Blue High Performance Network (BlueHPNSM)

Enhanced Quality, Increased Savings

Our Blue High Performance NetworkSM (BlueHPNSM) is designed to deliver greater value for your clients and their employees. We select providers for BlueHPN who are focused on delivering quality care, and the network provides an average of more than 10% savings1 compared to the PPO.


BlueHPN is available in more markets nationwide than our competitors, with portable access across over 65+ major markets. When inside an HPN service area, members have access to care from any BlueHPN provider with no primary care physician (PCP) selection or referrals needed. When traveling outside of an HPN service area, members have access to emergent and urgent care through a network of Blue Cross and Blue Shield providers.


Providers in BlueHPN are measured on a consistent set of quality metrics across four key domains central to better overall care delivery.

  1. Appropriateness of Care to reduce harm and waste
  2. Best Practice Adherence to support guideline-based treatment
  3. Health Management to promote preventive care and chronic condition management
  4. Outcomes to measure effective care delivery

Providers are measured across these domains through a set of eight national and eight local metrics from industry-respected sources2 – creating consistency across markets while addressing key health care issues in local markets.

Cost Savings

With BlueHPN, employees have in-network only3 access to quality care through a network that offers an average of more than 10% in additional savings as compared to our already industry-leading PPO. BlueHPN is a great way to tailor benefit offerings to maintain access to high quality providers while being conscious on cost objectives.

Making it Simple for Your Clients and Their Employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) now has two national network products to choose from.

  • For employees living outside major metro areas, the PPO will continue to provide the broad quality access your clients expect from BCBSMT.
  • For employees living inside major metro areas, BlueHPN is designed to drive additional savings to help the bottom line of your clients while providing access to quality providers.

Visit our BlueHPN website to learn more or contact your BCBSMT account representative.


1 Savings are based on Consortium Health Plans analysis, 2019. Savings are on average and assume 100% enrollment. Results will vary based on employer locations and implementation.
2 Measures align with those being utilized by credible industry organizations, including American Hospital Association, Catalyst for Payment Reform and America’s Health Insurance Plans.
3 Out-of-network coverage is available for emergency situations.


Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2023