Choose Care Wisely: Make informed decisions about your care.

It's likely you put some time into making decisions about big purchases for your home. Why shouldn't you do the same with your health care?


Wellmark works with hospitals and doctors on a variety of quality and patient safety initiatives. These initiatives strive to improve quality and increase the availability of health care information while reducing health care costs.


Wellmark offers tools and resources to assist you in making health care quality and cost decisions:


Quality Tools

There are a variety of tools you can use when deciding where to receive care. Be sure to evaluate your health care choices and think about quality.


Patient Review of Providers, located within the Find a Doctor or Hospital tool

Post reviews of providers based on your experience or see how other members have rated
a provider.


Top Centers for Specialty Care 

Find out which medical facilities have been named Blue Distinction Centers for
Specialty Care®.


Programs to Improve Care Quality 

Learn about the Blue Physician Recognition Program and Collaboration on Quality®, a joint effort between Wellmark and providers to improve health care quality.


Health Plan Ratings 

How good are Wellmark plans? Find out how health plan quality is measured and see results for Wellmark's health plans.


Member Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimate Tool
Are you preparing for an upcoming procedure and want to understand your out-of-pocket costs? Find costs for doctor's visits, lab tests, procedures and surgeries before you even make your appointment with the Member Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimate tool. Wellmark's online tool will help you compare costs of different doctors and hospitals, helping you manage your health care expenses. Register or log into and select the Claims tab to find the Quality and Cost tool so you can budget and manage your health care expenses.  


Please note, only procedure and services with costs submitted by the doctor will be displayed.


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