We’re Collecting Physician Education Information for Local and National Provider Directories

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.