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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Launches Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program
Date:2/7/2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced the launch of BlueCare Dental Connection(SM), a new integrated medical-dental program. This unique program compares individuals' medical and dental data to create customized plans designed to improve their health. This approach is designed to help users optimize their overall health by helping them make better decisions about their oral health based on evidence-based research and information.

Research continues to show a potential link between oral care and overall health. Through BlueCare Dental Connection, BCBSIL can utilize medical and dental claim information to identify and reach out to members at risk for health conditions complicated by dental disease, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy. In addition, BCBSIL can reach out to select members determined to be at risk for dental caries or periodontal (gum) disease in an effort to minimize or prevent these dental conditions early on. The goal of the BlueCare Dental Connection program, which is available at no additional cost to members who carry BCBSIL medical and dental insurance, is to help members identify potential opportunities for dental health intervention and prevention and realize the benefits to their overall health.

Targeted intervention to these at-risk members will be accomplished through online tools and information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Web site.

"This program is both critical to maintaining our members' overall health and assisting us in reducing increasing health care costs," said Dr. Timothy Custer, dental director for Dental Network of America (DNoA). "By combining online support tools with a coordinated outreach component, BCBSIL can target members most in need of education and intervention."

BCBSIL is launching an educational content Web page called "The Dental Wellness Center" at

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