John Muir Physician Network Cuts Ties With Eye Doctors
Starting Jan. 1, 2011, hundreds of patients no longer will be able to see their eye doctors because of a contract dispute between the John Muir Physician Network and 35 ophthalmologists. The ophthalmologists said they were unwilling to accept a contract that would change the way they are reimbursed. Meanwhile, John Muir officials said they are making adjustments to deal with the federal health reform law and expect to have a new agreement with other ophthalmologists in place by Jan. 1.
- "John Muir Patients Unnerved About Losing Their Eye Doctors" (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 11/22).