Chaney on BCBS-HMA Settlement

Posted: December 20, 2013 14:51 by BlogAdmin

“I have said all along that this is a commercial dispute between BCBS and HMA.  Sometimes it is painful and takes time to resolve differences like these. We know from experience that when you give private markets time to work out their differences and grievances, these issues can be resolved without government interference. That has proven to be the case here and I am pleased. 

Although the network matter has been resolved between the parties, the Insurance Department will issue our examination report addressing network adequacy in the very near future.”

Chaney Issues Statement on Blue Cross/UMC Agreement

Posted: August 6, 2013 10:03 by BlogAdmin

I am very pleased to announce that I have been informed that University Medical Center and Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Mississippi have agreed to continue their relationship by signing a new Network Provider agreement today.  I commend Blue Cross and UMC for their diligent efforts in reaching this agreement. 


This new agreement will allow Blue Cross to continue to partner with UMC in managing healthcare costs for Mississippians.  It will also ensure that consumers in Mississippi and throughout the United States have continued affordable access to some of the finest medical care available from a premier medical research facility.