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Mountain States, BlueCross reach contract agreement

Madison Mathews, NET News Service • Jun 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM

After more than six months of negotiations, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Mountain States Health Alliance announced Friday that they have reached an agreement that will extend their contract for four years.

The contract will go into effect July 1 and will run through March 31, 2017, ensuring that there will be no lapse in coverage for patients receiving care at MSHA facilities.

Officials from both organizations announced the contract extension Friday during a visit to the Press.

“We’ve always had a great working relationship ... with BlueCross BlueShield, so we’re extraordinarily excited to get this issue put to rest and be able to go about the business we do, which is take care of patients and the communities that we serve,” MSHA Chief Financial Officer Marvin Eichorn said.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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