Mainehealth Resolves Contract Dispute With Largest Insurer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest health care provider has resolved a contract dispute with the largest insurer in the state.

The resolution means patients who use Anthem health insurance can keep receiving in-network care at the state's largest hospital, Maine Medical Center in Portland. The dispute between MaineHealth and Anthem threatened to change that.

The insurer and hospital network signed a two-year contract, the Portland Press Herald reported on Wednesday. MaineHealth had previously accused Anthem of underpaying and refusing to pay Maine Medical Center claims. Anthem had accused MaineHealth of overcharging for services.

The two groups kept the details of the contract confidential.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said in a statement that the termination of the contract “would have significantly harmed many people, especially those with chronic care needs.”