05/26/2006

WVUH, Blue Cross Extend Contract

One-month agreement will allow further negotiations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  West Virginia University Hospitals and Mountain State Blue Cross/Blue Shield agreed on Friday to extend their contract for an additional month, providing  patients with uninterrupted access to the hospital as an in-network facility through the end of June.

The extension will allow the hospital and the insurance company to continue discussions aimed at a long-term agreement on how the hospital will be reimbursed for patient care. The previous contract expired May 1; both parties agreed to a temporary extension late in April.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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