BCBS of Tennessee, Erlanger Form Strategic Partnership

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., have signed a five-year strategic network partnership agreement, effective July 1.

Under the agreement, Erlanger will become the exclusive system in BlueCross Network E, which will be part of the state's health insurance exchange marketplace. Additionally, the two organizations will collaborate to develop patient care innovations to improve quality and cost of healthcare, according to the release.

"Erlanger has always been committed to achieving the best outcomes for our patients and enhancing their healthcare experience and this partnership ensures we're working together in creative new ways to accomplish our goals," Kevin Spiegel, president and CEO of Erlanger, said in the release.

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