Will Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center terminate its Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama hospital contract? According to Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials, the official date when R-M-C will no longer be recognized as an in-network provider is September 12, 2014. Blue Cross officials say members may continue to utilize R-M-C and its service until that time. But, according to Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center officials, the long-standing relationship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will continue and they will work to ensure a new agreement is in place before any services are interrupted. RMC officials add that they are attempting to continue negotiations with Blue Cross to reach an agreement on reimbursement of services provided, however Blue Cross has notified R-M-C that they are no longer willing to negotiate.