Texas Health, Blue Cross Reach Deal

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    The North Texas region's largest insurer and largest hospital system have reached an agreement on a new contract just two weeks before 1.3 million residents would have been forced to scramble for new doctors.

    The North Texas region's largest insurer and largest hospital system have reached an agreement on a new contract just two weeks before 1.3 million residents would have been forced to scramble for new doctors.

    Details of the multi-year pact between Texas Health Resources and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas were not disclosed.

    The Dallas Morning News reports that the Arlington-based hospital system and Richardson-based insurer took shots at each other as they neared a Dec. 31 deadline to sign a new contract covering reimbursement rates. The two sides have disagreed over who bears more blame for pricey health care.

    Texas Health Resources has 24 hospitals and 18 outpatient facilities.