JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest hospital and its largest private insurer say they've reached an agreement to end their contract dispute.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi announced late Tuesday that the medical center's facilities will continue accepting in-network rates paid by Blue Cross. That means patients insured by Blue Cross won't be responsible for paying any additional amount the medical center might demand.
In a joint press release, both sides say they wouldn't discuss the terms of their settlement. The medical center threatened to end its Blue Cross contract earlier this year, attempting to force the Flowood-based insurer to negotiate better-paying contract terms.
The sides reached an agreement after Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney appointed a mediator. Chaney didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
- Top Mississippi hospital and insurer agree to contract terms
- Mississippi hospital ends contract with Florida consultants
- No deal for insurer and University of Mississippi hospital
- Another insurer to join Obamacare insurance marketplace in Mississippi
- Insurer continues Alabama coverage for Mississippi Medicaid
- Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreaker
- Louisiana Catholic hospitals could add Mississippi hospital
- Mississippi man agrees to move Ten Commandments billboard
- Negotiators agree on most parts of $6B Mississippi budget
- 3 GOP candidates for Mississippi governor agree to debate