Bridges to Excellence®
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is a licensed sponsor of the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) diabetic care recognition program and cardiac care recognition programs. These programs aim to improve care for patients with diabetes and cardiac conditions by rewarding BCBSNM contracted physicians who provide exceptional care. The BTE programs also demonstrate BCBSNM's commitment to improving the health and enhancing the wellness of its members.
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 24 million Americans. Diabetes has multiple complications; the U.S. health care system pays more than $116 billion annually in medical costs.*
Cardiac disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 81 million Americans. The U.S. health care system pays more than $316 billion annually in medical costs to treat cardiac disease.*
Choosing the right physician to address the chronic conditions of cardiac disease or diabetes is an important decision that requires research. If you have specialty care needs, BCBSNM can help you locate physicians with clinically proven care.
We invite physicians who treat persons with diabetes or cardiac disease to become BTE recognized and have an opportunity to earn annual incentives for providing excellent care based on BTE guidelines. BCBSNM will pay a BTE recognized physician who is contracted with BCBSNM $100 per BCBSNM selected patient, per program year.
Learn more about the Bridges to Excellence organization.