Blue Shield Announces San Mateo Direct Contract HMO closure

Blue Shield Announces San Mateo Direct Contract HMO closure

In an effort to lower the cost of health care, Blue Shield will be closing the San Mateo Blue Shield Administered Direct Contract HMO (San Mateo DCHMO) and moving members to alternate IPAs. The alternate IPAs are Brown and Toland Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Network Sequoia, Hill Physicians San Francisco, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and PAMF Mills Peninsula Division.  This means that all members will be transitioned to an alternate IPA; the last day in the HMO pod will be August 31, 2018.

 

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