News Headlines Article

Blue Shield to 280k customers: Start looking for providers outside of Sutter
Becker's Hospital Review

Weeks into a tense contract dispute, Blue Shield of California has started notifying customers to be prepared to find healthcare providers outside of Sacramento-based Sutter Health System, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

The payer notified more than 139,000 customers last week and plans to alert another 140,500 later this month, according to the report. Depending on the type of plan they hold, some people would have to find new physicians and hospitals by April, whereas others have until the end of June.