Blue Distinction Center
Passavant Area Hospital is recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Blue Distinction Center is a designation given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to hospitals and other healthcare facilities demonstrating expertise in the delivery of quality healthcare. The designation is based on rigorous and clinically meaningful measures established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations.
The goal of the Blue Distinction Center program is to help consumers find healthcare facilities that have demonstrated better overall outcomes, such as fewer medical complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates, in the delivery of specialty care, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.