Acupuncturists, Naprapaths and Registered Dietitians Can Now Join the PPO and Blue Choice PPOSM Networks

Posted November 27, 2018

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the following providers will be eligible to participate in the PPO and Blue Choice PPO networks: 

  • Acupuncturists
  • Naprapaths
  • Registered dietitians

If your practice includes a provider type listed above who would like to participate in the PPO or Blue Choice PPO network, add them to your existing contract with us via the Provider Onboarding Form

Existing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois independently contracted providers should also check their Provider Finder profile occasionally to make sure their information is up to date. Members use this information to look for a new provider while other providers use this information to refer patients. Follow the steps in How to Navigate our Updated Provider Finder to check your information. If you find issues, use the Demographic Change Form on the Information Change Request page.

Special Note: Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the provider types listed above will need to complete the credentialing application process with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH®). If you have questions about the credentialing application process, contact the CAQH Help Desk at or 888-599-1771.

CAQH is an independent third party not-for-profit collaborative alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks. The mission of CAQH is to improve health care access and quality for patients and reduce administrative requirements for physicians and other health care providers and their office staffs. CAQH is solely responsible for its products and services, including the ProView database.