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OSF HealthCare: ‘Meridian owes OSF millions of dollars’


PEORIA (WEEK) — OSF HealthCare is saying Meridian owes it “millions of dollars,” just three days after it announced it sent a notice of termination to Meridian.

On Friday, OSF HealthCare announced it was terminating services with Meridian.

In a press release Monday, OSF HealthCare officials said, “Meridian owes OSF millions of dollars for outstanding claims for services provided over the past five years.”

“Meridian’s inability to pay claims per industry standards within the contractually required amount of time has created an unmanageable administrative burden for OSF in billing for services it provides,” said Randy Billings, OSF HealthCare senior vice president of population health.

Billings continued, “Meridian’s demand that OSF resubmit claims that were properly submitted is completely unreasonable.”

According to the release Monday, OSF will work with Meridian and its members receiving treatment at OSF to, “ensure safe and clinically appropriate transition of care as needed.”

Drew Veskauf

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