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BCBSAZ COVID-19 response strategies

Messages from BCBSAZ CMO and CEO (03/03/21)
BCBSAZ emergency measures at a glance  (04/06/21)


COVID-19 vaccines

To receive and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, you must be approved by Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) through their provider onboarding process. Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and most of our self-funded employers will cover the cost of administering the vaccine, with no member cost share and no prior authorization, for the duration of the public health emergency

See details:
Overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy (01/06/2021)
COVID-19 vaccines – What you need to know (12/15/2020)
Become an approved COVID-19 vaccine administrator (12/11/2020)
Encourage patients to mask up and get a seasonal flu shot (09/2020)

Supporting our community

Community Support

Some examples of how we’ve partnered with state and local leaders include:

  •  Helping to facilitate testing

  •  Offering funding for needed supplies

  •  Contributing to food banks and other community resources to support essential services

  •  Assisting state leadership in creating multiple, highly efficient COVID-19 vaccination clinic sites

Mitigating exposure through virtual services

Virtual services have become an important part of a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic. BCBSAZ has expanded this coverage and in many cases is waiving member cost share.

See updates:
Tele-everything – BCBSAZ Quick Reference Guide (03/05/21)

Supporting high-risk members with care management

The BCBSAZ Care Management program provides support to high-risk and critically ill patients who could benefit from enhanced care coordination.

See details and referral information:
BCBSAZ offers support for members at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness (04/01/20)

Protecting our members

BCBSAZ is taking steps to protect the safety and well-being of its members.

See details:
COVID-19 updates and support for members

Provider resources