See CMO Perspective for Ideas To Help Patients Set and Keep Healthy Goals Throughout the Year

February 13, 2024

Based on recent feedback, we’re reintroducing CMO Perspective on our Provider website. This page features blog-style posts from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois vice president and chief medical officer, Derek Robinson, M.D. 

What’s new?
We invite you to read Dr. Robinson’s first CMO Perspective message of this year, Resolutions Revisited: Help Your Patients Find Their ‘Why’ (posted Feb. 9, 2024). 

In this entry, Dr. Robinson shares highlights from a recent television interview, where he offered tips on setting healthy goals, starting with the importance of scheduling annual health or wellness visits, and getting physician guidance and support. See Dr. Robinson’s CMO Perspective for ideas to consider when talking with your patients about how to stay realistic and motivated on their health-related goals throughout the year.

Where’s CMO Perspective?
CMO Perspective is found in our Clinical Resources section. Each time there’s a new entry from Dr. Robinson, we’ll alert you via News and Updates. We’ll also include reminders in Blue Review. We hope you find this online forum interesting and useful. 

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to third party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty, or endorsement of such organizations. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations, and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider. Further, the information presented is not intended to replace or supersede any requirements set forth in your contract with BCBSIL. Any samples or suggestions in this publication are for illustrative and/or educational purposes only and should not be relied on in determining how a specific provider will be reimbursed.