Wednesday, November 8, 2017

OSF Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Update

There is an update on the ongoing contract dispute between OSF Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield.....WEEK TV reports OSF Healthcare is continuing to negotiate with Blue Cross Blue Shield to keep the hospital system in network after January 1.This comes after the announcement last month that Blue Cross was dropping most OSF Healthcare hospitals after the first of the year. If negotiations fail, OSF said physicians and other providers employed by OSF will remain in-network after the end of 2017. Physician office visits will still be covered in network.  However, inpatient and outpatient services, surgeries, lab work and outsourced therapy services will no longer be in network if the two entities cannot come to an agreement by year's end.

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