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Blue Shield CA Reaches Contract Agreement with University of California (UC)

Blue Shield of California finalized negotiations with University of California and signed new agreements with the providers at each campus.

UC San Siego, UC Irvine, UC San Francisco and UC Davis remain in the Blue Shield network.

UCLA providers will return to the network effective September 1, 2012.

The new, long-term agreement runs through June 30, 2015.

Product impact as follows:

UC San Diego
Medical Centers - HMO & PPO
Transplant Services - HMO & PPO
Ambulatory Surgery Center - HMO & PPO
Dialysis Center - HMO & PPO
Pharmacy Home Infusion Services - HMO & PPO
Medical Group - PPO only

UC Irvine
Medical Center - PPO & HMO
Medical Group - PPO only

UC San Francisco
Medical Centers - HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage HMO
Transplant Services - HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage HMO
Medical Group - PPO only

UC Davis
Medical Center - HMO & PPO
Transplant Services - HMO & PPO
Medical Group - PPO only

UCLA (effective 9/1/12)
Medical Center - HMO & PPO
Transplant Services - HMO & PPO
Medical Group - PPO only

As always, for more information on specific health insurance plans available from Blue Shield CA and other insurance carriers, please visit my web site by clicking the link below.



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