Parkview Health and Anthem of Indiana have agreed to a two-day extension of their existing agreement, allowing for more time to negotiate a new contract. The existing contract will now expire Thursday, July 30, at 11:59 p.m.

“We’ve made progress, but both sides felt it was important to take more time to try to work through our differences rather than allowing the contract to end tonight at midnight,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “We will continue our discussions in earnest, working to avoid significant disruptions for our patients and area employers.”

The current agreement pertains to all Parkview providers and facilities in Indiana. Parkview Physicians Group providers based in Ohio are not impacted and will remain in-network for Anthem members.

Patients with questions can call Parkview at 1-844-241-0032, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or visit parkview.com/anthem for more information.

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Linda Jackson

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