Blue Shield Of California, UCLA Embroiled In Contract Dispute
Rates are the key disagreement, and failure to resolve the dispute could force thousands of patients to seek care elsewhere.
Los Angeles Times: Blue Shield Coverage Of Care At UCLA Medical Centers May End
A contract dispute between one of California's largest health insurers and UCLA could force thousands of patients at the university's medical centers to seek treatment elsewhere if the disagreement is not resolved by the end of December (Helfand, 12/14).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Blue Shield Of Calif., UCLA Tussle Over Rates
Blue Shield of California, which earlier this year pledged to cap its profits at 2 percent, took public Tuesday a contract dispute with UCLA Medical Center, which saw a nearly 17 percent operating margin this year" (Appleby, 12/14).