Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Statement: Department of Health Care Services’ decision on Medi-Cal contract award is a disservice to vulnerable Californians | California Blue Shield
August 30, 2022
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (August 30, 2022) – Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan strongly disagrees that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has not issued a notice of intent to award Blue Shield Promise a managed care plan contract to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County and other candidate markets.
This decision is not consistent with the procurement’s stated goals and therefore is not in the best interests of Medi-Cal beneficiaries and their communities. Blue Shield Promise is evaluating all avenues to appeal this decision as it continues its commitment as a nonprofit managed care plan to serve its members and provide them with access to quality care.
Blue Shield Promise (formerly Care1st Health Plan) has served Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego and Los Angeles counties for more than 25 years, and its parent company, Blue Shield of California, serves residents of state for more than 80 years. Together, they are nonprofit, mission-driven, fee-based health plans operating exclusively in California.
About the Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is a managed care organization, 100% owned by Blue Shield of California, offering Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect. It is led by healthcare professionals with a “members first” philosophy and is committed to building a network of quality providers and partnering with community organizations for over 400,000 members. For more information on the Blue Shield of California Promise health plan, please visit www.blueshieldca.com/promise.
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