HCA, BCBS of Georgia break ties: 3 things to know

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is no longer in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia's network as of Oct. 1, according to WTOC11.

Here are three things to know:

1. HCA and BCBS of Georgia had until Sept. 30 to resolve contract negotiations and ink a new deal. However, they were unable to reach an agreement on rates before that date.

2. The fallout means roughly 2 million Georgia residents could face out-of-network rates when accessing their hospital, provider or healthcare services, according to WTOC11.

3. HCA has eight hospitals in Georgia, as well as numerous medical groups.

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