Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Unified Women’s Healthcare Texas have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract centered around a commitment to increased access to women’s healthcare across Texas.
“We value our relationship with Unified Women’s Healthcare Texas and are pleased we reached reasonable terms for it to remain in our networks,” said Shara McClure, senior vice president of Texas health care delivery for BCBSTX. “The rates we negotiate with providers impact the amount our customers pay. Health care is a major cost for many people, and we owe it to our members to try to keep health care affordable.”
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.