Over 100,000 with Blue Shield Lose Access to Providence on June 1


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On Monday, more than 110,000 patients will be notified they will lose in-network coverage to Providence hospitals, clinics and affiliated physicians starting June 1 because due to Blue Shield’s refusal to cover the cost of care and its continued denials and delays in approving needed patient care.

“The fact that Blue Shield continues to deny or delay coverage for necessary patient care at an alarming rate, with denials increasing by almost $250 million from 2019 to 2023, is egregious,” the letter states. “As physicians we cannot accept that our patients are often being denied treatment for essential care, including medications, therapies and procedures.”