Health insurance company Aetna has signed a multi-year contract with Central Georgia Health Network that will add the Medical Center of Central Georgia and its affiliated physicians to Aetna's provider network in Macon, Georgia.

The agreement provides current and new Aetna enrollees with access to the CGHN provider network. Under the agreement, members of the Aetna network-based plans will be able to receive covered in-patient and out-patient services at in-network rates from the Medical Center of Central Georgia, the children’s hospital in Macon, home health, home infusion, three urgent care centers, radiology centers, a rehab hospital, an ambulatory surgery center, and approximately 180 physicians who previously had not participated with Aetna. The physicians include hospital-based doctors and community physicians. Aetna members will continue to have access to about 220 of CGHN’s affiliated physicians who had previously established contractual arrangements with Aetna.

Ramzy ElGomayel, head of network operations in Georgia of Aetna, said: We’re very pleased to announce this new agreement. This is very good news for Aetna members and prospective future customers in the Macon area. We’ve greatly expanded access to hospitals, facilities and physicians in Central Georgia.