Posts Tagged ‘Blue Cross & Blue Shield’

Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in […] [...]

(UPDATE) State health care exchange monthly rates could triple

Plan to shop for insurance on Mississippi’s new health insurance exchange come Oct. 1? Then brace for sticker shock. Regardless of age, shoppers on the state’s “Federally Facilitated Marketplace” will find health insurance premiums at least 100 percent above rates to which they have become accustomed, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said. “The base rate is […] [...]

Blue Cross ending contract with HMA in wake of lawsuit

FLOWOOD — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August. The insurer sent the notice of termination to the Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. That was a week after […] [...]

Blue Cross of Miss. not part of DOJ probe

by Amy McCullough Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Investigation of company is ongoing in other states Health insurance plans of provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi are not part of a widening U.S. Department of Justice investigation examining whether companies are effectively raising health insurance premiums by striking agreements with hospitals that stifle competition from rival insurers. The DOJ has issued civil […] [...]

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