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Blue Shield Announces Fee Schedule Changes Effective December 1

Blue Shield announced changes to its physician fee schedule that will take effect December 1, 2013. In a notice to physicians, the insurer said that it would be increasing payment for evaluation and management services for preventive care. Additionally, Blue Shield notes payment increases for the more commonly billed office visit codes 99204, 99205, 99213, and 99214.

Covered California Enrollment Launch

Beginning October 1, 2013, Californians have the opportunity to purchase health coverage through the state’s new health insurance exchange, Covered California. People without employer or government health coverage will have access to a wide range of health plan options and may qualify for financial support to help to purchase coverage.