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Byline: M. Paul Jackson
Oct. 6--N.C. Baptist Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said yesterday that they have agreed on a new three-year contract, settling a lengthy dispute.
The contract, which begins Friday, will allow Blue Cross customers to visit the hospital without paying more in out-of-pocket costs, officials said.
"We are pleased to announce this agreement for the added convenience of our patients," Len Preslar, the hospital's chief executive said. "Ensuring that they can easily come to us when they need medical care is of primary importance to us. This agreement gives them that assurance."
Officials for both …