After months of negotiation and just before a March 1st deadline, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and the Lexington Medical Center have reached an agreement that keeps the Midlands medical care giant and affiliated physicians in the Blue Cross Preferred Blue network.
Following is a statement posted on the BCBS website this evening:
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Lexington Medical Center have reached agreement on their contract, which will keep the medical center, its affiliated physicians and its other health care providers in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Preferred Blue® (PPO) network. There will be no interruption of in-network coverage.
Together, we agreed to work collaboratively to improve health care quality and patient outcomes while also reducing medical expenses.
We understand the important roles that we play as providers of health care and as a health insurer, and most importantly want you to know how much we value you, our patients and members. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our earlier inability to reach agreement.