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Blue Cross and Tenet in contract negotiations

It should come as no surprise to anyone, but with less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 deadline, the contract battle between Tenet Healthcare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia shows no signs of resolution.

If a new contract is not reached before then, Blue Cross members would be out of network if they go to any of Tenet’s five hospitals in Georgia, all of which are in the Atlanta region: North Fulton Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, South Fulton Medical Center, Spalding Regional Medical Center, and Sylvan Grove Hospital.

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That would mean higher co-pays for patients using those hospitals.

With both sides saying they are trying to do the best thing for everyone, we can only wait and see what outcomes there are. But don't expect an early resolution, these things do tend to go to the 12th hour.