BCBS Contract – 09/08/16

Our BCBS contract is currently unresolved, with a contract termination date of 12/31/16.

Click here to view the recent letter sent via email to patient guardians outlining the preliminary notice of contract termination our independent physician’s association, Integrity Health Network (IHN), received from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

As a member of IHN, Sartell Pediatrics is among 50 other independent practices in Minnesota and Wisconsin that work together on quality improvement, patient satisfaction, cost reduction and purchasing programs, employee education, and shared resources such as data warehousing and analytics. IHN also negotiates network-level contracts with the major insurance companies on our behalf including HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred One, and until now, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Our intent is to maintain network-level contracts with all insurance companies, as a result of the efficiencies described and the cost savings we’ve historically delivered.