Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence
If you’re a BCBSIL member enrolled in the Signature PPO, Premier HSA, Premium HSA or Basic HSA plan, are in need of surgery and you are not sure where to turn, look to the Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) of Excellence program, which recognizes facilities and providers nationwide for their expertise in delivering quality specialty care for:
- Bariatric sugery
- Cardiac care
- Knee and hip replacement
- Spine surgery
In addition to having access to this network of excellence, you and a companion are also eligible for a benefit up to $10,000 (combined) should you need to travel to a Center of Excellence facility for any of the procedures listed above. If you are having bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery or transplants and do not use a BDC, your surgery will be considered out of network even if the doctor is in the BCBS network.
To find a Blue Distinction Center, click here.