Dignity Health YRMC and BCBSAZ of Arizona Extend Negotiations Toward Agreement

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Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continue working around the clock to reach a contract agreement. The organizations have agreed to another deadline extension with the intent to reach a fair and responsible agreement that puts patients first.

The negotiation period has been extended through Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5 pm. BCBSAZ-insured patients will maintain their in-network access to YRMC services through the extension date and time.

The team at YRMC continues its efforts to do everything possible to protect patient access to the hospitals and services they know and trust. We will continue working with BCBSAZ in good faith to reach a new agreement that protects patients’ access to local and high-quality health care services.

As we have previously stated, we do not underestimate our responsibility as the region’s high-quality health care provider, and do not take lightly the inconvenience this negotiation has caused for our patients with BCBSAZ coverage.

We will continue to provide updates as the negotiations progress.