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  • BCBS Agreement with Springfield Clinic

    Posted by Denise Swarthout on 1/10/2024

    The following is provided on behalf of Benefits Coordinator Kim Hulva, please reach out directly to Kim if you have questions at khulva@dps61.org or 217.362.3036.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has reached an agreement with Springfield Clinic to bring it back into the in-network provider networks, effective Jan. 1, 2024. The agreement includes more than 650 Springfield Clinic providers at 90 facilities and ambulatory surgery centers.  The following press release includes more information from BCBS.


    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Reaches Agreement to Bring Springfield Clinic Back Into its Provider Network


    Agreement covers more than 650 Springfield Clinic doctors and medical professionals

    CHICAGO — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced it has reached an agreement with Springfield Clinic in which the Clinic’s physicians and advanced practitioners at 90 facilities in 23 counties will once again rejoin the Blue Cross Blue Shield network, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Specific terms of the agreement were not made public.

    “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is glad to have Springfield Clinic back in our network as part of an agreement that preserves access to quality health care for our members and employer groups,” said Stephen Harris, President of BCBSIL. “The Clinic has more than 650 well-respected medical professionals who will once again be part of our network of more than 130,000 providers across Illinois.”

    The agreement includes the following BCBSIL networks: BCBSIL PPO, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)℠ and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)℠. Springfield Clinic will continue to participate in Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)℠ and Blue Cross Community Health Plans℠. Blue Choice products are not included in this agreement. 

    Blue Cross Blue Shield members will have access to 80 Springfield Clinic practice areas, including family medicine, behavioral health, cardiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, oncology, optometry, orthopedics, radiology, urology, urgent care and women’s health.

    The new five-year agreement will continue BCBSIL’s focus on providing broad access to health care providers for its members and customers across the state. Those with questions about their coverage should call the number on the back of their Blue Cross insurance card, on or after January 1.

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