A Message to Blue Shield and Blue Cross Federal Employee Program Subscribers
Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is a preferred provider under Blue Shield of California PPO plans. Under Community Hospital’s recently signed agreement with Blue Shield, coverage will include the hospital-based physicians for whom Community Hospital bills — specifically, the specialties of radiology, radiation oncology, pathology, psychiatry, and emergency medicine. Those specialties will now be considered in-network providers on all Blue Shield plans.
As a result, Blue Shield members will have lower out-of-pocket expenses for these doctors’ services. This should make it much more practical and affordable for you to receive hospital-based physician services at Community Hospital.