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Anthem, Blue Shield fined $650,000 for faulty doctor directories
Sacramento Bee

As part of the bumpy rollout of Obamacare in California, two major insurers – Anthem and Blue Shield – were issued $650,000 in fines Tuesday because they provided inaccurate doctor directories that resulted in costly overcharges for some patients.

The fines are based on statewide surveys in June 2014 that found more than 25 percent of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California’s online doctor listings were faulty, either because the physicians weren’t in the location listed or weren’t offering plans as cited.

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