Published on 20/12/2011
Bupa has removed 25 BMI Healthcare hospitals from its list of approved facilities, in addition to the de-listed 12 it announced earlier this month.
Bupa’s current contract with BMI Healthcare, the largest private hospital group in the UK, expires at the end of this month, and a new one has yet to be signed.
Bupa claims that the prices offered by BMI healthcare are unreasonable, and it is seeking to ensure that members are not charged ‘unduly high rates’ at BMI healthcare hospitals next year.
BMI Healthcare argues that a reduction in rates could compromise care, and would be unlikely to benefit customers in the form of lower premiums.
Not all BMI facilities have been removed from the list, and BUPA will still cover consultations at de-listed hospitals, as well as considering requests for members to use BMI hospitals on an out-of-network basis.
Bupa has apologised for the inconvenience caused by the move, and guarantees that customers that are still mid-treatment will not be affected in any way.
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