A simpler, smarter way to find quality specialty care.
Not all hospitals are the same. One facility may excel in certain specialties and not in others, so a hospital that has a solid overall reputation isn’t necessarily the right choice for a specific procedure.
So, consider a facility designated as a Blue Distinction Center®. The Blue Distinction designation is awarded to hospitals based on a thorough, objective evaluation of their performance in the areas that matter most to you—quality care, treatment expertise, and overall patient outcomes, just to name a few. The criteria we measure are established with the help of expert physicians and medical organizations.
The program currently recognizes facilities as Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® in the areas of:
- Bariatric surgery
- Cardiac care
- Complex and rare cancers
- Knee and Hip Replacement
- Spine Surgery
Learn more: Watch a short video clip on Blue Distinction
Find a center: Visit the Blue Distinction Center Finder
Get the facts: Check out the Blue Distinction Fact Sheet (PDF)
See the details: Read about the Selection Criteria
Not all Blue Distinction centers are covered by Medicare
If you are a Medicare member you must receive services at a Medicare certified facility. For more information on Medicare certified facilities, please cont act our Customer Service Department at 1-877-883-9577 (TTY/TDD 1-800-421-1220), 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. From November 15 – March 1, representatives are also available weekends from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Follow this link to View a List of Medicare Certified Facilities.