2013 Blue StarSM Medical Group/IPA Report and Blue Ribbon ReportSM Analyzes Member Care
The Blue Star Medical Group/IPA Report and Blue Ribbon Report recognizes HMO contracting medical groups/Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) that have documented high levels of performance in providing patient care. Annually, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) assesses medical group performance based upon national clinical practice and preventive care guidelines.
HMO members can use the Blue Star Medical Group/IPA Report and Blue Ribbon Report — along with the Blue Star Hospital Report — to help them choose health care providers that best meet their needs. To make it even easier for members to use the Report, this information is also linked to the Provider Finder®.