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Blue Distinction Total Care Benefit Differential

Blue Distinction Total Care (BDTC), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) national designation program, recognizes contracted doctors and hospitals for their efforts in coordinating total patient care.

The Blue Distinction Total Care Benefit Differential product helps you and your employees use providers with this total care distinction. You can help steer your employees to value-based care providers using BDTC’s benefit differential product.

Here’s an example of a benefit design:

Tier 1 — Designated Blue Distinction Total Care Primary Care Providers
Tier 2 — PPO Contracted Facilities and Providers
Tier 3 — Out-of-Network

Advantages

Blue Distinction Total Care Benefit Differential offers employers:

  • Improved health care quality and safety for employees
  • Possible lower cost of care with potential savings
  • Flexible design
  • Decision-making support

Total Care National Availability

Employees can use the Blue Distinction Total Care Benefit Differential product no matter where they live. BDTC is available across 43 states and in 94 of the top 100 markets1.

Blue Distinction Total Care has nearly 118,000 health care professionals – over 59,000 primary care professionals and nearly 59,000 specialty doctors – that strive to improve health care quality and efficiency2.

Contact your BCBSOK Account Representative to learn more about Blue Distinction Total Care.

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1 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) data from Q4 2015.
2 http://www.bcbs.com/healthcare-news/bcbsa/bcbsa-announces-largest-national-network-of-patient-focused-care-programs.html