Piedmont Healthcare officially signs agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield

(WTVM) - Georgia's largest health insurer and one of its largest hospital groups have signed a peace treaty.

Piedmont Healthcare confirmed Monday that it had completed an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

The agreement means people insured by Blue Cross can see Piedmont physicians and use services at Piedmont hospitals without paying extra out-of-network charges.

The contract now has been extended until the end of May when the new deal will begin. It runs into the year 2021.

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