Blue Access for Employers

Blue Distinction Centers Benefit Differential Product

Blue Distinction® Centers (BDCs) and Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDCs+) Benefit Differential product allows employers to structure benefits in a way that encourages employees to seek high quality and cost-effective care from the BDC or BDC+ designated specialty care programs. Blue Distinction Centers are designated hospitals that demonstrate expertise in delivering patient care safely and effectively for select specialty care procedures.

The Blue Distinction® Center for Specialty Care Program focuses on quality of care Blue Distinction® Center Plus for Specialty Care Program focuses on efficiency and quality of care. These programs cover seven specialty areas.

DCBDP Specialty Areas

Self-insured employers can structure benefits into two, three or four tiers. Here's an example of the three-tiered benefit design:

Tier 1 – Blue Distinction Centers/Blue Distinction Centers Plus facilities
Tier 2 – Broad PPO
Tier 3 – Out-of-network

Advantages

  • Proven quality results
  • Managed costs
  • Lower readmission rates and fewer complications
  • Covering the top 50 Market Services Areas

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To discuss Blue Distinction Centers Benefit Differential benefit designs, contact your BCBSOK Account Representative.

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