Earlier today, Blue Shield of California notified all of their agent partners of some unexpected news, expanding in-network access to large number of doctors, specialists, hospitals and facilities:
Blue Shield of California reaches new three-year agreement with University of California Health System (UC Health) effective July 1, 2015
Blue Shield of California has reached a new network agreement with the University of California providers, which includes the following hospitals and IPA/medical groups:
• UC Davis Medical Group
• UC Davis Medical Center
• UCLA Medical Group
• Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica
• UC Irvine Medical Center
• UCSD Medical Group
• UCSD La Jolla and UCSD Hillcrest
• UCSF Medical Center (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay) and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
Blue Shield and UC Health have agreed to three-year HMO/PPO contracts, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, effective July 1, 2015, the University of California Health System providers will participate in Blue Shield’s Individual and Family Plan (IFP) Exclusive PPO Network and IFP EPO Network with Covered California on-Exchange and off-Exchange directly through Blue Shield.
UC Health providers have long been a valued part of our network, providing high-quality care to our members in these markets. We are pleased that we have maintained and expanded our network relationship with UC Health.