Update on Mercy Medical Negotiations
I want to provide you with an update on Regence’s negotiations with Mercy Medical.
First, to those who have been affected by our contract negotiations with Mercy, let me start by saying I apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused you. We are working very hard to come to an agreement.
We know that your health care dollars are precious – which is why Regence is taking a stand and advocating for you, our members, to keep Mercy’s out-of-state owners from driving up the costs of care in Roseburg.
I’m hopeful that we’ve found a solution to do just that.
This week we sent a letter to Kelly Morgan, CEO of Mercy Medical. In it we formally agree to the terms Mercy and its owners have publically and privately stated they are seeking to reach an agreement. Now we just need them to live up to their end of the bargain.
We hope to hear from Mercy soon, and will share another update at that time.
In the interim, if you are a Regence member please know that we are here for you. Our Customers Service specialists are standing by to answer all of your questions and connect you to the care you need.
On behalf of all of us at Regence, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this situation.
President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Editor’s Note: Regence and Mercy reached an agreement on December 22, 2014. Please read here for more.