Aug. 5—WENATCHEE — Over 36,000 patients with
Health insurance contracts typically last between two to three years, according to Dr.
And after months of negotiations, there was no real progress, Canning said. "It's gotten to the point where it's clear that a deal is not likely," he said.
Premera, on the other hand, does not believe that negotiations are at an impasse, according to
"We still have quite a ways on the runway, and we really do believe that we can come to an agreement and want Confluence to come back to the table," Condon said. "It's in the best interest of our members and for the community to come back and engage in good-faith negotiations and resolve these issues."
"We are committed first and foremost to treating every patient who comes through our door needing care regardless of what insurance they have or if they can even pay their bill at all," said Dr.
Condon said he does think Premera is paying its fair share to
In 2020, Premera paid
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