Long time to go without payment for the hospital...June...BD
Thousands of Condell Medical Center patients are getting caught in the crossfire in an ongoing feud between the Libertyville hospital and one of the state's largest insurance companies. Beginning Sept. 30, Condell will no longer accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO. The company's HMO Illinois and Blue Advantage HMO customers aren't faring much better. That insurance will be accepted by the hospital only through the end of the year. "This will have a significant effect on our patients as well as Condell," said Jodi Levine, vice president of business development for the hospital.
What this means is patients scheduled for cancer treatments, surgeries or births after the contracts expire will have to find a new doctor and hospital, or hope that their physician practices at another hospital still accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield.