New York Presbyterian and Empire extend contract

From Anthem Health:   New York-Presbyterian and Empire BlueCross BlueShield have agreed to a multiyear deal to keep the 10-hospital health system in Empire’s network. The accord ends a public fight that stoked fears that about 300,000 NYP patients would face higher out-of-network charges next year. The agreement will also maintain Empire members’ access to New York-Presbyterian’s medical groups, including …

Major Changes to NY Empire and Oxford plans for 2017

Empire Blue Cross Network Changes- EPO/PPO (i.e. “BlueCard”) –this is Empire’s best-in-class legacy BlueCard network Blue Priority – full BlueCard hospital network with a narrowed practitioner (doctor) network when in Empire’s 28-county service area. Plans are non-gated with National BlueCard access for folks living and traveling outside of NY.  Most of Northwell doctors now are non-participating in the Blue Priority …