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When Hospital, Insurer Collide
The Reporter

NorthBay Healthcare, which operates community hospitals in Fairfield and Vacaville, and Anthem Blue Cross are duking it out over contract prices, and unless they come to an agreement before the end of the year, the losers will be northern Solano County residents who prefer not to travel for medical treatment. Last month, NorthBay’s CEO Gary Passama sent out a letter to 5,000 Blue Cross patients who used local facilities in the previous year, telling them they could lose that coverage at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield or VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville if the two sides can’t agree on a contract by Dec. 31.