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Blue Distinction Hospital Ratings

The specialty care and results you receive can vary significantly across hospitals. Sometimes finding the right hospital can be a challenge. You need the facts about hospital quality and patient safety so you can make smart decisions about where to go for this care. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have identified Blue Distinction Centers.

Blue Distinction is a special, quality-based designation given to certain hospitals nationwide that deliver proven results for quality care and treatment. Awarded to more than 1600 medical facilities, these hospital ratings are not based on claims data but rather a holistic evaluation of consistent, evidence-based quality criteria established in collaboration with leading physicians and medical organizations. It provides you with a credible, easily identifiable means of selecting treatment centers that meet your individual needs for these types of specialty care:

  • Cardiac Care     
  • Complex and Rare Cancers
  • Spine Surgery      
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Transplants

We’ve made it easy to locate the Blue Distinction Centers near you. Look for the Blue Distinction designation when you search for specialists on our Find a Doctor tool or call the toll-free customer service number on the back of your member ID card. When it comes down to getting specialty care, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is here to help you find safe, quality care and facilities whenever you need them most.

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