Duluth New Tribune
The clinic said it is trying to regain coverage for its patients, and that being outside the Blue Cross Blue Shield network of doctors will hurt patients who have limited options for care in the areas they serve.
“Access to our services has helped lessen the impact of the opioid epidemic and the COVID pandemic,” wrote Jessie Keller, clinical services manager, to the Alexandria Echo Press in an effort to spread the word about the pending loss of a major insurance carrier. “Lack of access may result in a rise of opioid medication use, ER visit, and use of illicit drugs. We have provided our patients experienced, exceptional, and professional care through the years and feel limiting options will be detrimental to patients and overwhelm an already struggling system in these rural communities.”