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Insurance chief says Bryant call for hearings on BCBS is premature

November 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not […]

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Chaney obliging Bryant on probe of BCBS provider adequacy

October 31, 2013

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With a U.S. District judge having invalidated his executive order, Gov. Phil Bryant says he will no longer seek to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi to re-instate in-network status to policyholders who use the services of the 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates. But the governor still wants to get […]

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A promise not a threat: Bryant orders BCBS to reinstate 10 hospitals

October 22, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant late Tuesday afternoon followed through on an earlier threat against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi by issuing an executive order requiring that the BCBS reinstate 10 Health Management Association hospitals as in-network providers. The order demands the reinstatement for approximately 60 days until an investigation of  BCBS’s […]

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HMA pleased with Blue Cross reinstatement of 4 hospitals but bemoans continued ‘squeeze’

October 15, 2013

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Health Management Associates executives Tuesday welcomed Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s offer to reinstate in-network provider status to four HMA hospitals but say the contractual impasse still leaves some Mississippi communities facing a medical provider crisis. Late Monday afternoon, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi gave notice it is willing to reinstate […]

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Miss. lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

September 16, 2013

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Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they hope the state’s second-largest hospital company and largest health insurer will resolve a financial dispute before patients lose care or facilities close. Health Management Associates, a Florida-based company that owns 10 Mississippi hospitals, sued Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in June, saying that the […]

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CEO Silverman moves from Madison to Brandon

July 10, 2013

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Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has a new — but familiar — chief executive officer. Glen Silverman has accepted the role of CEO of the hospital in Brandon after having served in the same capacity at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Madison, a position he had held since 2010. Silverman has been with Health Management […]

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

December 11, 2011

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Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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