Blue Shield of California and UCLA Health Expand Their Network Relationship By Entering Into a New Medicare Advantage Agreement Beginning Oct. 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and UCLA Health have signed a new multi-year agreement that gives the nonprofit health plan's Medicare Advantage plan members in-network access to UCLA Health providers as of October 1, 2019.
The new agreement expands the network relationship between the two organizations. Blue Shield of California members enrolled in its commercial plans already have been enjoying in-network access to UCLA Health. In addition to UCLA Health, Blue Shield offers a wide-range of in-network medical providers for its Medicare Advantage plan members.
"At Blue Shield, we are passionate about offering our members many options when choosing in-network medical providers who share in our vision of providing quality healthcare that is worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable," said Krista Bowers, general manager and vice president of Medicare for Blue Shield of California. "We are very pleased to offer our Medicare Advantage plan members access to UCLA Health and look forward to working with their team to help improve the health and wellness of our members."
"UCLA Health looks forward to becoming a participating provider in Blue Shield's Medicare Advantage plan to offer Medicare enrollees expanded access to UCLA physicians and services for their healthcare needs," said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of its hospitals and clinics.
Medicare's Annual Election Period is October 15, 2019 to December 7, 2019. For more information about Blue Shield's Medicare plan offerings, please visit https://blueshieldcamedicare.com/.
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