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Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery®

Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designate a network of hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery.


A list of hospitals currently designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery is available using the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center Finder.


Please note that Blue Distinction Center designations are subject to change. For more information about the Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery, please visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association website.


All referrals for bariatric surgery require clinical review and approval by BCN. BCN does not require members to use a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.


Medicare Note: People who receive health benefits through Medicare may only undergo bariatric surgery at a facility approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For a complete list of hospitals approved by CMS, please visit the CMS website.


BCN Advantage HMO-POSSM and BCN Advantage HMOSM members must select a CMS-approved facility that is also part of the BCN AdvantageSM network.


Bariatric surgery forms and procedure

To ensure proper documentation of patient office visits related to weight-loss activities and interventions, providers must use the following forms for bariatric surgery referrals:

You may check the status of an authorization on BCN's e-referral system or by calling BCN Care Management toll-free at 1-800-392-2512.