Health Care

UPDATE: It's official, members of Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC are once again back in network with Mission Health, effective Dec. 15, 2017 | More>

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Mission Health Back Together | The two giants of health care in Asheville and the region have finally come to their senses and joined hands with a new, official agreement: Effective Dec. 15, 2017, BCBS of NC, the largest health insurer in the state, is now back in-network with Mission Health, the largest hospital and provider of health care in Western North Carolina. What took "the kids" so long to play ball again? | More>


Mission Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina do the unthinkable by ending their healthcare contract  | It's serious in the local healthcare industry. | More>

Mission Hospital now out-of-network for most of those who are insured by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, reports The Mountaineer at | More> 

'Mission Stands With You' — and Mission Hospital explains how its patients can continue to receive the care they need "no matter what" on its official website at | More>

U.S. News rates Mission Health as the best-rated hospital in Western North Carolina, and the 8th best-rated hospital in all of North Carolina. | More>

Healthcare coverage gap for Asheville area citizens with Blue Cross/Blue Shield policies will happen, reports Carolina Public Press at | More>

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina applies public pressure on Mission Hospital | BCBSNC put out its official views about its relationship with Mission Hospital on its website at on July 5, 2017. | More>

Pardee CEO expresses hope for Mission and The Blues to come together and sign a new contract, reports WLOS-TV, the Asheville-based ABC Network affiliate | More>

Buncombe County Commissioners tell Mission Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina to work out a new deal. That was back in July 2017, as reported by local publisher MountainXpress at | More>


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