Blue Shield, UC Health reach agreement

As part of agreement, contract between UCLA, Blue Shield will be reinstated as of Sept. 1.

University of California Health announced today (Aug. 13) that it has reached a contract agreement with Blue Shield of California to continue its delivery of quality care to Blue Shield members at UC's five health systems.
 
As part of the agreement, the contract between UCLA Health and Blue Shield, which had been terminated Jan. 1, 2012, will be reinstated as of Sept. 1. Patients who are insured by Blue Shield will then again receive in-network care from UCLA physicians and hospitals. Blue Shield members may immediately begin scheduling appointments at UCLA for dates of service after Sept. 1.
 
"We are pleased to have reached a contract agreement with Blue Shield," said Dr. John Stobo, UC Health senior vice president. "We feel the agreement is consistent with UC's commitment to provide high-quality, safe and cost-effective care."

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University of California Health includes five health systems - UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco - with 10 hospitals and 18 health professional schools and programs on seven UC campuses. For more information, visit http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu.