Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+
Hospitals may all look the same, but the fact is there are often differences in the quality of care patients receive depending on the facility they choose. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have identified Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ for our members. Blue Distinction Centers® are hospitals recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care and Blue Distinction Centers+ are hospitals recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.
Facilities recognized in your specified geography are:
|Ellis Hospital||Schenectady||NY||Map this|
|Saratoga Hospital||Saratoga Springs||NY||Map this|
Note: If you select “Map this” above (a feature supplied by Google Maps) you may want to contact the hospital before going there to verify its address. Despite efforts to assure accuracy, the hospital’s name and address may have changed.
Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.
*Cardiac surgical services (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery) are not available at this facility
**This hospital indicated voluntarily that Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, Pathologists, Hospitalists, and Intensivists who provide services for elective (scheduled) adult procedures related to this Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program are in the local Plan’s BlueCard PPO network.