Blue Advantage HMOSM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is pleased to announce the launch of our Blue Advantage HMO network effective January 1, 2014 in all 254 Texas counties. The development of this new cost-effective network is designed to provide affordable quality health care services to the uninsured and underinsured. Blue Advantage HMO affords members medical benefits at a lower cost whenever they access care through a participating Blue Advantage HMO network provider.

BCBSTX extends an invitation for you to participate as a provider in Blue Advantage HMO as your participation helps ensure the program's success. Our long-standing history in providing affordable health care coverage to the people of Texas and our strong brand recognition make BCBSTX an excellent choice for members seeking cost-effective health care.

BCBSTX needs your network participation for this program to be successful. In order to participate in Blue Advantage HMO, physicians and other professional providers:

  • Must have privileges at one of the Blue Advantage HMO participating hospitals (unless inpatient admissions are uncommon or not required for the physician's or professional provider's specialty) or have some who will admit on their behalf
  • Must have a valid National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
  • Must sign a Blue Advantage HMO agreement

To request a Blue Advantage HMO Network Participation Agreement, please use the Network Participation Online Request Form and click on the area of the map where your office is located.

Please note that additional credentialing is not required for those providers already credentialed in the Blue Choice PPOSM or HMO Blue TexasSM networks and whose credentialing is current.

If you have any questions regarding this plan and are interested in participating, please feel free to contact your Provider Relations office:


BCBSTX Provider Relations
Office Locations
Telephone NumberFax Number
Austin 512-349-4847 512-349-4853
Corpus Christi 361-878-1623 361-852-0624
Dallas 972-766-8900 /
800-749-0966
972-766-2231
El Paso 915-496-6600 915-496-6614
Houston, Beaumont, East Texas 713-663-1149 /
800-637-0171
713-663-1250
Lubbock, Amarillo 806-783-4610 806-783-4666
Midland, Abilene, San Angelo 432-620-1406 432-620-1428
San Antonio 361-878-1623 361-852-0624


Or go to How to Join BCBSTX Provider Networks and follow the steps.

Helpful Information