Shortly after the end of the old agreement, hospital officials informed AccessWDUN that the two sides had stopped talking. A judge had issued a publication ban to keep The Gainesville and Braselton Hospitals and the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center as Anthem sites until Feb. 7. The northeast georgia physicians group`s interniepranos of Buford, Cumming, Dacula and Hamilton Mill were not affected by the negotiations and reportedly remained in the network with Anthem even if no agreement had been reached. The Northeast Georgia Health System and Anthem have entered into an agreement that keeps health system members in the network with Anthem`s commercial health plan. The two sides had been negotiating for nearly a year and their five-year contract expired on September 30. The multi-year agreement restores connected patient access across all NGHS locations, including hospitals, emergency care and doctors` offices, Steve McNeilly, executive vice president of care, said in a press release Monday. In the publication, Anthem officials welcomed the new agreement that would promote quality, accessibility and accessibility for their customers. NGHS had agreed to reward network rates for Patients with Anthem until December 31, a loss of about $10 million a month. When the agreement was not reached until January 1, Patients with Anthem became compatible with most NGHS facilities. The new contract was signed on January 6.
A judge had issued a publication ban to keep The Gainesville and Braselton Hospitals and the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center as Anthem sites until Feb. 7.