Blue Shield has announced changes to its physician fee schedule, effective December 1. Physicians can view the new rates on the Blue Shield website (, or request a copy of the new fees for up to 20 codes by completing an allowance review form or calling them at (800) 258-3091. To help physicians understand their rights when a health plan notifies them of a material change to a contract, the California Medical Association has published “Contract Amendments: An Action Guide for Physicians,” available in their online resource library at