The Blue Cross Select network gives members a lower-cost option. This network has primary care physicians, or PCPs, in 18 counties who meet minimum standards for cost and quality measures.
Members who live in these counties can choose this plan:
- St. Clair
- Van Buren
Doctors and hospitals in Blue Cross Select are also part of our statewide Preferred network. Blue Cross Select providers must meet additional requirements to take part in this value network.
Blue Cross Select providers meet quality standards set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the National Quality Forum. These standards include quality scores based on Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, such as offering immunizations and cancer screenings.
After we make sure that providers meet these quality standards we look at the total cost of care for their patients. This includes physician, hospital, and pharmacy costs for members. We then include only providers with the lowest costs, which is about the top 70 percent.