2019 News and announcements

Stay informed about programs, policies, and announcements issued this year by Blue Shield.

Recent announcements

Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 4th Quarter

November 7, 2019 - View a summary of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions on injectable medication policy updates and formulary changes.
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Blue Shield of California Medicare (PPO) 2020 Summary of Benefits Matrix

October 21, 2019 - View the 2020 Summary of Benefits matrix for Blue Shield of California Medicare (PPO), a new Medicare Advantage plan that Blue Shield is offering in Alameda County.
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Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 3rd Quarter

August 1, 2019 - 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

August 1, 2019 - View a summary of the Specialty Preferred Drug List for Medical Benefit update.
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Site of Service Program

August 1, 2019 - View a summary and drugs included in our Site of Service Program.
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Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 2nd Quarter 2019

May 2, 2019 - View a summary of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions on injectable medication policy updates and formulary changes.
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Provider Connection has a new look and feel

March 22, 2019 - Beginning today, Blue Shield of California is launching a newly redesigned Provider Connection to reflect our current brand and continue developing navigation changes that will better serve your needs. Updates will continue to occur during 2019 and beyond.

Provider Connection has a new look and feel

February 28, 2019 - Beginning today, Blue Shield of California is launching a newly redesigned Provider Connection to reflect our current brand and continue developing navigation changes that will better serve your needs. Updates will continue to occur during 2019 and beyond.

Medication Policy and Formulary Updates 1st Quarter 2019

February 5, 2019 - View a summary of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions on injectable medication policy updates and formulary changes.
View summary (PDF, 115 KB)

Blue Shield’s Provider Resource Kit on Cesarean Section Awareness

January 14, 2019 - Beginning this week, a new Provider Resource Kit: Cesarean Section Awareness is available to practitioners who want to receive provider and patient resources focused on planning preferences and choices that support a healthy childbirth. Blue Shield has collaborated with California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and others to create this informative resource.
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2019 Provider Manuals and Change Notifications available online

January 1, 2019 - Blue Shield's 2019 provider manuals are now available for your reference. In the same section, you can also view the change notification letters detailing the updates to the January 2019 manuals.
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