Feb. 25, 2021
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas providers who sign a Blue EssentialsSM or Blue PremierSM agreement are also in-network for Blue Essentials Access or Blue Premier Access.
The following are components of these plans.
Blue Essentials and Blue Premier plan(s):
- Select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and obtain referrals for specialty services.
- When referrals are required, they must be initiated by the member's designated PCP and must be made to a participating physician or professional provider in the same provider network.
Blue Essentials Access and Blue Premier Access plan(s):
- Considered "open access" HMO plans
- No Primary Care Provider (PCP) selection or referrals are required when the member uses participating providers in the same network.
If you have any questions, please contact your Network Management Representative.