Blue Access for Employers

ParPlan

ParPlan is a contractual arrangement with physicians and other health care professionals who agree to:

  • File members’ claims
  • Accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ allowable amount for covered services 
  • Cooperate with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ utilization review activities

So, even if you do not go to a BlueChoice® network provider, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has a way to help you save money and time through ParPlan.

When you visit a ParPlan provider, you:

  • Pay your deductible and coinsurance, when applicable
  • May have to precertify your own care when required
  • Avoid paperwork because claims are generally filed for you

Contracting Facilities

In addition to saving money and time with ParPlan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has also contracted with hospitals and ancillary providers. Contracting facilities agree to accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas' negotiated rates for covered services, and will not balance bill members for charges exceeding the amount.

Currently, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ ParPlan providers and contracting facilities include:

  • Eighty-one percent of all state physicians, and 
  • Nearly 90 percent of all Texas hospitals

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