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Blue Shield VP defends contract termination
Napa Valley Register

A recent article (“Blue Shield ends contract with local doctors,” Dec. 14) gave an inaccurate view of the contract termination between Blue Shield of California and the Napa Valley Family Medical Group (NVF). The medical group’s claim that we have not increased our payments to them in almost 10 years is untrue. For example, we have increased our payments for office visits during each of the past two years, with another increase planned in 2011.