Johns Hopkins Medicine, CareFirst Reach Insurance Agreement

Posted on 10/26/22 | News Source: WBAL TV

Johns Hopkins Medicine and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield agreed to a new multiyear contract, according to a joint statement released Wednesday.

The statement said the agreement ensures continued service to existing members and patients "while opening new opportunities to create value for the people and communities we serve."

No details of the agreement were immediately available in the statement, but there will be no interruption of service.

"We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with CareFirst to keep our doctors, nurses and other caregivers in CareFirst's network," Theodore DeWeese, interim dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said in the statement. "Our goal was to reach a resolution before our patients had to make changes to their care or their coverage, and we appreciate CareFirst's collaboration to make that happen."

"Together, CareFirst and Johns Hopkins Medicine are poised to continue providing high-quality health care and maintain our focus on the people who matter most: members and patients," Brian Pieninck, president and CEO of CareFirst, said in the statement. "The impact of our partnership remains tied to advancing health outcomes in the community, and this new agreement provides the structure necessary to organize our efforts and deliver on that shared goal."