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Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement


If your joints have suffered damage from arthritis or injury, you may find it difficult to complete everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Whether you're exploring treatment options with your doctor or have already decided to have knee or hip replacement surgery, Blue Distinction® can help by identifying medical facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement procedures.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement® demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. To date, we have designated approximately 540 facilities nationwide as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.  Find a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement near you:

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More information about Blue Distinction's selection process and the selection criteria specific to the knee and hip replacement program can be found here:

Expert panelists contributed to BCBSA's development of the Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement by providing professional advice in connection with proposed selection criteria, request for information survey questions, and related features for this Blue Distinction Centers Program.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, along with Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery®, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care® , Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers®, Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery® , and Blue Distinction Centers for Transplants® are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' ongoing collaboration with the medical community to improve the overall quality of specialty care.

If you are a physician or hospital administrator interested in learning more or applying for the Blue Distinction designation for your medical facility, please click here.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations.  Individual outcomes may vary.  To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on its Network participation and Blue Distinction status.  Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its Licensees are responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using this website or receiving care from a provider listed in this website.