The new agreement includes all commercial and Medicare products offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida including Health Options, Network Blue, Preferred Provider Contract (PPC), Preferred Hospital System (PHS), Workers Compensation and Advantage 65, which is a Medicare supplement.
Marsha Powers, senior vice president of operations for Tenet’s Florida region said, We look forward to continuing to serve our patients who are members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is our largest contracted health plan. It represents a significant portion of our commercial managed care business, and as such, contributed to our recent growth.
Barry Schwartz, M.D., vice president of network management with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, said, I am very happy that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Tenet have reached a three-year agreement that will enable our members to continue to receive care at these excellent facilities.