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Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 30, 2011

Confusion reigns over expired Stanford-Blue Cross contracts

Clients should beware of hidden costs while the hospitals and insurer negotiate, Palo Alto broker says

by Sue Dremann

How patients' medical services will be paid for during a stalemate in contract negotiations between Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is confusing both patients and insurance agents. And at least one local broker is warning the public to get the facts straight before having procedures done despite assurances from the hospitals that they'll charge rates as if they were still considered "in network."

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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