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Blue Shield of California Won’t Contract With Insurer-Owned IPA
Becker's Hospital Review

Blue Shield of California is “shunning” 2,300 physicians with Monarch HealthCare, an Irvine, Calif.-based IPA in the process of being acquired by another payor, according to an American Medical News report.

In the summer, Monarch HealthCare agreed to turn over its management to Optum, the business platform of UnitedHealth Group. That acquisition is still pending, but Blue Shield of California said it won’t contract with Monarch if it is finalized.