Blue Shield Announcement July 2022

Mandates Update: Machine Readable Files 

Blue Shield of California is working in good faith to implement requirements of the Machine-Readable Files (MRF) provision of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule (TCFR) for July 1, 2022.

These files will be hosted through an external vendor and available through this link: 

Blue Shield of California – Machine Readable Files

This link is already live and Blue Shield is working to populate data files for the July 1 compliance date.

Blue Shield will address the compliance obligation of the machine-readable file (MRF) provision of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule (TCFR) as it applies to fully-insured group plans. Blue Shield group service agreements for fully-insured groups include general obligation to comply with applicable law; no additional agreement or contract language changes are required for compliance with this mandate.

Blue Shield's Background/FAQ document for the Consolidated Appropriations Act / Transparency in Coverage Final Rule has additional information on this topic.



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