CDPHP, St. Peter’s Health Partners fight over contract renewal

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CDPHP and St. Peter’s Health Partners are publicly airing out their contract renewal negotiation fight. Their patients are caught in the middle.

Both of the health care giants sent out letters and emails to their patients within the past week, scaring many of them.

What is comes down to is money.

In the letter for CDPHP, it says St. Peter’s Health Partners, “has demanded an unreasonable rate increase,” and “they are not in a position to absorb the costs.”

Their current agreement expires on Jan. 1.

St. Peter’s Health Partners told their patients what this means is, “you may have increased financial responsibility when seeking care from them in 2023.” They listed 15 facilities that will no longer be in-network, including, St. Peter’s Hospital and Samaritan Hospital.

Many NewsChannel 13 viewers have reached out to us, concerned about what is going to happen if an agreement is not reached.