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Calif. Blues Plan Says No Tiers For Hospitals

Citing strong opposition from hospitals, Blue Cross of California has abandoned its plan to separate them by copayment tiers. Hospitals say the use of differing copayments to identify them as high- or low-cost facilities gives the wrong impression about quality.

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