Blue Distinction® for Specialty Care

When it comes to our members, anything less than the best is not an option. Now more than ever, members need real facts so they can make smart choices about their health care. That's why we built Blue Distinction — our designation program for specialty care.

Blue Distinction improves the quality of care our members receive by recognizing health care facilities that provide better overall care. Its focus is on high-volume, high-risk and high-cost specialty care, such as:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Care
  • Cellular Immunotherapy
  • Fertility Care
  • Gene Therapy
  • Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Maternity Care
  • Spine surgery
  • Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
  • Transplants

Team Work is Critical

Early on, we worked with doctors and health care organizations to develop a set of quality measures that are designed to inform us of the facilities that deliver better overall patient results. This gives employers and members comfort in knowing that Blue Distinction is a reliable resource for finding specialty care. Research shows it works. Blue Distinction Centers® for Specialty Care produce better overall results and save lives, as well as provide cost savings.

A National Solution

Our quality measures are used with facilities all over the country, so your clients' employees can depend on Blue Distinction Centers no matter where they live or travel. See our map of 1,600 centers across 46 states to find locations.

Contact your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) representative to find out how to build benefit plans around Blue Distinction treatment centers.

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.