5 updates on payer-provider relationships

Here are five recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:

1. Christus Health, Cigna back in network after 1 month
Irving, Texas-based Christus Health System is back in Cigna's provider network after its contract ended in March.

2. UCHealth Yampa Valley, Anthem Blue Cross partner for health plan
Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross partnered on a health plan, the organizations said April 22.

3. Duke LifePoint, UnitedHealth reach agreement after 4 months
Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare reached an agreement for the health system's employed physicians after a four-month lapse.

4. Las Vegas hospital doesn't contract with any payers        
Elite Medical Center, a Las Vegas-based acute care hospital that some experts say is operating similarly to a 24/7 freestanding emergency room, doesn't contract with any payers.

5. Cancer Treatment Centers of America Atlanta, Aetna sign contract  
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Atlanta signed a three-year agreement with Aetna to become a preferred provider.

More articles on payers:
CEO of Texas health insurer abruptly resigns
UnitedHealth posts $3.5B profit in Q1
Las Vegas hospital doesn't contract with any payers

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