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Nevada insurance coordinator in contract dispute with HCA

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Las Vegas-based Health Services Coalition is in a contract dispute with Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corp. of America.

Health Services Coalition coordinates health-insurance plans for about 20 employers and labor groups in Nevada. HCA, for its part, operates three Las Vegas-based hospitals — Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center and MountainView Hospital — and four surgical clinics in Nevada.

Stacie Sasso, HSC co-chairwoman, said HCA wants to raise rates for medical facility access. “Historically, we’ve had trouble with the increases they’re requesting,” Ms. Sasso  told   the paper.

HSC asserted recently that HCA had been “siphoning” funds paid by Nevada families out of the state.

But Rob Dyer , a HCA spokesman, told the paper: “In recent years we have had no issue contracting with the coalition for their members. Quite frankly, we were disappointed in the misinformation provided in their press release.”


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