Colonial Medical Supplies to Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Largest Medical Equipment Supplier in Central Florida to Become In-Network Provider for BCBS

"I think this demonstrates the insurance company’s commitment to not conforming to substandard industry practices.” --David Bruinsma, CEO

Colonial Medical Supplies announced today that the company will become an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield beginning immediately. The new contract will allow Colonial Medical Supplies to bill BCBS for equipment purchases by patients with BCBS health insurance as in-network purchases.

“It has been difficult for BCBS patients to find a qualified in-network provider,” said David Bruinsma, CEO of Colonial Medical Supplies. “While many insurance companies are taking steps to limit their expenses by reducing access, BCBS through its partnership with CareCentrix has gone the opposite direction and has increased its network of providers to give its members more choices. I think this demonstrates the insurance company’s commitment to not conforming to substandard industry practices.”

Colonial Medical Supplies provides the largest selection of medical equipment in Central Florida. It is also a certified custom wheelchair provider and has a respiratory therapist on staff to help customers. The new contract will allow BCBS patients to purchase equipment such as scooters, orthotics, and CPAP supplies more easily and have the billing sent to the insurance company at no charge. Open six days a week, Colonial Medical Supplies offers three convenient locations in Central Florida and provides same-day service to many of its customers. Along with free shipping and free home delivery, the company offers same-day pickup at any of its three locations.

About Colonial Medical Supplies
Colonial Medical Supplies is the largest medical equipment supplier in Central Florida, with locations in Kissimmee, Orlando, and Altamonte Springs. The company has been providing quality medical products and services since 1957, and is currently managed by the second generation of the Bruinsma family, who took over after Betty and Frank Bruinsma started the company. Visit: http://www.colonialmed.com.

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