OSF HealthCare has reached a multi-year agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) to ensure patients who choose to receive care at its Urbana and Danville hospitals have access to extensive high quality, in-network, medical care and services.
The agreement is effective immediately and retroactive to February 1. Patients with BCBSIL insurance who received care at either OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center or OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center since February 1 will have their account reflect these hospitals’ in-network participation status.
“We are pleased to have finalized a continuation of OSF HealthCare’s relationship with BCBSIL that ensures patients and families in the Urbana and Danville areas have in-network access to the treatments and services they need,” said Jared C. Rogers, M.D., president of OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary and OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Centers. “We realize this situation caused significant concern for our patients and families, and appreciate the support and patience of local businesses and community leaders.”
OSF HealthCare is still in discussions with HealthLink and remains hopeful of reaching an agreement on a new contract.
OSF HealthCare has completed agreements with more than 30 insurance products with payers covering employer, individual, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Medicaid plans. These payers include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Health Alliance, Aetna, Coventry, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, Meridian, Molina and VA Choice. A complete listing can be found online.
OSF HealthCare has been recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield for quality and safety, earning several distinctions including Blue Distinction Total Care and BlueStar Status.
OSF HealthCare is ranked in the top 20 percent of large health care systems in the country by Truven, an independent health care analytics research company and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 pediatric facilities in the U.S. in two pediatric specialties.