Choosing Speciality Care

Choosing the right provider for the treatment of your specific condition is an important part of ensuring that you receive appropriate, high-quality health care. Our specialty care resources will help you choose a provider who meets standards of care for the treatment of particular conditions. Visit Provider Quality Data for information on general provider quality.

National Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care®

We're making it easy to find useful information about national specialty care programs available to our members. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care is a designation awarded to medical and surgical facilities nationwide that meet a set of expectations associated with the delivery of quality health care. Ranging from Cardiac Care, Bariatric Surgery, Transplants, and Complex and Rare Cancers*, these facilities are recognized as the premier institutions in treating patients within their areas of expertise. For more information about the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care, including a list of specialties and Blue Distinction Centers by state, please visit

Note: 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. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call Member Service at the phone number on the front of your ID card; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on their Network participation status. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its Licensees are 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.

  • Cancer care is complicated, and is usually provided by teams of doctors, nurses, and other professionals in your local community and at larger cancer centers. Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers provide very specialized treatments as part of an overall team approach for a very specific group of unusual cancers; many cancer patients can be cared for in their own local communities. Members should consult with their physicians and specialists before making a plan for getting cancer care.

Radiology Privileging for Varicose Vein Procedures

Our Radiology Privileging program for physicians who perform radiology procedures to treat varicose veins is designed to ensure that our members have access to safe, appropriate treatment by qualified providers and facilities that meet certain standards of care. Learn more about how the Radiology Privileging program may help improve the quality of your care.