Blue Review
A newsletter for contracting institutional and professional providers

July 2020

Refer Our Members to In-Network Laboratories

As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) network provider, please refer all laboratory services to participating, in-network providers. Although some of our members may know you are in-network for their benefit plan, they may not know if the laboratories you refer them to are in-network or out-of-network. Referrals to out-of-network laboratory facilities may result in unnecessary higher costs for members.

BCBSIL has established relationships with contracted laboratory vendors. Be sure to check our online Provider Finder® for currently contracted labs that are in-network for each patient, according to details of the member’s benefit plan.

*This article does not apply to HMO member referrals. HMO members should follow the guidance of their in-network primary care physician or specialist for lab testing.