RICHARDSON, Texas — Through determined efforts on both sides, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has reached an agreement with CommonSpirit Health.
“We advocated on our members’ behalf to keep health care prices affordable, particularly during a global pandemic when access to care is critical,” said Shara McClure, senior vice president of Texas health care delivery for BCBSTX.
The new agreement allows BCBSTX members to use in-network benefits at CommonSpirit hospitals throughout Houston and East Texas, including the CHI St. Luke’s and CHI St. Joseph hospitals.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas — is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and health care practitioners, and 500 hospitals to serve more than 6 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.