Blue Physician Recognition Program

Blue Physician Recognition (BPR) indicators will be displayed nationally to 100 million Blue patients via the Blue National Doctor & Hospital FinderSM at www.bcbs.com beginning in July 2012, as well as on our own N.C. provider search tool by January 1, 2013. The BPR icon will help patients quickly identify those physicians, groups and/or practices recognized by the Blues for their extra efforts in quality improvement.

The Blue Physician Recognition program recognizes both primary care physicians and specialists who have demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality and patient-centered care through participation in accepted national, regional, and/or local quality improvement or recognition programs.

Through the BPR program, BCBSNC recognized physicians, group, and/or practice participation or recognition in any of the following programs within the past 12 months:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home -designation by a nationally recognized quality organization
  • American Board of Family Medicine Maintenance of Certification
    • Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties Patient Safety Improvement Module
  • American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification
  • American Society for Clinical Oncologists
    • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Participating and Certified Practices
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence
  • Bridges to Excellence Recognition Programs:
    • Bridges to Excellence - Asthma Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Cardiac Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Pediatric Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Preventive Cardiology Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Internal Medicine Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Comprehensive Care Management Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Congestive Heart Failure Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - COPD Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Coronary Artery Disease Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Depression Care Management Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Diabetes Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Hypertension Care Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Medical Home
    • Bridges to Excellence - Physician Office Link
    • Bridges to Excellence - Spine Care Link
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Programs:
    • NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program
    • NCQA Diabetes Program
    • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
    • NCQA Physician Practice Connections
    • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Blues believe that patient care is improved through a combination of measuring what can be measured, promoting ongoing practice improvement, and recognizing champions of quality care delivery. The BPR program supports this philosophy by providing a national display for physicians committed to delivering quality and patient-centered care based on BPR program guidelines.