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BCBS establishes partnership with hospital

A new partnership will give members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia another option for care, especially for cancer patients.

BCBS of Georgia and Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center have established an agreement at the hospital in Newnan, which opened about six months ago. Patients visit the facility from all over the state, according to a news release.

The agreement allows BCBS of Georgia members to use the CTCA regional hospital as an in-network provider. Members will also benefit from an emphasis, transparency and accountability for oncology care. Quality-of-care provisions have been created by the partnership with innovative advances and a clinical collaboration.

"Our growing relationship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia enables us to provide more treatment choices to cancer patients and their families from across the country," said Anne Meisner, president and CEO at CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

CTCA specializes in treating complex and advanced-stage cancer, according to a news release. The treatment model combines state-of-the-art clinical treatments with complementary therapies, such as nutritional therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain medicine, rehabilitation, mind-body medicine and spiritual support.