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Sutter, Blue Shield reach terms on two-year agreement
Los Altos Town Crier

Sutter Health forged a new two-year contract with Blue Shield of California that preserves patient access to the doctors and care centers Blue Shield sold to patients during the fall open-enrollment period.

The contract applies to all Blue Shield plans in which Sutter Health providers historically participated, including HMO, PPO and those offered through Covered California. The agreement, which comes after a two-month standoff, means no lapse in coverage for Sutter Health patients.

Sutter Health’s network includes the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, which has offices in Los Altos and Mountain View.

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