SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 30, 2015) --- Blue Shield of California today announced the signing of a new, two-year contract with Sutter Health. Blue Shield is pleased to offer members access to Sutter Health providers and facilities as participating providers effective February 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Blue Shield apologizes that the contract negotiation took longer than expected and that customers and members experienced uncertainty or disruption.
Blue Shield negotiates with providers with the goal of obtaining rates that help us keep healthcare coverage affordable. While the specifics of the new contract are confidential, Blue Shield is pleased that our existing legal rights and those of our customers have been protected. The principles Blue Shield fought for in this negotiation with Sutter have been preserved.
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