Here are some resources for locating an appropriate Blue Care Network practitioner or provider when making a referral or authorization request.
e-referral Provider Search feature — Within the e-referral tool, you can search by provider name or national provider identifier. You can then view the provider's affiliated networks to ensure you select a provider affiliated with the member's BCN product. The referral can then be completed with a few clicks of your mouse. For more information, see:
BCN online provider search — bcbsm.com has an online provider search that allows you to look for affiliated providers by first selecting the member's BCN product and then viewing the network choices by type of care and location. More detailed searches are possible by clicking on More Search Options. Once you have located the provider, you need to log in to e-referral to submit the referral request using the provider's name or NPI.
Referrals to the University of Michigan Health System and Henry Ford Health System — Referrals to these two health systems require using specialty group NPIs rather than referring to an individual practitioner.