HOW TO RECOGNIZE QUALITY
Centers of Medical Excellence

When you’re choosing a medical facility, performance counts. Many specialty care providers in the Empire network have earned one (or more) of the quality awards below. Each award is only presented to facilities that pass a rigorous review of their processes and performance. Over and over, they’ve proven their expertise at delivering quality care. That could mean fewer complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates. Look for these awards as you weigh your health care options.
 

Blue Distinction Centers

A national quality label awarded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, based on input by leading medical experts and national societies.

 

Learn more about the Blue Distinction program.

 

You can also learn more about certain types of centers by clicking the links below:

 

Note: Designation as a Blue Distinction Center or Center of Medical Excellence means that overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria in line with recommendations by expert clinicians and leading professional organizations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at a particular facility, please call the customer service number on your member ID card. You should also call your provider before making an appointment to verify that they’re in-network. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor Empire is responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using this website or receiving care from a provider listed in this website.