Ten days before current contract expires, the two health care nonprofits remain at an impasse, leaving thousands at risk of losing their doctor.
Published Sep. 22
BayCare Health System has stopped scheduling elective surgeries and procedures for patients with Florida Blue health insurance as the two nonprofits appear to be unable to agree on a new contract.
The two firms have been at loggerheads for the past seven months trying to negotiate new reimbursement rates for medical treatment that covers about 85,000 Florida Blue patients treated by BayCare doctors and hospitals. Talks between executives of both sides are ongoing, with multiple meetings taking place each day, but both sides are far from agreeing, according to Florida Blue, the state’s BlueCross BlueShield provider.