Posted May 28, 2021 (Updated June 8, 2021)
Effective July 1, 2021, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is expanding our Blue Choice Opt PPO network (BCO) to cover all Illinois counties. Organizations who already participate in our Blue Choice PPOSM or Blue Choice Preferred PPOSM networks may have received letters welcoming them to BCO, a tiered network that incentivizes members to use participating providers. If you’re already a contracted or designated provider in one of the above networks and you received a welcome notice, no action is necessary on your part. The notice was for informational purposes, and your current reimbursement rates will remain in place.
In addition, if you’re currently contracted with BCBSIL for the Blue Choice PPO or Blue Choice Preferred PPO network, as of July 1, 2021, you will also be an in-network provider for members who have the Blue OptionsSM or the Blue Choice OptionsSM PPO benefit plans.