Where We Stand
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has been working to sign a new contract with Radiology Alliance, one of the state’s largest private radiology practice groups, mainly serving hospitals, outpatient facilities and clinics in the Middle Tennessee and Chattanooga areas. The Associates in Diagnostic Radiology (ADR) group in Chattanooga is part of Radiology Alliance.
Radiology Alliance providers are valued partners in providing services to our members, and we want to continue our longstanding relationship. We believe it’s our responsibility to help slow the increasing cost of medical services, which drives up the cost of care for our members.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an agreement. As of April 1, 2021, Radiology Alliance is no longer in-network for BlueCross members covered by:
- Network P
- Network S
- BlueCare Plus
Additionally, Radiology Alliance has elected to leave our Medicare Advantage network as of April 19, 2021.
While we continue to work toward a mutually satisfactory agreement with Radiology Alliance, BlueCross members with the impacted plans will need to seek radiology and diagnostic services from other providers or likely have to pay more for these services.
We realize that network changes can be frustrating for our members, so we make them only when necessary. Our goal is to secure a new contract with Radiology Alliance that would preserve access to care and avoid disruption for our members.
It is our hope that, going forward, our in-network hospitals will encourage or even require their contracted physicians to join them in BlueCross networks, which are designed to fairly reimburse providers while keeping coverage affordable for our members.
We will keep you updated on our negotiations and what you need to know about seeking care. Members can call the number on the back of their Member ID card with any questions or concerns.