Blue Shield of California and the California Medical Association (CMA) announced a multi-year collaboration to develop and support a new health care model that gives Californians access to quality, comprehensive and sustainably affordable care that improves the health of individuals and their communities.
Blue Shield will invest $30 million to support the initiative, beginning with two pilot projects in Monterey and Butte counties designed to bring health care into the digital age, tie pay to value and create a patient-centered experience through home- and community-based services. To achieve this, a new technology infrastructure will be built to help physicians focus their attention on care delivery, rather than administrative work. The goal is for Blue Shield and CMA to scale the projects statewide with a focus on supporting independent physicians. (read more)