Premera & UW Medicine Reach Agreement

Premera & UW Medicine Reach Agreement

Contract signed, no disruption in coverage for our patients.

Premera Blue Cross and UW Medicine announced today, June 9, a new multi-year agreement, effective July 1, 2023. UW Medicine will continue as an in-network provider for Premera members ensuring there is no disruption in care. This applies to all Premera lines of business, including commercial, Premera Blue Cross individual, UW student insurance and Medicare Advantage.

The two organizations began negotiations several months ago with a mutual goal of reaching an agreement that balances fair compensation for the healthcare system and continued access to high-quality, affordable care for UW Medicine patients and Premera members.

“This agreement represents our shared commitment to making healthcare work better,” said Lee McGrath, executive vice president of healthcare services, Premera Blue Cross. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we worked tirelessly to ensure continued access to the innovative, high-quality care UW Medicine provides.”

“The new contract represents a collaboration between two organizations that provides stability in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Dr. Tim Dellit, interim chief executive officer, UW Medicine, and interim dean, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. “I am delighted that we can continue to provide in-network access to the high-quality care at UW Medicine for all of our Premera patients and families.”

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