CommonSpirit Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Reach Agreement

May 20, 2024

New five-year contract restores Anthem members’ access to affordable health care at all CommonSpirit physicians and hospitals

(DENVER, CO.) — May 17, 2024 — CommonSpirit Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado have reached a five-year agreement providing Anthem members with continued access to affordable, high-quality care at all CommonSpirit hospitals, outpatient care centers, and physician offices across Colorado. Both organizations also agreed that any health care services Anthem members may have received at CommonSpirit since May 1, 2024, will be covered at in-network benefit levels. 

With the new contract, Anthem members covered by Anthem employer-based, Medicare Advantage, and individual health plans in Colorado will have in-network access to CommonSpirit Health providers and care sites through April 2029.

“I’m proud that both organizations stayed at the negotiating table, working hard to reach an agreement to provide Coloradans’ access to affordable health care at CommonSpirit,” said Anthem Colorado President Matt Pickett. “Importantly, the long-term nature of our agreement ensures care provider network stability for our members and cost-predictability for Colorado employers for years to come.”

“Our patients are at the heart of all we do, and through our partnership with Anthem, we will ensure our patients continue to receive compassionate care from the doctors and nurses they know and trust,” said Andrew Gaasch, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the CommonSpirit Mountain Region. “Our goal has always been to ensure we can meet the needs of our patients while continuing to provide essential services to our communities today and into the future.”

Anthem members may contact the Member Service phone number on their Anthem ID card for assistance with any questions. CommonSpirit patients may visit for assistance in finding options for care.


About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by the merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 150,000 employees and 35,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 162 hospitals and more than 2,250 care sites across 24 states. In FY 2023, when normalized for the California provider fee program, CommonSpirit reported revenues of $34.6 billion and provided $5 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Anthem serves the healthcare needs of more than one million Coloradans and is the only health insurance plan available in every county in the state. To improve the health of the communities it serves, Anthem has been focused on the social drivers of health in the Centennial State for more than 80 years. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado is available at