UMMC, Blue Cross Blue Shield reach contract agreement

Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 1:27 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi have reached an agreement, the hospital announced Friday.

Effective December 15, 2022, all UMMC facilities, physicians, and other individual Professional Providers are fully participating Network Providers for all Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial health plans, including the Federal Employee Plan and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans from other states.

The terms of the contracts are confidential.

In a statement, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney stated that, “While this matter drug on far too long and resulted in undue hardship and disregard for many patients and over 750,000 BCBS enrollees, I am thankful that the parties were able to overcome their differences and find common ground.”

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