Carlsbad’s Imaging Center’s Dr. Afsaneh Maghsoudy, right, and MRI Technologist Adam Frye with a CT scan machine. A new Anthem policy directs hospital patients in need of CT scans to freestanding imaging centers such as this one, which is expected to boost patient numbers.

Carlsbad’s Imaging Center’s Dr. Afsaneh Maghsoudy, right, and MRI Technologist Adam Frye with a CT scan machine. A new Anthem policy directs hospital patients in need of CT scans to freestanding imaging centers such as this one, which is expected to boost patient numbers. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— Anthem will no longer pay for outpatient MRIs and CT scans at hospitals, a decision that at least two San Diego hospital systems fear could chip away at care — and their bottom lines...

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