Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+
Knee and Hip Replacement
If your joints have suffered damage from arthritis or injury, you may find it difficult to complete everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Whether you're exploring treatment options with your doctor or have already decided to have knee or hip replacement surgery, the Blue Distinction Center program can help you find the right hospital for the specific procedure you need.
Using objective information and input from the medical community, the Blues have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter to you - quality, safety and, in the case of Blue Distinction Centers+, efficiency.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina only recognizes Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.
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