A new accountable care arrangement (ACA) will be available to all University of California employees and non-Medicare retirees, and their families in San Francisco, beginning 1/1/13. Health Net has created this ACA in collaboration with Hill Physicians Medical Group, UCSF Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
Effective January 1, 2013, Brown & Toland in San Francisco WILL NOT be part of the Blue & Gold network. California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (four campuses including St. Luke’s in San Francisco) also WILL NOT be part of Health Net Blue & Gold
Hill Physicians Medical Group, UCSF Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital together with Health Net – and in collaboration with the University of California – have formed an Accountable Care Arrangement. The idea behind the new arrangement is to have a select group of high quality providers provide and coordinate health care to University of California employees, non-Medicare retirees and their families in San Francisco County who enroll with Health Net.
Other changes in the Blue & Gold network are being implemented throughout California to assist the University of California in keeping health care costs down - both for the UC system and employees.
Employee Action Guide - For more detailed information on options and what actions you need to take
Hill Physicians Medical Group at 1-800-321-MORE (6673) between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., M-F
Health Net at 1-800-539-4072 between 8:00 a.m. and 6 p.m., M-F
You can view a complete Blue & Gold HMO network list for 2013 on the Health Net website or you can request a copy of the directory by calling Health Net.
If you want to sign up with a Hill Physicians doctor that has not yet been added to the website, please sign up with an alternative physician that is in the same practice and call Health Net to request a physician change after the provider has been added.
You must call Health Net if you want to change your medical group/provider to a Health Net Blue & Gold participating provider. You cannot make this change online on At Your Service or on the UC Open Enrollment website.
Depending on your situation, your options may include establishing care with a new provider or requesting a transition of care exception. More detailed information on Transition of Care can be found here.