TULSA, Okla. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), Grady Memorial Hospital and Five Oaks Medical Group have reached an agreement to extend in-network participation for all networks through June 30, 2020. This provides additional time for all organizations to negotiate a new, multi-year contract. This extension comes just days prior to the expiration of the current transition period.
“BCBSOK wants what’s best for our members in Chickasha and surrounding communities – and that is to continue offering convenient and affordable medical care and coverage to the people in Grady County,” said Joseph R. Cunningham MD, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. “We are pleased Grady Memorial Hospital and Five Oaks Medical Group will stay in-network and we will continue to seek a new multi-year agreement.”
We would like to thank the people of Grady County for their patience and support during this negotiation. We continue to work behind the scenes to resolve contractual issues and to prevent any lapse in coverage for BCBSOK members.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
For more than 78- years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has been committed to meeting the health care financing needs of Oklahomans. As the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 800,000 Oklahomans. For more information, visit bcbsok.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Montana and New Mexico), the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.