EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fairview and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) have reached an agreement on a contract that allows Fairview clinics and hospitals to remain as participating providers in Blue Cross' provider networks. The contract was set to expire at midnight on Friday, December 31, 2016. The new contract is in effect through the end of 2018.
"We are pleased an agreement has been reached, so patients with Blue Cross coverage can continue to access their Fairview providers and services at the in-network benefit levels of their plan," said Dr. Beth Thomas, Fairview chief medical officer. "Our goal throughout these discussions was to find a fair solution that will allow Fairview to continue providing exceptional patient care and service in the future while avoiding any disruption in care. The agreement we reached does that."