Medical Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield reach agreement | News
The Medical Center of Central Georgia says it expects to sign a new contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield by the end of the day.
That means if you're insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield, you can continue to be covered for Medical Center Services.
The two entities have been in back-and-forth contract negotiations since April, and earlier this month an agreement was reached, but fell through before the details were finalized.
Thursday, which was the deadline, Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Allen said:
"Central Georgia Health System and Central Georgia Health Network are pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield for our physicians, with a commitment from BCBS to sign the agreement for the hospitals by end of business today (Thursday). This assures that we are in network and business will continue as usual for each of our BCBS patients. We are extremely pleased that their care will continue as usual with no interruptions. We are grateful to the community for their patience and understanding during this negotiation period. We will continue to provide world-class care for the patients in our region at the most affordable cost. "
If an agreement was not reached by the deadline, patient co-pays would have gone up.
This deal not only covers the Medical Center of Central Georgia, but 841 Central Georgia Health Network providers. This includes The Medical Center of Peach County.