New Agreement Between Independence Blue Cross and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Offers Members and Patients More Options for Cancer Care

September 19, 2019

Philadelphia – September 19, 2019 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Philadelphia, part of a national network of cancer care providers, have signed a new four-year agreement. The agreement, effective September 1, 2019, demonstrates a commitment between Independence and CTCA to provide members and patients with even more access to quality oncology care and related services.

“We are pleased to have CTCA Philadelphia join our network and look forward to our members having another option for cancer care,” said Richard L. Snyder, M.D., executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross. “We are fortunate to operate in a market where our members have many health care organizations to choose from and are glad that through this agreement those options now include CTCA.”

CTCA Philadelphia has played an important role in the region’s health care delivery system for nearly 15 years, and nationally for over 30 years, providing individualized treatment options to adult cancer patients. It has a long-held philosophy of delivering individualized cancer care while also improving quality of life.


“For adults throughout the region living with cancer, this collaboration provides another pathway to explore treatment options, seek second opinions, and participate in clinical trials and research,” says Nancy G. Hesse, president and CEO of CTCA Philadelphia. “We bring an innovator’s approach to everything we do and are delighted to make our expert cancer care services and patient experience available to Independence members. We are delighted to work with a health plan that places value on combining clinical excellence with coordinated, individualized care to deliver a unique patient experience that maximizes outcomes for our families, friends, and neighbors.”

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national oncology network of hospitals and outpatient care centers offering an integrated approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advancements in precision medicine with supportive therapies to manage side effects and enhance quality of life during treatment and into survivorship. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit cancercenter.com for more information.