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.

The value-based plan, called Blue Connect, will provide the Baton Rouge, La.-based insurer's policyholders with in-network access to Ochsner's physicians, hospitals and labs. The Blue Connect network will span most of Ochsner's 29 hospitals and more than 2,500 physicians.

The jointly designed plan will operate under shared governance. Ochsner and BCBSL will split responsibility for the product's financial performance, marketing, clinical care model and data distribution.

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