Blue Shield of California and Stanford Health Have Signed a New Multi-Year Agreement

June 1st, 2018

June 1, 2018

Blue Shield of California and Stanford Health have signed a new multi-year agreement June 1, 2018 for Stanford Medical Center and its physicians and Affinity Medical Group, which had a potential termination date of July 1, 2018. This means that Stanford Medical Center and its physicians are again part of Blue Shield’s statewide network with no lapse as an in-network provider for contracted networks.

Blue Shield negotiates with providers with the goal of obtaining rates that help us keep healthcare coverage affordable. While we cannot provide details on the specifics of the contract with Stanford Health, we are pleased to be able to continue to give our members access to these providers.

If you have questions, please contact your account representative.

Communications

  • Letters to commercial HMO/POS members assigned to an Affinity Medical Group PCP will be sent on June 4, 2018 to let them know they can keep their Affinity PCP.
  • An employer notification will be sent via email to employers with affected members on June 5, 2018.
  • Letters to members who have used Stanford Medical Center in the most recent 12-month period will be sent on June 4, 2018 to notify members they can again use this facility at in-network rates