May 24, 2022
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association now requires that Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Plans provide medical school and residency information for all participating in-network physicians (M.D.s and D.O.s).
Why it’s important: You must provide this information to be listed in the BCBS national provider directory. BCBS Plan members nationwide use this directory to find in-network doctors close to home or when traveling.
Next steps: Please respond promptly if you receive a request from us about where and when you earned your medical degree and served your residency. This information will be added to the national BCBS directory for out-of-area members. We’ll also add it to our local provider directories, including our online Provider Finder® for BCBSIL members.