News and announcements

Stay informed about programs, policies, and announcements issued this year by Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan.

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Recent announcements for Blue Shield providers

Blue Shield of California’s Health Reimagined Supports Ongoing Innovation and Helps Address Hardships Exposed by COVID-19

June 25, 2020 - Blue Shield of California is working closely with medical providers, local and regional stakeholders, and collaborating with technology firms to bring the best ideas and solutions to the market. Learn how this effort addresses long-standing access, equity, cost and quality issues that have been further exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how Blue Shield is transforming health care

Blue Shield of California is collaborating with Cricket Health to provide kidney care

June 24, 2020 - In Q3, Blue Shield of California and Cricket Health are planning to launch a collaborative care coordination program to bring Cricket Health’s kidney care services to eligible Blue Shield PPO members who have late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) – at no extra cost to them. Cricket Health’s services augment care provided by a Blue Shield member’s current primary care physician, nephrologist, or other specialists. We believe that offering these additional kidney care services will help Blue Shield members to better manage their condition so they can make informed decisions and improve their quality of life. To learn more about Cricket Health’s services, we invite you to visit our interactive, online FAQ.
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Provider Connection Update

June 16, 2020 - We are pleased to announce the latest update to our Provider Connection website! The following enhancements are now available for use: additional account managers; revised member roster; updated member eligibility search tool; new registration process for billing services; and an updated security experience. As part of this update, we are enabling our Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan providers to register and access information on the Provider Connection website. Please check the revised Provider Connection Reference Guide for information about these enhancements.
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Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 2nd Quarter 2020

May 7, 2020 - View a summary of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions on injectable medication policy updates and formulary changes.
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Specialty Preferred Drug List for Medical Benefit Update

April 1, 2020 - View a summary of the Specialty Preferred Drug List for Medical Benefit update.
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Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 1st Quarter 2020

February 6, 2020 - View a summary of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions on injectable medication policy updates and formulary changes.
View summary (PDF, 153 KB)

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