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Recent announcements for Blue Shield providers

Real-Time Claims web tool enhancements

February 11, 2021 - The Real-Time Claims web tool, available on Provider Connection, has recently been updated to include: the ability to print estimates and claims; error messages; NPI search capability; copay field; dashboard manual refresh; and the ability to manually expire an estimate. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about the Real-Time Claims web tool.
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Blue Shield of California Expands Collaboration with Dignity Health Hospitals to Make Billing and Payment Easier for Patients, Providers

January 25, 2021 - Blue Shield of California has expanded its innovative program designed to transform the medical payment system for patients and medical providers. In partnership with CommonSpirit Health (which operates Dignity Health hospitals) and software startup OODA Health, Blue Shield has launched its new Member Payment program with 26 Dignity Health facilities across California.
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Specialty Preferred Drug List for Medical Benefit Update

January 1, 2021 - View a summary of the Specialty Preferred Drug List for Medical Benefit update.
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