Posts Tagged ‘blue cross’

Blue Cross Blue Shield expects new owner of HMA’s Mississippi hospitals to help control costs

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: blue cross, Business, healthcare, HMA, Mississippi

Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn., has completed its acquisition of Hospital Management Associates in a $7.6 billion deal that gives CHS ownership of 12 of HMA’s former Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities, including four in metro Jackson. The transaction creates the nation’s second largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, with more than 206 hospitals […] [...]

Blue Cross contract impasse with HMA may create opening for other insurers

» Other plans more than happy to step in, says head of Mississippi Association of Health Plans The market’s invisible hand eventually will decide the outcome of a nearly two-month standoff between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Health Management Associates over provider reimbursement levels. In the meantime, executives of Mississippi’s other health care insurers will […] [...]

Rejection of Blue Cross offer to reinstate 4 hospitals as in-network hardens HMA impasse

by Published: October 17,2013

Tags: blue cross, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare, Tea Party, ted cruz

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi reacted with puzzlement to Health Management Associates rejection Wednesday of the insurers’ offer to reinstate in-network provider status to four HMA hospitals. HMA said Wednesday it could not accept terms that included pre-certification for in-patient admissions of Blue Cross policyholders. Blue Cross said it found that objection surprising […] [...]

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