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COVID-19 care updates for health care providers

These announcements and content section updates are provided to help you address the evolving business, legal and regulatory requirements associated with COVID-19 testing, vaccination and care. We encourage you to check this website periodically for updates, and we will notify you when new information becomes available. 

Thank you for the care and dedication you continue to demonstrate in providing care for our Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan members during these challenging times.

Federal COVID-19 public health emergency expires today

May 11, 2023 – The federally declared COVID-19 public health emergency expires today, May 11, 2023. While some temporary waivers and flexibilities end, other policies (under state laws) will be continued to meet ongoing patient needs and will apply to Blue Shield of California plan members.

Related updates regarding any policy changes that apply will become available to Blue Shield network providers in the coming days and weeks, at this website page.

Blue Shield assumes financial responsibility for COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing administration costs for HMO commercial plan members, effective January 1, 2022

December 30, 2021 - In accordance with California Senate Bill 510, beginning January 1, 2022, Blue Shield will assume financial responsibility for all COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing for HMO commercial plan members, including for a self-administered at-home testing kit when ordered by a healthcare provider.

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COVID-19 updates for Blue Shield members

Read member information on how and where to get care for COVID-19.

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COVID-19 updates on Blue Shield News Center

Read the latest COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates on the Blue Shield News Center.

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