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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