Ascension Providence to end contract with Scott & White Health Plan

Ascension Providence in Waco, Texas, will break ties with Scott & White Health Plan effective Sept. 1, according to a notice.

Ascension Providence cited future access and growth strategies as reasons for the split with the health plan, which is operated by Dallas-based competitor Baylor Scott & White.

After the break, Scott & White Health Plan members will lose in-network access to Ascension Providence providers. Some Scott & White Health Plan patients — those who are pregnant, have newly diagnosed or relapsed cancer, are undergoing treatment for acute conditions, or are in hospital confinement — may be exempt from the change.

Of the impending break, a Baylor Scott & White Health spokesperson told the Waco-Tribune Herald, "We began working immediately in an effort to make this a smooth transition for our members affected by this network change."

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