BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA CORNER
MEMBERS, PATIENTS, PROVIDERS, AND FAMILIES:
In late 2011,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBS FL) terminated its contracts
with mental health and addiction service professionals in Florida.
BCBS FL brought in New Directions Behavioral Health to contract with
them. BCBS FL also turned over management of mental health and
addiction recovery benefits to New Directions.
We have heard
many complaints about how these changes affect patient access to care
and provider practices. We would like you to answer a few questions
below if you are:
patient or insured who has been negatively impacted by the
professional whose patients report negative impacts, or
professional who has been negatively impacted by the changes BCBSFL
Your answers will
help us argue for better access to care.
for the survey and answer questions that apply to you.
to sign a petition asking BCBS FL to demonstrate that its mental health
and addiction recovery patients get quality care including an ample and
experienced network of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers
and asking Congress, the Administration, and employers who contract with
BCBS FL to ensure that BCBS FL provides benefits to mental
health and addiction recovery patients in compliance with the Mental
Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Please click here