Fee Schedule Changes: Procedure Code Additions, Deletions and Revisions, Effective Jan. 1, 2018

Posted November 29, 2017

As part of our commitment to fairness in contracting and to 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: 

On Jan. 1, 2018, BCBSIL will implement Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and Healthcare

Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure code additions, deletions and revisions. Please note that codes to be deleted will not be accepted for payment for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

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.       

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