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Tufts to break with Blue Cross

Hospital takes high-risk step over doctor pay

At the State House yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick spoke after conferring with officials about financing the state's healthcare system. He wants to examine cost containment from all angles. At the State House yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick spoke after conferring with officials about financing the state's healthcare system. He wants to examine cost containment from all angles. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Scott Allen and Jeffrey Krasner
Globe Staff / January 6, 2009

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Tufts Medical Center has begun warning thousands of patients that Tufts doctors will no longer accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO coverage after Jan. 31, asserting in a letter that the state's largest health insurer refuses to pay Tufts doctors at a "reasonable rate." (Full article: 1161 words)

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