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Blue Physician Recognition Program

April 18, 2012

In July 2012, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association will launch the Blue Physician Recognition program. The program will be part of the redesigned Blue National Doctor & Hospital FinderSM at www.bcbs.com. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan will participate in the program.

The Blue Physician Recognition program promotes and recognizes physicians and group practices that have demonstrated quality patient-centered care. The names of physicians and group practices who participate in our Physician Recognition Programs are displayed on both the Blue National Doctor & Hospital Finder and our local directory with the Blue Physician Recognition icon. The Blue Physician Recognition program recognizes quality improvement efforts. It also highlights physicians and group practices as champions of quality care in the community. Our current programs include:

  • NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program
  • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
  • The American Society for Hypertension (ASH) Specialists Program
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

We have developed an incentive program to reward our physicians who participate in these quality programs. Our network physicians who are recognized by one of our programs may receive $2,000 from both BlueCross and BlueChoice HealthPlan. A physician who becomes certified or re-certified may receive payment for up to two of the programs. We encourage you to submit your certifications to us for recognition if you have not already done so. Any physician practice that achieves Patient-Centered Medical Home status may also receive $2,000 from both BlueCross and BlueChoice HealthPlan. This award is for one payment per practice. 

For more information regarding the program details and qualifications please visit our Physician Recognition Program page

We will continue to identify programs and resources to support additional quality improvement and recognition opportunities.

We welcome your questions about our Physician Recognition Programs. Please contact Rene Frick at 803-382-5265 or rene.frick@bcbssc.com for more information.

BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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