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BCBS of Mississippi and UMMC agree on mediator; contract remains in effect until July 31

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have agreed on a mediator in their contract dispute and UMMC will proceed under the contract terms through the month of July.

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“I am pleased to report that both BCBSMS and UMMC have now agreed to a mediator suggested by the Department of Insurance in their contractual dispute. The mediation proceedings will take place sometime during the month of July 2018," said Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. "In the meantime, UMMC has agreed to proceed under the contract terms through the month of July, pending the outcome of the mediation. BCBSMS will continue to pay in-network rates as they are now doing.  As Commissioner, I appreciate the willingness of both parties to work toward a solution.”

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