By Laura Dennis -April 25, 2023
Medical Center Hospital patients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas insurance are getting a letter this week from MCH explaining an approaching deadline that could impact BCBS customers if negotiations are not successful.
MCH CEO Russell Tippin said Tuesday negotiations have been going on for months between MCH and BCBSTX on the amount that BCBSTX pays to MCH. The current contract ends May 31 and if negotiations are not successful MCH will become an out of network BCBS provider.
Tippin said the amount that BCBSTX pays MCH is the lowest in the region and that the rate has not changed in five years although all healthcare expenses continue to rise especially after COVID.