Fee Schedule Changes, Effective Jan. 1, 2018

Posted September 29, 2017

In an effort to comply with fairness in contracting legislation and keep our independently contracted providers informed, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has designated a Fairness in Contracting column in the Blue Review to notify you of any significant changes to the physician fee schedules. It is important to review this area in our provider newsletter each month. 

At times, information also may be posted in the News and Updates, such as the following notification: 

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, procedure codes in range 0359T- 0374T will be updated. 

The information above is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all the changes. Annual and quarterly fee schedule updates can also be requested by using the Fee Schedule Request Form. Specific code changes that are listed above can also be obtained by downloading the Fee Schedule Request Form and specifically requesting the updates on the codes listed in the Blue Review. The form is available on the Forms page.