OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News American Biodyne’s contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has sparked debate. After completing a successful pilot contract for the Blues in Rockford, Illinois, Biodyne was awarded a contract for 70,000 Blues policyholders in early 1990. However, local psychiatrists and hospital officials have charged that despite Biodyne’s promise of unlimited behavioral health benefits, Biodyne’s procedures make it virtually impossible for patients to access inpatient treatment, according to an article by Erich Kirshner, “Chicago . . .
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