Bupa and BMI end hospital contract battle


Bupa has reached an agreement with BMI Healthcare to re-introduce patient treatment at all but three of the hospital network's facilities.

The pair have agreed a three-year contract the will see BMI hospitals immediately included on the insurer's recognised lists. Only BMI Gisburne Park Hospital, BMI The Lancaster Hospital and BMI Castle Consulting Suite, will not be part of Bupa's Extended Choice, Partnership and Participating Hospital Networks. The agreement is likely to be welcomed by intermediaries after some expressed fears that clients would be disadvantaged after Bupa removed 37 BMI hospitals from its recognised lists on New Year's Day as part of a contractual dispute. However, an email update from Bupa to brok...

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