Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence
For Ambulatory Surgical Centers Knee and Hip Replacement
As part of our commitment to you, we established the Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence program, a local designation program recognizing health care facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality and affordable health care to meet your specialty care needs—safely, effectively and resulting in cost savings to you.
Powder River Surgical Center
906 W 6th St Ste C, Gillette, WY 82716 · (307) 696-8240
Networks include Blue Select, Wyoming Select, Wyoming Total Choice, Participating Provider
Frequently Asked Questions
Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence (WYBCE) is a local designation program, awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, recognizing health care facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality and affordable health care to meet consumers’ specialty care needs needs—safely, effectively, and cost-efficiently.
- Powder River Surgical Center
Blue Distinction Centers are required to have an intensive care unit (ICU) and an emergency room, neither of which are required for Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence Centers. Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence Center’s do not supersede Blue Distinction if your health plan requires services to be obtained at a Blue Distinction Center.
Currently, total knee and hip replacement surgeries are the only procedures included under the Wyoming Blue Circle of Excellence Center program.
This program is available for all networks – Blue Select, Wyoming Select, Wyoming Choice, Wyoming Total Choice, and Participating Provider. To benefit from the cost savings, your procedure must be performed at a surgical center that is in your network.
If your deductible has been met for the year, you’ll benefit from additional cost-savings with any applicable coinsurance amounts.
Yes. The surgical facility could determine that your health conditions warrant additional safety measures, and you would be better managed at another location with an emergency department and/or intensive care unit. If this occurs, standard plan benefits would apply.
No, prior authorization is not required for knee and hip replacement surgeries.
No. You will not be penalized for using another facility. However, you will not have access to additional cost-savings.