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:
|Name||City||State||Blue Distinction Center for:|
|Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center||Wilkes Barre||PA||
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||PA||
|Lancaster Regional Medical Center||Lancaster||PA||
|Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital||Darby||PA||
|Reading Hospital and Medical Center||West Reading||PA||
|St Joseph Medical Center||Reading||PA||
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Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.
**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.