Blue Distinction®

When it comes to the people that you care about and depend on, anything less than the best is not an option. Now more than ever, your group clients need real facts so they can make smart choices about their health care. That's why we built Blue Distinction — our designation program for specialty care.

Blue Distinction improves the quality of care your clients' employees receive by recognizing health care facilities that provide better overall care. Its focus is on high-volume, high-risk and high-cost specialty care, such as:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac care
  • Transplants
  • Complex and rare cancers
  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Spine surgery

Even more programs are in development.

Teamwork is Critical

Early on, we worked with doctors and health care organizations to develop a set of quality measures that are designed to inform us of the facilities that deliver better overall patient results. Today, Blue Distinction is a reliable resource for finding specialty care and research shows it works.

Blue Distinction Centers® produce better overall results and save lives, as well as provide cost savings.

Log in to Blue Access for EmployersSM and visit the Doctors and Hospitals tab within the Employer Resources section, or contact your Blue Cross and Blue Shield representative to find out more about how Blue Distinction is adding value to your group's health care insurance plan.

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Contact us to learn more about the positive results you can expect from Blue Distinction and why Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the most trusted name in the industry, is the right choice for your business and your employees.