Quality Blue

Quality Blue is a series of innovative healthcare quality improvement programs that allow network providers opportunities to earn recognition, additional payments and other incentives.

In keeping with its mission, Blue Cross has taken a leadership role in developing programs that reward doctors for quality improvements that get better health results for patients while making healthcare more affordable.

Quality Blue programs recognize those physicians who are working in partnership with Blue Cross to transform healthcare systems and improve the way care is delivered to Blue Cross members – their patients – to help them achieve better health outcomes.

The video below explains the Quality Blue programs in detail. If you can not see the video, please scroll down to see more information on other Quality Blue programs.

Blue Distinction

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association offers this national program, in which local Blue Plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, award Blue Distinction designations to recognize providers and medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering high-quality, efficient, value-based and patient-centered care.

Consumer Engagement

We offer several consumer engagement programs such as Blue Physician Recognition, Patient Reviews and Physician Quality Measurement (PQM) to assist Blue members nationwide in selecting quality physicians.

Hospital Quality and Value Improvement Program (HQVIP)

HQVIP rewards hospitals for enacting measures that improve safety and quality by offering the facilities opportunities to earn incentives for these efforts.

Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC)

We are leading healthcare system transformation with Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC), a population health and quality improvement program that rewards doctors for getting better results for patients.

Quality Blue PT/OT

The Quality Blue Physical and Occupational Therapy Program (Quality Blue PT/OT) helps physical and occupational therapists identify best practices and promote high-value healthcare for patients.

Quality Blue Value Partnerships (QBVP)

This quality program is designed to incentivize providers to improve quality and reduce costs for a defined patient population by rewarding the providers with a percentage of net savings achieved as a result of their efforts.