Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Complex and Rare Cancers for treating the following:
This designation is awarded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to centers that provide a full range of patient assessment, treatment planning, complex inpatient care and major surgical treatments for adults — all delivered by teams with distinguished expertise and subspecialty training for complex and rare cancers.
Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) meet overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) also meet cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. For details on local Blue Plan Criteria, a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your local Blue Plan. Each hospital’s cost index is calculated with data from its local Blue Plan. Hospitals in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two cost index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost index figures must meet BDC+ national criteria. Neither the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.