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Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care. At the core of the Blue Distinction program are the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care, facilities that are recognized for their distinguished clinical care and processes.
You may be referred by your physician to this specialty care, or you may self-refer by contacting the BCBSNM Health Services Department toll-free at 1-800-325-8334 (select the "Sandia National Laboratories" option from the menu).
While you are not required to use a Blue Distinction Center for treatment, if you choose a Blue Distinction Center and services are prior-approved by your BCBSNM case manager, you may be eligible for travel and lodging benefits. Please call your BCBSNM case manager at 1-800-325-8334 for more information.
To learn more and locate facilities, see Blue Distinction Specialty Care .