BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE COULD TERMINATE BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD CONTRACT JULY 1 IF NEW AGREEMENT NOT NEGOTIATED

  

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBS) says Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW) could end its physician and hospital agreements, unless the agreements are modified.

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Notices posted on the BCBS and BSW websites show that the two are in contract negotiations for BCBS plan holders to continue to receive in-network coverage from BSW doctors, hospitals and facilities.  If the two do not come to an agreement by July 1st, BCBS will be considered out of network.

The negotiations cover the following plans and pertain to all BSW locations:

  • ParPlan
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Essentials
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Premier / High Performance Networks (HPN)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Managed Medicaid STAR Kids

Not included in the negotiations are BCBS Medicare supplement plans. 

BCBS said while it has a long and positive relationship with BSW, patients are the top priority, and it wants to reach an agreement that will continue to give them access to BSW doctors and hospitals at fair prices.

BSW said nothing is changing right now with the agreement, and it is working to reach a new agreement to keep BCBS plan holders in-network so as to minimize any potential disruptions.

Full press statement from Baylor Scott & White Health:

Baylor Scott & White Health is negotiating a new contract to cover care for patients with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) health insurance. Currently, patients with BCBSTX plans have in-network coverage with our providers and facilities, and we are working to reach a new agreement before July 1, 2024, to keep BCBSTX plan holders in-network. Our patients are our top priority, and we are working to minimize any potential disruptions.

For more information, please visit www.BSWHealth.com/BCBSTX

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6 Comments

  1. This would be so unfortunate. What a shame that so many people would have to go out of town for healthcare.

  2. When BSW drop this coverage where is the best/ closest facility where we can go to get health care, anyone have recommendations?

    1. HealthPoint in Somerville/ Hempstead and Bryan is a great Clinic. They have several other Rural clinics spread around this area as well.

  3. It’s Not about the peoples health any more for insurance companies or hospitals, It’s all about the money

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