Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Lansing Neurosurgery Partnership

East Lansing, Michigan – January 11, 2011 - The leadership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Lansing Neurosurgery in East Lansing announced that effective today, the services of Lansing Neurosurgery will be included as a covered service by BCBSM. As a BCBSM provider in the statewide BCBSM Network, the surgeons at Lansing Neurosurgery are now accepting referrals for patients with Blue Cross insurance. The process for physician referrals and their patients has just become easier.
“We’re very happy to have Lansing Neurosurgery as part of our network,” said Dr. Tom Simmer, Blues senior vice president and chief medical officer. “This is good news for everyone in the Lansing area and enhances our member’s access to quality care.” “The surgeons at Lansing Neurosurgery (LN) look forward to partnering with Blue Cross,” stated Dr. Christopher Abood, Neurosurgeon and President of Lansing Neurosurgery. “This will make it easier for physicians in the mid-Michigan region to make referrals to LN when there is a need, and make it much more convenient for area patients to receive the expert neurosurgical services that they require. We see this as a win- win-win for all involved.”
Lansing Neurosurgery, founded in the Lansing area in1969, is the premier provider of neurosurgical services in the mid-Michigan region. Its Board-certified physicians treat brain and spinal disorders using the most appropriate state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical techniques to restore patients to their best health. Physicians at Lansing Neurosurgery understand the importance of establishing strong relationships with doctors throughout Michigan, and have become the neurosurgical resource serving the community around the clock, providing 24-hour emergency coverage to the mid-Michigan community including more than 14 area hospitals and emergency rooms. Lansing Neurosurgery is part of the Centis Health System.