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Expansion - Blue Choice PPOSM Network Update

Posted August 1, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) recently sent a letter to independently contracted PPO providers inviting them to join a separately contracted network of Blue Choice health care providers in downstate Illinois, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

If your practice provides health care services to Blue Choice members, and you wish to continue to be considered a participating provider in the Blue Choice network, then you are required to sign a Blue Choice Amendment and return it to BCBSIL by Aug. 31, 2018. Providers who do not execute a Blue Choice Amendment and return it to BCBSIL by Aug. 31, 2018 will be considered out-of-network for Blue Choice, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Blue Choice members who receive health care services from out-of-network providers will incur a higher out-of-pocket expense.  

To request a Blue Choice Amendment, send your request to the email address listed below. 

You may return the signed Blue Choice Amendment via email or regular mail as follows: 

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  NetworkContracting@bcbsil.com

MAILING ADDRESS: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, 23rd Floor, 300 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601-5000

Reimbursement for covered services rendered to Blue Choice members will be based on the Blue Choice PPO fee schedule. Reimbursement for covered services rendered to Blue Choice members will be based on the Blue Choice PPO fee schedule.

If you have any questions, you may email us at NetworkContracting@bcbsil.com or contact Network Operations at 312-653-6555.