Glossary

UMP Classic
UMP CDHP

Preferred provider

A preferred provider is a provider:

  • In the Regence service area and contracted as part of Regence BlueShield’s Preferred Provider Organization network; or
  • Outside the Regence service area and contracted with another Blue Cross or Blue Shield organization in the BlueCard® Program (designated as a Provider in the “Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network”) to provide services and supplies to plan members.

Note: For UMP Plus plans, if a preferred provider is not in the core or support network, they will be considered out-of-network and services will be paid at the out-of-network rate.