We also have implemented a number of innovative programs to keep costs down and improve quality, including:
Drug-Cost Transparency Service™ lets California healthcare providers view patient-specific lower-cost alternative medicines and compare prices.
Pay-for-performance programs encourage better quality health care by rewarding high-performing providers.
Telehealth program provides remote specialty care access
Blue Shield of California Foundation makes grants to support the healthcare safety net and domestic violence prevention, helping health care to become more effective, safe and accessible for all Californians.
Blue Shield's palliative care program is patient- and family-centered care that prioritizes quality of life and seeks to ease the symptoms of serious illness.