MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (August 30, 2022) – Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan adamantly disagrees with the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) failure to issue a notice of intent to award to Blue Shield Promise a managed care plan contract to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County and other bid markets.
This decision is not consistent with the stated goals of the procurement and therefore is not in the best interest 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 been serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego and Los Angeles counties for more than 25 years, and its parent company, Blue Shield of California has been serving the state’s residents for more than 80 years. Together, they are tax-paying, mission-driven nonprofit health plans operating exclusively in California.
About Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is a managed care organization, wholly owned by Blue Shield of California, offering Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect. It is led by healthcare professionals with a “members-first” philosophy and committed to building a quality network of providers and partnering with community organizations for more than 400,000 members. For more information about Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, please visit www.blueshieldca.com/promise.