If you live in the Tulsa, OK area you
should know that the Emergency Medical Physicians of Tulsa County known as EMP
has terminated its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
(BCBSOK) for the Saint Francis Tulsa and Vinita hospitals. EMP is the group of doctors that staff the
emergency departments of these locations.
Members will still have coverage for the
emergency care but may now pay a lot more out-of-pocket for its physician
services. These services will be paid at
the in-network benefit level however the members will be responsible for any
amount over that level. For services on
or after Feb. 1, 2018 payments will be made directly to the member and it will
be their responsibility to pay the hospital for their care.
Also, please keep in mind the Saint
Francis Health system is still in the network.
This only impacts the ER doctors at the Tulsa and Vinita locations.
As always, we’re here to help answer any
questions, please give us a call.