Contract Dispute Affecting Hospital Workers In Another State

On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation posted in Contract Disputes on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Blue Cross, the medical insurance giant, was recently involved in a contract dispute with Piedmont hospitals. The two companies were approaching a deadline for contract negotiations, placing hospital employees and their families in another state at risk for high out-of-network charges if the parties at hand should fail to reach an agreement. California hospital workers concerned with insurance contract issues may want to follow this situation.

Close to 600,000 people may be negatively affected by this contract dispute. Some say losing Piedmont would cause Blue Cross great economic loss. It's not the first time Piedmont has been involved in an insurance contract dispute; in fact, just a couple years ago, it found itself in a similar situation with United Health Care.

The governor of Georgia, where current contract issues were recently being negotiated between Blue Cross and Piedmont, recommended that officials from both sides stay at the negotiation table around the clock to come up with a fair and agreeable deal. Some say the fact that Piedmont recently sued Blue Cross Blue Shield regarding emergency room and digital imaging policies may have been negatively affecting recent contract negotiations. Websites have reportedly been set up to keep concerned consumers informed about the situation.

What types of factors have the most impact on similar situations in California? Often, it is easier to achieve swift and agreeable outcomes when reliance on experienced legal representation is implemented. Having a highly skilled negotiator with a strong knowledge of business and commercial law by one's side during negotiations can help protect a business owner's rights and bottom line interests.

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