2012 Consumer Transparency Updates
Release Date: August 2, 2012
BCBSNC is committed to providing Blue members with the best-in-class tools they need to effectively partner with their doctors and make more informed health care choices. As part of that effort and along with other Blue Plans, patient reviews of North Carolina physicians posted on our website will now be available to Blue Plan members across the country on the Blue National Doctor & Hospital Finder.
Patient reviews of physicians help members make more informed decisions when choosing a doctor, as well as providing insight for the provider about their current patients’ experiences and as a means to attract new patients. BCBSNC has provided its members with the ability to view and post physician reviews through our own “Find a Doctor” online search tool since 2008, and we’re excited to be able to now share those reviews with patients around the country.
Also now available to members nationwide is a new program from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Physician Recognition, via the Blue National Doctor & Hospital Finder. This program recognizes physicians who have demonstrated a commitment to delivering safe, evidence-based, and patient-centered care through participation in accepted national, regional, or local quality improvement or recognition programs and resources.
By recognizing the quality improvement efforts of physicians and group practices across multiple disciplines and care settings, as well as highlighting those who are champions of quality care in their community, BCBSNC continues to provide members with the information they need to choose the right care. More information about the Blue Physician Recognition program and the specific quality designations and eligibility criteria are available online.
If you have questions, please contact the Provider Blue LineSM at 1.800.214.4844.