UMMC, Blue Cross reach agreement

Published 1:20 pm Friday, December 16, 2022

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (Blue Cross) have reached an agreement.

Effective Dec. 15, 2022, all UMMC facilities, physicians and other individual Professional Providers are fully participating Network Providers for all Blue Cross commercial health plans, including the Federal Employee Plan and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans from other states.

Blue Cross and UMMC remain focused on their missions of serving Mississippians’ health care needs.

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The terms of the contracts are confidential.


About the University of Mississippi Medical Center

UMMC is the state’s only academic medical center. Its education, research and health care missions share the objectives of improving the health of the state’s population and eliminating health disparities.

UMMC encompasses seven health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate studies and population health. The Medical Center’s health care enterprise includes the state’s only Level I trauma center, only children’s hospital, and only organ and bone marrow transplant program. The Medical Center also is home to a Telehealth Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

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About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is transforming the delivery of healthcare and health for Mississippians through partnerships with providers, employers, members and communities across the state.  The Company has earned a position as Mississippi’s health and wellness leader by encouraging wellness through personal engagement and access to quality healthcare.  To learn more, visit