With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we are monitoring the developments and what it means for the Kansas City community and those who are insured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). We encourage anyone looking for the most up-to-date information to visit the CDC website. For more information on COVID-19 and coverage changes for Blue Medicare Advantage members click here.


Care from Specialists

When your Primary Care Physician (PCP) determines that you need specialized treatment, he/she will give you a recommendation to see an in-network specialist or certain other providers. A specialist is a doctor who provides health care services for a specific disease or part of the body. Specialists include but are not limited to such doctors as:

  • Oncologists (who care for patients with cancer);
  • Cardiologists (who care for patients with heart conditions); and
  • Orthopedists (who care for patients with certain bone, joint, or muscle conditions).

Do I need to see a specialist in the Blue Medicare Advantage network?

Yes. Blue KC has created an experienced network of contracted specialists. Blue Medicare Advantage specialists are listed in the “Specialty Care Physicians” section of the Provider Directory.

Y0126_20-703_ITKC - Last updated 01/30/2020