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BCBS considers Mayo Clinic more costly

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota placed the southeast Minnesota hospital in Tier 2 instead of Tier 1, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Tier 1 policyholder can go a Tier 2 health provider, but they have to pay more. The new ranking comes as Blue Cross expands its Blue Performance Network.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota placed the southeast Minnesota hospital in Tier 2 instead of Tier 1, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Tier 1 policyholder can go a Tier 2 health provider, but they have to pay more. The new ranking comes as Blue Cross expands its Blue Performance Network.

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