We’re Now Accepting Applications from Acupuncturists

Dec. 13, 2010 (Updated Feb. 4, 2011)

BCBSIL is now accepting applications from Acupuncture providers who would like to receive direct payments for covered services rendered to BCBSIL members. 

Please note: Acupuncturists are not eligible to become participating PPO providers. 

In order for us to establish direct payment arrangements, you must:

  • Answer all questions on the Blue Shield application
  • Have a valid Illinois or Indiana license for acupuncture
  • Have a valid National Provider Identifier (NPI)

To request a Blue Shield application, call (312) 653-6555, or send an e-mail to: Please allow 45 days for processing from the time BCBSIL receives your completed application.