Instant Access to the Journals you Need

Read Online + Print Articles, for just $40 a month.

Start Your Free Trial

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Blue Cross-Blue Shield


Prepayment PlansBlue Cross-Blue Shield SAGE Publications, Inc.1962DOI: 10.1177/107755876201900503 National Programs for Aged ' American College of Radiology Press Release March 20, 1962 The American College of Radiology has protested a proposal by the national Blue Cross Association to pay for radiology and other physicians care for the aged as part of its new hospital coverage program.* In a letter to Walter J. McNerney, president of the Blue Cross Association, ACR Board Chairman Dr. T. J. Wachowski of Wheaton, Illinois, specifically requested that the Blue Cross exclude medical services from the contracts for the aged to be written by its member plans. Blue Cross proposed to cover the services of radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists and possibly other physicians and to make payment to the hospitals for these services. "The inclusion of medical services in a Blue Cross contract, particularly one of this significance, perpetuates and magnifies a major dispute currently existing between physicians and hospitals. Physicians and all medical organizations oppose and resent the hiring of physicians by hospitals with a resale of the services of these doctors for medical fees, whether such fees are paid directly by patients or thru the medium of prepayment or insurance," Dr. Wachowski said.
Loading next page...

You're reading a free preview. Subscribe to read or print the entire article.

And millions more from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, for just $40/month.

Start Your Free Trial

What content is in DeepDyve?

  • Read and share from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.
  • All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

Rent Scholarly Articles?

  • Read the full article in your browser.
  • Each month you can print 20 pages for free.
  • Access all of your rentals from the cloud anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Beautiful reading experience – Full charts and figures, just like the PDF.
  • Read as much as you'd like - whenever you'd like.

Happy Users

“In one word renting from DeepDyve is FANTASTIC!!! ... 99% of the time I only need access to an article for a month or so, so renting the articles is perfect for me.”

Adam S.

“Thanks for a great service! For an unaffiliated science blogger like myself this is like a dream come true.”

Seppo P.

“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”

Daniel C.

“Let me seize this opportunity and congratulate you on the service you are rendering to the scientific community.”

Joao B.