Bart McMullan Appeals to PEBB
May 21, 2009 -- After losing a multi-million dollar contract it’s held for over 20 years, Regence BlueCross BlueShield is fighting back. It’s trying to persuade officials that they made a serious mistake by choosing their competitor, Providence Health Plans, as the statewide PPO for 102,507 public employees and their dependents.
On May 1, Regence sent a formal protest letter, however the Public Employees’ Benefit Board has not yet responded and is awaiting legal counsel.
OHSU Up for Grabs
Now there’s much more network flexibility, said Rocky King, a board member. “If OHSU isn’t part of Providence’s network, we need to contract with them.”
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