Doctors Concerned About BCBST Specialty Pharmacy Policy 

December 1, 2019

A growing number of member physicians and organizations are contacting the Tennessee Medical Association with concerns regarding a BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee specialty pharmacy policy scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2020. BCBST announced the new policy to providers in its November BlueAlert newsletter and TMA was promptly bombarded with phone calls and emails from members who are concerned about how the policy will affect their practices and/or patients. 

TMA staff has scheduled a meeting with BCBST officials to relay concerns from the physician community and open a dialogue about related advocacy. Please contact TMA Director of Insurance Affairs Karen Baird at to share your opinions. TMA will keep members informed as discussions with BCBST progress.