Stop BCBS of Illinois from denying Physical Therapy services
  • Petición dirigida a: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Esta petición fue entregada a:

Utilization management
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Illinois Governor
Illinois State Senate
Illinois State House
Gov. Patrick Quinn
State Rep. Jim Durkin
State Rep. Edward Acevedo
State Sen. Antonio Munoz

Stop BCBS of Illinois from denying Physical Therapy services

    1. Anonymous Person
    2. Petición creada por

      Anonymous Person

      Chicago, Estados Unidos

As of January 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois in the Chicago area is planning to contract Orthonet to case manage the utilization of Physical Therapy for many of their PPO clients. Although there are many utilization companies out there, Orthonet has a past history of deeming patients ready for discharge when they feel they are 80% better, not 100%. What does that mean for the thousands of people recovering from surgery, an injury, a motor vehicle accident, or any painful diagnosis. It means that they will deny your care before you are fully healed or able to fully function the way YOU want to. Orthonet has denied the allegation of denying patients when they are only 80%, but in a story that broke in 2005 when they denied a toddler Physical Therapy to help her regain full ROM of her elbow due to a congenital condition, their own internal documents were revealed and they could not dispute the allegation. (Google is 80% the New 100% by Fred Mogul to read the article).
Here we go again with insurance companies denying care for the treatments that we deserve to have as a paying customers. When are the constant denials going to end? When are we going to stand up to insurance companies and say "enough is enough!"? Why do we continue to accept the limitations in treatment while these insurance companies continue to make billions of dollars?
Help us stop this from happening in Chicago. Help the millions of BCBS clients retain their Physical Therapy benefits that allow them to get back to 100%. Let Blue Cross and Blue Shield know that 80% is not acceptable.

Últimas firmas


    1. Alcanzadas 3.000 firmas
    2. Continue the fight

      Anonymous Person
      Organizador de la petición

      Dear petitioners, we are up to over 1000 signatures but we need much more. Please continue to share this petition with family and friends as this is crucial to the future of physical therapy care for everyone with BCBS in Illinois. Your help is appreciated.

    3. Alcanzadas 1.000 firmas


    • Lynda Frank OAK BROOK, IL
      • hace 2 meses

      Every patient deserves to receive 100% support until they are 100% healed. Isn't that what we pay for in these high insurance premiums.

    • Sarah strong NAPERVILLE, IL
      • hace 3 meses

      having PT 2xweek builds up strength both my knee joint problem and having helping prolonging the major knee problem

    • adrian ochoa GENEVA, IL
      • hace 3 meses

      Patients need physical therapy as part of their healing process.

    • Kristina Chung CHICAGO, IL
      • hace 3 meses

      I am a. provider of PT services.

    • John Gray MUNDELEIN, IL
      • hace 3 meses

      I am concerned about the healthcare system of this country becoming more and more archaic.


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