Hospitals Reach Agreement
It appears Jackson’s two hospitals have agreed to end a fight over exclusivity and an anti-trust exemption.
For the last several years, Regional Hospital and parent company CHS have pushed lawmakers for a repeal of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital’s anti-trust exemption.
Regional Hospital argued that General Hospital had a stronghold on business due to exclusive agreements with some insurance providers.
According to a statement this afternoon by Bobby Arnold, President and CEO of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, the two sides have reached a tentative agreement.
“Under this agreement, General Hospital will not require that it be the sole hospital provider in Madison County as a condition to entering into a network provider agreement with a health insurer. Existing contracts would be unaffected,” said Arnold.
Regional Hospital of Jackson CEO Steve Grubbs stated, “We are encouraged by these discussions, but will refrain from further comment until the agreement is finalized.” “
To read the full statement from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, CLICK HERE