Mass. Hospital, Blue Cross Reach Deal

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Tufts Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts have reached an agreement on a new contract.

No specific details were disclosed in a joint statement today, but the two say their plan members and patients will face no disruption.

After nearly a year of failed contract negotiations, this month Tufts Medical Center had begun telling its patients that beginning in February, they would no longer accept blue cross HMO coverage.

Tufts claimed Blue Cross was not paying their doctors a "reasonable rate."

Blue Cross called the move a "negotiating tactic."

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