Shop Smart for Health Care

Your BMC medical coverage features two great resources — Healthcare Bluebook ™ and Best Doctors ® — to help you shop smart for health care services and make informed decisions.

Healthcare Bluebook™

Most of us have no idea if the prices doctors, dentists and other health care providers offer are fair or not. When prices for the same in-network procedure can vary by over 500%, chances are you’re paying more than you have to. Healthcare Bluebook is a free online and mobile tool to research the cost and quality of health care services – so you can search for the care you need at the right price.

How does Healthcare Bluebook work?

Just plug in a zip code to search for medical providers for thousands of procedures. The search results show in-network facilities, based on your medical plan information.* Confirm that the facility or doctor you plan to use is in the BCBSTX network by visiting bcbstx.com or by calling Member Services at 1-800-521-2227.

Your first time using Healthcare Bluebook, you’ll notice the high cost variance and big price tags for common medical procedures like CT scans, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, knee arthroscopy, sleep studies and colonoscopies. Taking a few minutes to research costs for medical procedures like these can save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, and help you decide where to get care.

Watch this one-minute video to learn how Healthcare Bluebook is making your search for value in health care… simple.

Go Green to Get Green Rewards

Healthcare Bluebook's Go Green to Get Green rewards program sends you a check for $25, $50, or $100 if you choose a “green” provider for certain medical procedures, like MRIs. A “green” provider charges the fair price or less. You, and your covered spouse/partner and dependents, are eligible to be rewarded. When you search for an eligible procedure on the Healthcare Bluebook app or website, a tile will display on the results page, letting you know the service is eligible for a reward. The next time you need a procedure, check Healthcare Bluebook first and you could earn some green!

*Healthcare Bluebook is not available to employees enrolled in the Kaiser medical plan.

Get Started

Go online to healthcarebluebook.com/cc/bmc. Log in with your last name and last four digits of your Social Security number.

Questions? Call Healthcare Bluebook at 1-800-341-0504.

Download the free mobile app on Google Play or the App Store. Find your personal code on your Bluebook home page and enter it on the app’s Settings tab.

Best Doctors®

Best Doctors is a BMC benefit that can connect you to world-leading medical experts when you or your family members have medical concerns. No matter where you are in your diagnosis or treatment plan, Best Doctors can help you, your covered spouse/domestic partner, and dependents, at no cost.

How does Best Doctors work?

Facing a serious diagnosis or recommendations for medical care like surgery, chemotherapy, or any number of other complex treatment options by yourself can be overwhelming. It’s natural – and smart – to wonder things like:

  • Could the diagnosis be a mistake?
  • Is the treatment being offered to me the best one available for my situation?
  • Are there other treatment options I should consider first?
  • Do I have enough information to make the best decision?

With this free, confidential program, you have access to four services:

  • In-Depth Medical Review — Get a second opinion. An expert specialist will review your medical diagnosis and treatment plan and either confirm what you’ve been told or recommend a change.
  • Ask the Expert — Get advice from expert doctors about your particular medical condition from a doctor who fully understands your situation.
  • Find a Best Doctor — Find an in-network specialist you can trust from the Best Doctors database of doctors voted best in-class by their medical peers.
  • Critical Care Support — Get advice from emergency medical experts after a serious accident or medical event, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns or sepsis.

Take a moment to read through this guide and discover all the ways that you can take advantage of your free Best Doctors membership.

Get Started

Go online to start a case at members.bestdoctors.com.

Questions? Call Best Doctors at 1-866-904-0910.

Download the free mobile app on Google Play or the App Store.

Disclaimer:

The content on this site includes links to tools and information that are not the property of BMC Software, and BMC Software is not responsible for their accuracy, completeness or continued availability. Some of the material contained in this site is based on official plan documents. It is not, nor is it intended to be, the legal plan document or a contract between the company and any employee or contractor. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this material. In the unlikely event that there is a discrepancy between the site and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will control. BMC Software reserves the right to amend or terminate the plan(s) or program(s) at any time. If you believe the benefits do not describe those available to you, contact the Benefits Center at 877-BMC-4849.

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