Throughout our history, Blue Cross Blue Shield has risen to the challenges that come with change, continually innovating and evolving in our longstanding commitment to quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.

A Shared Commitment to Exceptional Quality

Blue Cross Blue Shield is a trusted source for high-quality care and service. Blue Distinction® was developed to identify and recognize the hospitals, outpatient facilities and doctors that provide exceptional patient care and, in some cases, affordability.

Blue Distinction

The Health of America Initiative

Uncovering key trends and providing insights that improve the health of America.

The Health of America Reports

Through regular reports and snapshots, Blue Cross Blue Shield informs community-based organizations, healthcare experts and other leaders in the industry regarding trends and insights, helping them make decisions that advance patient care, reduce costs and improve the health of America.

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BCBS Health Index

The first of its kind, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index provides a comprehensive measurement of the state of Americans' health with data from 40 million of our members. Using this information, clinicians and leaders in healthcare can improve the health of all Americans, by focusing resources and research where it can make the most impact.

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BCBS Alliance for Health Research

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research partners with leading U.S. research institutions in an ongoing effort to improve the health of Americans. Top healthcare researchers use the breadth and depth of Blue Cross Blue Shield data to collaborate, share insights and identify solutions for critical health and health system issues nationwide.

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.