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Aug 24, 2016, 12:00 ET Blue Shield of California, PrimeCare Medical Network, Inc., and San Antonio Regional Hospital Collaborate to Expand ACO Network in Southern California

 Blue Shield of California has expanded its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) network in Southern California through a new collaboration with...


Aug 04, 2016, 17:08 ET Blue Shield of California Offers Assistance to Members Affected by Wildfires in Los Angeles, Monterey and Napa counties

 Blue Shield of California is closely monitoring conditions in Los Angeles, Monterey and Napa counties surrounding the Sand, Soberanes and Cold...


Jul 14, 2016, 12:00 ET Blue Shield of California Files Lawsuit Against CenCal Health for Dumping Patients to Avoid Paying Medical Costs

 Blue Shield of California has filed a lawsuit against Santa Barbara San Luis Obispo Regional Health Authority (CenCal Health) alleging the...


Jun 29, 2016, 15:00 ET Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative Helps Plan Participants Avoid Opioid Dependence

Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative, the health plan's three-year program to help its plan participants avoid opioid abuse and...


Dec 08, 2015, 14:00 ET Blue Shield of California's Accountable Care Organizations Achieve More Than $325 Million in Healthcare Cost Savings in First Five Years

 Blue Shield of California and its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) provider affiliates have together achieved more than $325 million in...


Oct 27, 2015, 14:44 ET Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage Plan Receives Four-Star Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage HMO Plan has received a four-star quality award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...


Jan 30, 2015, 14:00 ET Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health Sign Two-Year Contract

Blue Shield of California today announced the signing of a new, two-year contract with Sutter Health. Blue Shield is pleased to offer members...


Jan 21, 2015, 18:00 ET Blue Shield Offers to Extend Previous Agreement with Sutter for Two Years

Blue Shield of California today offered to extend its contract with Sutter Health through December 31, 2016, to resolve the dispute between the...


Nov 04, 2014, 14:00 ET Blue Shield of California Introduces Trio Product Built Around ACO Providers

 Blue Shield of California today announced the launch of Trio, a new HMO product which includes a network of healthcare providers that...


Oct 14, 2014, 18:36 ET Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan Receives Four Star Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year

Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan has received a four-star quality award from the Centers for Medicare and...


Mar 12, 2014, 15:13 ET Blue Shield of California and Inland Empire Physician Groups Launch Accountable Care Initiative

Blue Shield of California and EPIC Health Plan, part of EPIC Management, L.P., announced today a two-year accountable care initiative to provide...


Oct 16, 2013, 14:30 ET Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage Drug Plan Receives Four Star Rating from Federal Regulatory Agency

Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan has received a four-star quality award from the Centers for Medicare and...


Jul 25, 2013, 17:30 ET Blue Shield of California, Providence Health & Services, Facey Medical Foundation, Facey Medical Group to Collaborate on Accountable Care Initiative to Improve Healthcare Coordination and Reduce Costs

 Blue Shield of California, Providence Health & Services, Southern California and its affiliates Facey Medical Foundation and Facey Medical...


Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 ET Blue Shield of California Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for the Second Straight Year

Ethisphere honor recognizes exceptional compliance and ethical leadership across continents and industries Blue Shield of California has...


Oct 30, 2012, 11:00 ET Blue Shield of California to Give Back $50 Million to Fulfill 2 Percent Net Income Pledge for 2012

In fulfillment of its pledge to limit net income to 2 percent of revenue, Blue Shield of California Chairman and CEO Bruce Bodaken announced today...


Oct 29, 2012, 13:10 ET Blue Shield of California Medicare Plans Receive Four Stars for Quality

Sacramento County Medicare Advantage Plan Earns Separate Award for Overall Value  Blue Shield of California's 2013 Medicare...


Oct 02, 2012, 09:00 ET NantHealth and Blue Shield of California Form Proactive Healthcare Collaborative to Coordinate and Personalize Care

 NantHealth, LLC, a NantWorks company, and Blue Shield of California announced today an exclusive agreement to develop and implement an...


Sep 12, 2012, 11:00 ET Blue Shield of California wins "Best of Blue" award for next generation employee wellness program

Iconic branding drives high employee engagement in personal well-being Blue Shield of California's employee wellness program, Wellvolution,...


Aug 22, 2012, 12:20 ET Blue Shield of California, Dominican Hospital and Physicians Medical Group to collaborate on coordinated care model to improve quality and reduce healthcare costs

Blue Shield of California, Dominican Hospital and Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County (PMG) today announced a three-year accountable care...


May 30, 2012, 13:00 ET Blue Shield of California and John Muir Health to collaborate on coordinated care model to improve quality and reduce healthcare costs

Blue Shield of California and John Muir Health today announced an accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient health...


May 23, 2012, 14:00 ET Bruce Bodaken to Retire in December as Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California

Paul Markovich becomes President Bruce Bodaken announced today he will retire as Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Shield of...


May 22, 2012, 09:05 ET Blue Shield of California, In Partnership With ChildObesity180, Awards Breakthrough School Programs And Technologies To Promote Physical Activity In National Innovation Competition

Blue Shield of California helps the Active Schools Acceleration Project award $500,000 to nine school programs and two Grand Prize technology...


Mar 20, 2012, 09:00 ET Blue Shield of California and Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Announce Initiative to Collaboratively Reduce Claims Operating Costs

Workgroup to develop best practices to improve claim payment accuracy Blue Shield of California and the Hospital Council of Northern and...


Mar 06, 2012, 13:00 ET Blue Shield of California Terminates Agreement with Agendia

Blue Shield of California announced today the termination of its Allied and Ancillary Provider Agreement with Agendia Inc. Blue Shield exercised...


Feb 29, 2012, 13:00 ET Blue Shield of California Sues Monarch HealthCare for Denying Care to Patients

Blue Shield members turned away by Monarch physicians, told to switch health plans Blue Shield of California today announced that it is...