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Memorial Healthcare Tells Florida Blue Customers To Look For New Insurer

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Susan Stocker
South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood is one of six Memorial Healthcare hospitals relied upon by southwest Broward residents. After those hospitals were removed from Florida Blue's preferred provider network on Sept. 1.

Thousands of Florida Blue policy holders in southern Broward County will have to look for a new insurer.

Memorial Healthcare System is telling its patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance to find another insurer if they want to remain in southern Broward County’s largest hospital network.

Negotiations on a new contract that would have enabled patients insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, also known as Florida Blue, to continue using Memorial hospital facilities at in-network rates failed before the previous contract expired Aug. 31.

As of Sept. 1, patients with Florida Blue or any other Blue Cross Blue Shield plan are no longer eligible for in-network rates for services at Memorial’s six hospitals.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.