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Blue Distinction Centers
for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery

Tanner Ortho and Spine Center is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Specialty Care provider in knee and hip replacement and spine surgery.

What is Blue Distinction?

Blue Distinction® is a national designation program by Blue Cross Blue Shield, developed in collaboration with the medical community to recognize those facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care — safely, efficiently, and cost effectively. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is evolving from a quality-focused designation to a more robust Total Value designation with the goal of further differentiating Blue Distinction Centers from other facilities.

True to its original commitment as a quality-based program, Blue Distinction is a value-based designation awarded to facilities that meet stringent quality measures, are focused on patient safety and outcomes, as well as cost of care criteria. Quality remains key: only those facilities that first meet Blue Distinction’s quality criteria are considered for designation. The goal of Blue Distinction is to help consumers find both quality and value for their specialty care needs on a consistent basis.

What’s the value to hospitals that earn the Blue Distinction designation?

Differentiation in Our Community and Beyond

Designation as a Blue Distinction Center differentiates Tanner among its national peers. This highly respected designation confirms that Tanner Ortho and Spine Center demonstrates both quality and value.

Enhanced Patient Preference

With one of every three Americans covered by a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plan, the BCBS is committed to taking a proactive role in providing consumers with increased transparency on provider cost and quality. Blue Distinction provides physicians and their referring physicians with the information they need to select specialty care facilities like Tanner Ortho and Spine Center.

To learn more, visit www.bcbs.com.

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