AP analysis: Law may be on HMA’s side in dispute with Blue Cross/Blue Shield

November 5, 2013 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Hospital owner Health Management Associates has a not-so-secret advantage in its dispute with insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. Lawmakers are poised to intervene […]

Mississippi lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

September 17, 2013 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers say they hope the state’s second-largest hospital company and largest health insurer will resolve a financial dispute before patients lose care or facilities close.

Health Management Associates, a Florida-based company that owns 10 Mississippi hospitals, sued Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in June, saying that the insurance company broke contract terms by underpaying for procedures. Blue Cross says HMA overcharges…

Miss. insurer could cut ties to 2 hospital systems

July 24, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August.

The insurer sent the termination notice to Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. Naples, Fla.-based HMA had sued Blue Cross for $13 million a week earlier, claiming the Flowood, Miss., insurer is breaking contract terms by underpaying for a number of procedures.

Healthcare CEOs join volunteers at Habitat Build

April 4, 2013 in Top Stories

By Peggy Hampton

Special to The Mississippi Link

Healthy homes build healthy communities. That’s why four major health care institutions in the Metro Jackson area are joining together to build a healthy home for a local family.

This is the first time health care institutions in the area have collaborated to build a Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson home….