Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland continues to be part of the Premera Blue Cross Heritage Plus network for three more years, but some other Premera coverage could cost patients more at Kadlec.
A tentative agreement reached by Kadlec’s parent organization, Providence Health & Services, in September has been finalized for Heritage Plus, Kadlec officials stated on Tuesday.
The agreement covers employer health plans, including government employee plans, that use Heritage Plus, Premera’s largest provider network.
Medicare Advantage customers will continue to be in network at Kadlec.
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Premera Heritage Prime, Heritage Signature and Lifewise Connect members will not receive in network coverage at Kadlec, which likely means increased out-of-pocket expenses.