By: Jaime McCutcheon
Carteret Health Care and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina have not been able to reach a new contract, according to BCBSNC. This means Carteret Health Care will become out of network for BCBSNC customers seeking non-emergency care at the hospital in Morehead City.
Carteret Health Care responded with this: “Carteret Healthcare (CHC) is deeply troubled by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) announcement [Monday]. The state’s largest insurer has decided to give notice of ending our long-standing relationship effective February 1, 2016. We are disappointed that BCBSNC has chosen to take such a public and aggressive action rather than work collaboratively with us to reach a new, rebalanced agreement.”