2020 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan - FEP Blue Focus
Section 5(a). Medical Services and Supplies Provided by Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
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Benefit Description

Preventive Care, Adult (cont.)

Immunizations limited to the following vaccines (as licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA)):

  • Hepatitis (types A and B) for patients with increased risk or family history
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)*
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)*
  • Influenza (flu)*
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Meningococcal*
  • Pneumococcal*
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster
  • Varicella

*Many Preferred retail pharmacies participate in our vaccine network. See page 97 for our coverage of these vaccines when provided by pharmacies in the vaccine network.


  • U.S. FDA licensure may restrict the use of the immunizations and vaccines listed above to certain age ranges, frequencies, and/or other patient-specific indications, including gender.
  • If you receive both preventive and diagnostic services from your Preferred provider on the same day, you are responsible for paying your cost-share for the diagnostic services.
  • See page 98 for our payment levels for medications to promote better health as recommended under the Affordable Care Act.
  • The benefits listed above and on pages 41-44 do not apply to children up to age 22. (See benefits under Preventive Care, Child, in this Section.)
  • Any procedure, injection, diagnostic service, laboratory, or X-ray service done in conjunction with a routine examination and not included in the preventive listing of services will be subject to the applicable member copayments, coinsurance, and deductible.
  • A complete list of preventive care services recommended under the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is available online at: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/uspstf-a-and-b-recommendations/

    HHS: www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-benefits

    A complete list of women’s preventive services can be found at: www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-women/

    For additional information: healthfinder.gov/myhealthfinder/default.aspx

You Pay
Preferred: Nothing (no deductible)

Non-preferred (Participating/Non-participating): You pay all charges (except as noted below)


  • For services billed by Non-preferred providers (Participating/Non-participating) related to Influenza (flu) vaccines, we pay the Plan allowance. If you receive the Influenza (flu) vaccine from a Non-participating provider, you pay any difference between our allowance and the billed amount (no deductible).
  • When billed by a facility, such as the outpatient department of a hospital, we provide benefits as shown here, according to the contracting status of the facility.
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