Tenet Health Systems terminates contact with BCBSGA
Tenet Health System has terminated its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia effective 7/1/2010. Tenet Health System is comprised of several health care providers including five hospitals: Atlanta Medical Center, North Fulton Hospital, South Fulton Medical Center, Spalding Regional Medical Center and Sylvan Grove Hospital. According to BCBSGA, the company knows that their customers “value the care Tenet Health System provided to our members and we made considerable effort to keep them in our network.” However no agreement was ever finalized.
BCBSGA has ensured its members that services rendered by Tenet providers are available from other in-network area providers in the area. According to the company they have implemented several tools to assist their clients with this network change. The company stated that the termination does not impact any of the more than 185 hospitals that are part of extensive BCBSGA networks throughout Georgia. If you are considering BCBSGA insurance and have specific questions about the Tenet Health Systems terminated contract, please contact Medicoverage Inc.