Why is Advance PT not in network with BCBS BlueValue and BlueLocal Networks?
Blue Cross Blue Shield created the BlueValue network in 2013 and BlueLocal in 2016. When the BlueValue network was created, BCBS chose specific facilities and providers to include in the new network. The same selection process occurred when the BlueLocal network opened in 2016. Unfortunately, most private practices were not included in either network. Provider enrollment for these networks has been continued to remain closed each year since they were created.
Despite the fact that Advance Physical Therapy is contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are not considered In-Network providers for the BlueValue or BlueLocal networks. Since Blue Cross Blue Shield has closed the networks to additional providers, we are unable to participate in those networks. Please see the following links with information from Blue Cross Blue Shield regarding this issue.
If you are a BCBS member with a BCBS BlueValue or BCBS BlueLocal policy and have questions regarding your Out-of-Network benefits, please contact BCBS Member Services at the number located on the back of your insurance card.