CHICAGO — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced it has reached an agreement with Springfield Clinic in which the Clinic’s physicians and advanced practitioners at 90 facilities in 23 counties will once again rejoin the Blue Cross Blue Shield network, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Specific terms of the agreement were not made public.
“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is glad to have Springfield Clinic back in our network as part of an agreement that preserves access to quality health care for our members and employer groups,” said Stephen Harris, President of BCBSIL. “The Clinic has more than 650 well-respected medical professionals who will once again be part of our network of more than 130,000 providers across Illinois.”
The agreement includes the following BCBSIL networks: BCBSIL PPO, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)℠ and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)℠. Springfield Clinic will continue to participate in Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)℠ and Blue Cross Community Health Plans℠. Blue Choice products are not included in this agreement.
Blue Cross Blue Shield members will have access to 80 Springfield Clinic practice areas, including family medicine, behavioral health, cardiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, oncology, optometry, orthopedics, radiology, urology, urgent care and women’s health.
The new five-year agreement will continue BCBSIL’s focus on providing broad access to health care providers for its members and customers across the state. Those with questions about their coverage should call the number on the back of their Blue Cross insurance card, on or after January 1.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the largest health insurer in Illinois, serving nearly 9 million members and operating in all 102 Illinois counties. BCBSIL is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.