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Insurers driving health-care inflation
Visialia Times-Delta

Hopefully, by the time this is published, the contract issue between Emergency Medical Associates and Anthem Blue Cross is settled and it becomes a moot point.

Certain physicians are referred to as “hospital-based physicians” because they serve a particular purpose to provide services that support the hospital but make it inconvenient for the patient to make a choice of physician.

In most cases patients do not select their anesthesiologist who provides surgical support, radiologists who read x-rays, or pathologists who interpret laboratory studies.