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Friday, 7 October 2016
BCBST & HCA/TriStar Health reach agreement on ER visits

Great news! After years of trying to find a compromise on out of network Emergency Room charges BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee and TriStar Health have come to terms. It's important to know that this is only for true emergency claims. 

The agreement states "Any emergency services provided from January 1, 2015 until now (October 1, 2016) will be subject to the patient's normal in-network co-pay or co-insurance and deductible amounts". If your visit is deemed to be non-emergent visit your charged will be limited to $1,500 for any ER visit and $4,500 for an inpatient admission resulting from an emergency room visit. 

This has been a big time challenge for many of our clients and the new agreement should eliminate many fears from our members. 

See the Press Release here

Posted on 10/07/2016 10:06 AM by David Moore