ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine ruled this week that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia wrongly refused to allow doctors at an Athens clinic to join its network. The ruling could have a wide-ranging impact.
Oxendine says consumers want and deserve more doctors in their networks to give them more choice. "You as the insurance consumer and patient can go to the doctor you want to go to instead of the doctor that some insurance executive says you have to go to," Oxendine said.
The ruling could benefit hundreds of doctors and thousands, if not millions, of Georgians.