Tenet, BCBSTX Sign Multi-Year Agreement

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For those of you insured by BCBSTX, would you like to know what kind of prices have been negotiated for you at Tenet Healthcare? Maybe your prices went down?

As a BCBSTX policy holder, whether you know it or not, you have a dog in this pricing arrangement. Why don’t you ask to see a copy of the negotiated contract? After all you will be subsidizing the agreement as a premium paying card carrying member of the Caring Company, right?  

Tenet, BCBS of Texas sign multi-year agreement

Written by Morgan Haefner | March 10, 2017 |

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare inked a multi-year contract with Richardson-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas ahead of the agreement’s April 15 termination date.

The contract allows BCBSTX policyholders to access Tenet’s hospitals, physicians and outpatient facilities at in-network rates. It also adds Tenet’s El Paso, Texas-based The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus to the payer’s network.

“We are pleased to reach an early renewal on this important contract and avoid any disruption to the high-quality care that patients with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas health insurance expect from our providers,” Clint Hailey, chief managed care officer for Tenet, said in a statement.

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