Bristol Hospital isn't the only Connecticut institution that can't reach deals with insurance companies. See this morning's release from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield:
Contract Termination with Middlesex Hospital
A Message from David R. Fusco, President,
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut
Please note the following important information related to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's ("Anthem's") participating provider networks in Connecticut.
Middlesex Hospital has terminated its participating hospital contract with Anthem. If we are unable to reach agreement on its renewal, then effective May 1, 2009, Middlesex Hospital will no longer be a participating hospital in Anthem's networks.
Within the next two weeks, we will send letters to your customers and then their employees who have recently received services from Middlesex Hospital or live within fifteen (15) miles from the hospital to ensure that employees are aware of their options going forward. Our most important concern is that employees and their covered family members have access to the care that they need and, fortunately, we have other participating hospitals that are available to meet their health care needs.
Please be assured that we will continue to try to reach an agreement with Middlesex Hospital that provides our members with access to its services.
David R. Fusco
President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut
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