Jenny Alm is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska’s VP of Network and Product Innovation and says, “They took a decrease in Omaha by about 7%. If you remember on the hospital side they were 20-30% higher so it did not significantly address the cost of the hospital. On the physician side they proposed a 3% decrease. As you recall they were 10% higher than other physicians in the Omaha market.”
Alm says CHI Health’s proposal increased their costs significantly at other facilities across the state.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is willing to continue discussions to resolve the contract issue.