Blue Cross of Illinois pushing medical homes
Chicago Tribune, October 1, 2009
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the latest health insurer to launch programs that involve medical homes, rolling out pilot programs with Pronger Smith Medical Care and Elmhurst Clinic. The two are Chicago-area doctor groups that have both primary care physicians and specialists. Under the medical home model, treatment and referrals are coordinated centrally as a way to keep costs down.