Health Care Value National Solutions

HCV National Solutions is a collaborative effort to bridge BCBSM’s Value Partnerships programs with similar programs in Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in other states. This presents a national network of all the clinical and value-based programs available to national customers.

Blue Distinction Specialty Care

Blue Distinction® Specialty Care recognizes health care facilities and providers that demonstrate proven expertise in delivering high-quality, effective and cost-efficient care for select specialty areas.

Nationally, the program includes 10 areas:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac care
  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Maternity care
  • Cancer care
  • Transplants
  • Fertility care
  • Gene therapy- ocular disorders
  • Cellular immunotherapy- CAR-T

There are two levels of designation:

  • Blue Distinction Centers are recognized for expertise in delivering safe, effective, high-quality specialty care.
  • Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for expertise and cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care.

Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering better quality and results, such as fewer complications and lower readmission rates, than those without these recognitions.


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To find a Blue Distinction Center near you, use the Blue Distinction Center finder.

Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Blue Distinction Total Care

Blue Distinction Total Care is a way for quality and value programs in different Blues plans to integrate so that employers have access to similar quality programs when they have employees in multiple states.

Blue Distinction Total Care is the nation’s largest integrated network of ACOs and value‐based care providers who are contractually accountable for lowering healthcare costs and improving health outcomes for their patients. Total Care providers are available in 42 states. More than 156,000 Total Care providers deliver higher quality and more affordable care to more than 19 million attributed members. 

Recent results show that when compared to non-Total Care, Blue Distinction Total Care-designated doctors perform better on quality and use.


Finding a BDTC doctor

To find a doctor with Blue Distinction Total Care designation use the Find a Doctor feature on