Negotiations Extended for 48 Hours: Dignity Health’s Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Yavapai Regional Medical Group Work to Complete Agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

by Carmelle Malkovich, Director of External Communications, Dignity Health in Arizona, (602) 406-3319 | Feb 01, 2023

Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG), and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) have jointly agreed to extend the negotiation period through February 2, 2023. This will allow BCBSAZ-insured patients to maintain in-network access to YRMC and YRMG services, facilities, and providers through February 2, 2023.

“It’s our mission to provide high-quality, compassionate and reliable health care services to our community,” says Anthony Torres, MD, President and CEO of Dignity Health YRMC and YRMG.

“We understand the magnitude of this responsibility and remain hopeful that we will reach a resolution with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona that benefits those we serve right here in our community.”

“We know how important Yavapai Regional Medical Center is to our members and want a resolution so members can focus on what is important – their health and the health of their families,” says Pam Kehaly, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. “Today’s conversations have brought us closer together and we remain hopeful that members can maintain both affordability and access to care.”