Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois announces improved prescription mail-service pricing

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois announced improved pricing with PrimeMail, their contracting mail service pharmacy. Pending regulatory approval, they begin implementing this pricing for non-HMO business in February 2009. The new pricing will use the same maximum allowable cost (MAC) reimbursement methodology for generic drugs that is used for the retail pharmacy network, thus […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois adds new PPO Network Provider Types

The following provider types have been added to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO network for individual policies: Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Home Infusion Therapy (HIT), Advanced Practice Nurses (APN), Orthotics, Prosthetics and Optometrists. Members with individual policies associated with physician networks were mailed notices about the addition of these new providers in […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois introduces new ID card to individual plans

Effective January 2009, a redesigned Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois ID card will be issued to Individual Markets members. The redesigned card is the result of new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association guidelines to standardize ID cards among Blues plans. The new format includes key variables that will make it easier to […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois replacing Walgreens as pharmacy mail-order vendor for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan pharmacy mail-order vendor

Effective January 1, 2009, Prime Therapeutics will become the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) pharmacy mail-order vendor for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois plans, replacing Walgreens. Existing members who use the mail order program are being notified via letter of the change and efforts are underway to make the transition as seamless as possible. […]