Blue Distinction® Centers and Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Spine Surgery provide inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures. These centers have lower readmission rates and fewer reoperations.
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery, along with Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction® Centers for Cardiac Care, Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care, Blue Distinction® Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery and Blue Distinction® Centers for Transplants are a key part of the Blues' efforts to collaborate with doctors and facilities to improve the overall quality, and resulting affordability of specialty care.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established with input from 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 the customer service phone number on the back of your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois member ID card.