BCBS of Illinois, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System partner to serve Medicaid members

December 09, 2015

BCBS of Illinois is partnering with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), doing business as Illinois Medicaid Accountable Care Entity, to serve its UI Health Plus members. Under the deal, UI Health Plus's Medicaid members will become Blue Cross Blue Community members. UI Health has more than 100 primary care physicians and almost 600 specialists who provide care at the University of Illinois Hospital, outpatient clinics, and 13 Mile Square Health Centers. UI Health Plus's roughly 40,000 members will have access to expanded benefits, "and the security that comes with carrying a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois member card."