Healthcare provider 'bullied' by Medibank

COMMUNITY and aged care provider Calvary Health Care has accused Medibank of bullying it into a new funding arrangement that threatens to destabilise both the public and private hospital systems.

The recently privatised insurer last week dumped the Catholic operator as a supplier after a breakdown in negotiations on a contract that sought to exclude 165 “highly preventable adverse events” from its cover.

It also refuses any patient readmissions within 28 days of a procedure as