Patients caught in TN hospital, insurer power struggle to drive down costs
When it comes to debate about the facts between BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Memorial Health Care System, not much is black and white. Since the two failed in contract negotiations last week, both sides have leveled accusations about who is at fault. In an editorial board meeting with Times Free Press editors and reporters Friday, Memorial executives said they have only asked for enough money to operate their hospital and serve patients. Earlier in the week, BlueCross leaders said Memorial has asked to be the highest-paid health system in Chattanooga, which would drive up already-high costs.
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations