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Resolved: the BUPA dispute with BMI is over.

Bupa has reinstated virtually all the hospitals run by BMI Healthcare to its provider network after reaching agreement in a major pricing dispute that began last autumn.

The UK’s biggest private medical insurer and biggest hospital group have reached a three-year agreement that will see the “vast majority” of BMI Healthcare’s hospitals confirmed on Bupa’s recognised hospital lists. Only three hospitals – BMI Gisburne Park Hospital, BMI The Lancaster Hospital and BMI The Castle Consulting Suite – remain out of the Bupa network.

The new agreement suggests that at least one side has … Continue reading »

BUPA and BMI Dispute

From 1st January 2012, Bupa plans to de-list 37 BMI hospitals following a dispute over hospital charges. The de-list includes the Harbour Hospital in Poole and the Bath Clinic, but as far as I can tell, it does not include the Winterbourne Hospital in Dorchester.

So what does this mean for you if you have Bupa private medical insurance and you want to have treatment by me and my team? Well, I am a specialist recognised by Bupa and your … Continue reading »