University of Michigan hospitals, health center and physicians join BCN Advantage℠ network

November 7, 2011

DETROIT — The University of Michigan Health System has joined the network of providers affiliated with BCN Advantage HMO-POS℠ effective Nov. 1. The decision gives BCN Advantage members access to more than 2,000 University of Michigan physicians, both specialists and primary care physicians, at 54 clinics and three hospitals: University Hospital, Voigtlander Women's Hospital and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

“I am delighted that we have been able to partner with the University of Michigan Health System,” said Betsy Geis, director, BCN Advantage. “People statewide – even nationwide – recognize that the University of Michigan hospitals and doctors uphold the highest standards for patient care. It is a leader in patient-centered care, research and medical education.”

University Hospital in Ann Arbor is ranked No. 1 in the Detroit area and is among the top hospitals in the country in 2011, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

BCN Advantage is the Medicare Advantage offering from Blue Care Network, the affiliated HMO of BCBSM. With the addition of U-M, BCN Advantage's network includes 84 hospitals, almost 4,000 primary care physicians and more than 12,000 specialists.

“Blue Care Network has a longstanding relationship with the University of Michigan Health System,” said Alison Pollard, vice president, Provider Affairs, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. “The hospitals and doctors already serve Blue Care Network members in our commercial plans. We have a unique relationship with the health system in providing care for Medicaid members enrolled in our BlueCaid program. I'm looking forward to our expanding partnership.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit organization, provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.3 million members residing in Michigan in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. BCBSM also offers dental, vision and hearing plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com.

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