5 latest payer, provider contract disputes, resolutions

Becker's Hospital Review reported these five contract resolutions and dissolutions between payers and providers in the past two weeks, beginning with the most recent. 

1. Mayo Clinic joins Security Health Plan's provider network, partners for employer product
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System providers in Wisconsin and Minnesota are in-network with Marshfield, Wis.-based Security Health Plan's policyholders.

2. Ochsner Health System, BCBS of Louisiana to offer joint health plan
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana partnered to provide a joint health plan.

3. Northwest Health, UnitedHealthcare rate negotiations stall
Between 100 and 200 Springdale, Ark.-based Northwest Health physicians went out-of-network with UnitedHealthcare Aug. 1 following a contract dispute that could affect the network status of the system's hospitals if unresolved.

4. Mission Health joins WellCare's provider network
Managed care company WellCare of North Carolina, a subsidiary of Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare Health Plans, added Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health System to its provider network Aug. 28.

5. Integris, BCBS avoid contract dissolution with 2-year agreement
Oklahoma City-based Integris Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in Tulsa eluded an Aug. 31 contract termination. 

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