Blue Cross, Steward tangle over future contract

Richard Asinof, Providence Business News, July 16, 2012
 Providence – Landmark Medical Center’s current contract with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island expires July 16. As a result of a breakdown in negotiations over a future contract with Steward Health Care of Boston, the proposed buyer of Landmark and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, the health insurer sent out letters to 198,000 of its members on July 6, alerting them that Landmark may be dropped from the Blue Cross network as of August 1. For the Rehabilitation Hospital, the effective date of being dropped from the Blue Cross network is August 31. ... Blue