Health Plans Investing in Value-Based Care Models—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has been implementing local, value-based care models for more than two decades, and has continually refined and improved the model every year.

Today, the BCBSIL program works with 75 medical groups and covers more than 700,000 members under a program that rewards quality of care over volume of care. That means patients get what they need when they need it—and physicians and practices are rewarded based on outcomes.

In 2015, BCBSIL launched four new coordinated care groups in its continued effort to lower medical costs while improving health outcomes. With the addition of these new groups, BCBSIL now has nine Accountable Care Organizations in Illinois serving more than 450,000 patients.