BCBSTX and Hospital Corporation of America Reach an Agreement

May 10, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) have diligently been working on contract negotiations with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) this spring to effectively reach an agreement. This has been a sensitive and critical concern for many of our BCBSTX members and participating physicians and providers.

We recognize our responsibility to make sure our members have convenient access to quality, cost-effective care and this sometimes involves difficult negotiations like this one.

As you may have already heard or received notice, BCBSTX and HCA have reached an agreement. This means that all members in the BCBSTX BlueChoice® PPO/POS, HMO Blue® Texas, Traditional/Par Plan and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPOSM and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMOSM networks have uninterrupted access to in-network health care services at HCA.

Our diverse portfolio of product offerings is part of BCBSTX's efforts to meet its goal of increasing access and affordability of health care products to our members and the communities we serve. BCBSTX values the relationships we have with all our physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. We appreciate your continued support.