“We are excited to continue working with Sutter to make healthcare easier and more accessible,” said John Pickett, Anthem`s regional vice president of supplier solutions, in a press release. The agreement applies to Anthem customers enrolled in Medi-Cal, HMO, and PPO plans, and continues to provide access to providers and subsidiaries of Sutter Health, Northern California`s largest healthcare system. The new agreement extends the contract until the end of 2024. Anthem Blue Cross and Sutter Health have agreed to a multi-year extension of their existing contract, which is set to expire in 18 months, the two parties announced. Sutter spokeswoman Grace Davis said the expansion “will give our Sutter patients stability and access to our integrated network for years to come.” “We value the relationships we have with suppliers in our network that are important to creating choices for our consumers and fulfilling our mission to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve,” pickett said. . . .