Dignity Health, Health Net Fail To Reach Insurance Deal

By Will Stone
Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:01pm
Updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:40am

Thousands of Arizonans who have insurance through Health Net are no longer covered at one of the Valley’s large hospital chains.

After months, Health Net and Dignity Health could not reach a deal on reimbursement rates and other contract terms.

That means about 5,000 people who have been going to Dignity’s hospitals and clinics like St. Joseph’s and Chandler Regional Medical Centers are no longer in-network.

The disruption affects many different kinds of policies — commercial HMO and PPO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid — but only a small fraction of everyone in Arizona with Health Net. Those who are currently in-patient will be able to finish their treatment, according to a Dignity spokesperson.

Negotiations have ended, and there was no indication of whether or not a new deal would be reached.

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