Note: This definition is for UMP Classic and UMP CDHP. Read the definition for UMP Plus.
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.