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Ellis reaches agreements with CDPHP, Empire Blue Cross

Thursday, April 27, 2023

We are pleased to report that Ellis Medicine has reached final agreements in our contract negotiations with both Empire Blue Cross and CDPHP. Both agreements allow continued in-network access at Ellis Medicine for members of Blue Cross and CDPHP. As a result, there will not be any disruption to patients, their care, or their in-network benefits at Ellis facilities.

Ellis has believed strongly all along that final agreements with both health plans are in the best interest of our patients. All parties gave a little in these negotiations. In the end, the increased rates agreed to in the final contracts will allow Ellis and our insurance partners to meet our community’s needs.

We sincerely appreciate the community’s patience throughout this process, and thank our patients for allowing the physicians, nurses and staff of Ellis Medicine to serve to them. We take our responsibilities very seriously and are grateful for their trust and confidence in us.


  • Since late 2022, Ellis Medicine has been negotiating separately with CDPHP and Empire Blue Cross with the aim of renewing our contracts. Such negotiations are standard practice between health insurance companies and hospitals.   
  • Recent discussions led to final agreements with both Blue Cross and CDPHP .
  • Ellis Medicine will remain an in-network provider for those with coverage through CDPHP and Empire Blue Cross. There will be no change in coverage for patients covered by these health insurers.

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