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NCH
October 2012

Affiliation with BCBSIL's Medicare Advantage Plan

NCH and Northwest Community Health Partners PHO are pleased to announce an affiliation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois' Medicare Advantage Plan, Blue Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM, effective January 1, 2013.

The PHO is one of a select number of Physician Hospital Organizations invited to participate in the plan that Blue Cross will be offering to residents of Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties beginning on January 1, 2013.

Blue Medicare AdvantageSM is a locally operated Medicare Advantage plan covering both medical and physician costs, and includes Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage. Built on the HMO model that has been successful with Blue Cross's commercial HMO, this "all in one plan" could offer patients an affordable alternative to traditional Medicare supplement plans.

As the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 – December 7) approaches, NCH is making physicians aware of this new plan and two educational seminars for the community.

Monday, November 5, 6 pm
Northwest Community Hospital
Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
The Learning Center, Rooms 3 & 4
880 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Friday, November 16, 2 pm
Northwest Community Hospital
Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
The Learning Center, Rooms 7 & 8
880 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Should physicians have questions, please call Northwest Community Health Partners PHO at 847.618.5250.