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LMH Health currently in negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield for 2022 coverage

May not contract with BCBS of Kansas
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Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 18:30:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — LMH Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield are currently in the contracting process for 2022, but the hospital said it may not contract with the insurance provider.

The non-profit hospital, known as Lawrence Memorial Hospital, told its patients Wednesday that it may not be in contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas in 2022, according to a release.

The hospital said that it has a "long-standing relationship" with BCBSKS and hopes it "will continue for years to come."

"We understand that being out of network with BCBS will be a challenge for a number of our patients — you have longstanding relationships with providers who live and work right here, with you, in our community," the release said. "With that in mind, we urge you to ensure — right now — that your selected coverage for 2022 allows to you receive the care you have come to know and to trust."

On Wednesday afternoon, LMH Health posted on Twitter that, even if they do not reach an agreement with the insurance provider by Jan. 1, BCBSKS Medicare supplemental plan members will still receive in-network care at the hospital.