To date, the Mission Health System and Blue Cross Blue Shield have been unable to agree on a contract. If both parties remain at an impasse by October 5, 2017, BCBS customers will have to pay out of network for most services provided by the Mission Healthcare System.

What does this mean for you as a patient of Digestive Health Partners (Asheville Gastroenterology Associates & Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology)?

Digestive Health Partners is an independent practice so all clinic visits and procedures performed at either the Asheville, Hendersonville, or satellite offices would not be affected. Services provided through the Mission Health System—labs (Labcorp excluded) or radiology tests would be affected.

Inpatient or outpatient services performed at a Mission hospital or facility would also be affected. We remain hopeful that Mission and BCBS will come to an agreement. At DHP, we remain committed to providing the highest quality GI care without disruption to your services.