The previous contract expired on Jan. 31, but the parties agreed to a two-week extension through today to give them more time to negotiate a renewal.
The extension applies to the insurers employer, individual, and Medicare plan customers in its commercial, River Valley Heritage and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans.
Last month, UnitedHealthcare notified more than 9,250 local commercial and Medicare members that used the affected Saint Thomas facilities in the past year that if a new deal wasnt reached they should seek treatment at other in-network hospitals across the area or face higher out-of-network prices.
Saint Thomas operations include Baptist and Saint Thomas hospitals in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro as well as the Eye Surgery Center of Nashville, Baptist Ambulatory Care, and Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgical Center.Comments | Share your thoughts »Related StoriesMore Business headlinesNashville-based Sabre files for bankruptcyNashville may lose Smart car dealerBorders files for bankruptcy protection; Cool Springs store to close TN-based Dollar General benefits from affluent bargain shoppersSelected for you by a sponsor:ADVERTISEMENT
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