Thankyou for your interest in learning more about the ongoing contract negotiationsbetween Southcoast Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA).
Healthcare systems go through negotiations with insurance companies every few years, and almost all of them are successful. We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with BCBSMA before December 31, 2019 when our current contract ends. In the meantime, we want you to know that Southcoast Health is taking this stand because we believe our patients deserve the best care possible close to home. To do that, we need insurance companies to treat our doctors, other clinical professionals and hospitals fairly and equitably.
We understand the uncertainty this creates for our patients and employer community, and as we work towards a resolution, we have compiled the information on this page to provide background and updates on the renegotiation process and progress.
你懂的网址-BCBSMA Claims VS. The Truth
你懂的电影-When contractual agreements between healthcare organizations and insurance companies come to an end, reimbursement rates are often reviewed and negotiated before the partnership is renewed.
For Southcoast Health, this happens periodically, and our negotiations with insurance companies are often resolved fairly and equitably for our patients and providers. Therefore, we hope that Southcoast Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) will reach a new agreement before the actual termination of Southcoast Health’s in-network status takes place after December 31, 2019.
你懂的电影-Our existing hospital and provider contracts with BCBSMA required us to provide them as much as 180 days advance notice, or the current agreement would automatically roll over on January 1. In order to meet our contractual obligations, we notified BCBSMA this summer, by which point we had been actively negotiating with them for three months.
网址你懂的-No. We are not asking for a 30% increase. BCBSMA appears to be multiplying modest increases to reflect inflation over the life of a four-year contract. This ignores two historic realities: (1) that BCBSMA’s annual increases to Southcoast Health for the last three years were well below inflation and (2) that Southcoast Health is already reimbursed anywhere from 16 to 64% less than comparable health systems.
你懂的电影-How BCBSMA reimburses Southcoast Health as compared to other healthcare organizations
网址你懂的-Investments in our Community
Thank you for choosing Southcoast Health. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 844-297-2952 or write to Dr. Ronnie Brownsworth, President of Southcoast Health Network at email@example.com.