7 recent payer-provider contract resolutions, disputes

Here are seven contract impasses and agreements that took place between payers and providers since June 1:

1. Cigna and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System reached a multiyear agreement July 20 after extending an agreement that was originally set to expire March 16.

2. Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System is no longer considered an in-network provider for Cigna's commercial health plan members. 

3. Seattle-based UW Medicine and Cigna inked a new agreement ahead of an Aug. 1 termination deadline.

4. Nine thousand Molina Healthcare of California members can no longer access UC San Diego Health providers at in-network rates after a contract between the organizations was terminated June 30. 

5. Medicare Advantage members with CVS Health-owned Aetna can now access providers of DuPage Medical Group in Downers Grove, Ill., at in-network rates under a new agreement.

6. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross have signed a five-year agreement aimed at expanding the hospital's value-based care initiatives. 

7. Houston Methodist officially inked a multiyear contract with UnitedHealthcare that took effect June 1.

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