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Save 20% on Medical Expenses

Did you know you can reduce your health care expenses by 20% or more when you or your covered family members use in-network stand alone or non-hospital facilities for common treatments or services, including:

  • X-rays and MRIs
  • Laboratory work for blood tests
  • Physical therapy

Simply talk to your doctor about using or recommending an in-network provider.

Want to compare costs directly? Log on to your myNebraskaBlue account.

Nebraska Urgent Care and Retail Health Locations 

The following list shows the urgent care and retail health locations in Nebraska that employ in-network NEtwork BLUE providers. 

In-network Doctors and Hospitals Statewide, Nationwide and Around the World

Find out if your doctor or hospital is in our network (here's how)

91% Physicians 96% Hospitals
Live in Nebraska?

Our NEtwork BLUE network is made up of 94% of Nebraska’s doctors and 100% non-governmental acute care hospitals and medical facilities. That makes receiving in-network care easy and convenient. Locate providers.

Live or travel outside of Nebraska?

No matter where you live or travel, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska you can get access to the largest nationwide health network -- which includes 93% of all physicians and more than 96% of all hospitals in the U.S.

If you or any of your covered family members live or travel outside of Nebraska, you can receive covered services at the in-network level through the BlueCard®Program. All you have to do is use hospitals and doctors in the local Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan’s BlueCard PPO network. When you do, you will also enjoy the discount and claim filing arrangements Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the country have negotiated with BlueCard network hospitals and doctors in their area.

Live or travel outside the U.S.?

Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core enables Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan members traveling or living abroad to receive medical assistance and inpatient, outpatient and professional services from a network of health care providers worldwide. Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core currently includes hospitals and doctors in nearly 200 countries.

Centers of Excellence

City of Omaha employees and covered family members can save on knee or hip replacements.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska will waive your deductible and coinsurance (coinsurance only for high-deductible health plans) for the facility charges if your inpatient knee or hip replacement surgery is performed at one of the Centers of Excellence below in Omaha and Lincoln.

Talk to your doctor about scheduling your surgery at one of these facilities:
Frequently Asked Questions

A Nebraska Center of Excellence is a surgical facility that has demonstrated high-quality through low readmission and infection rates, high patient satisfaction and lower costs for total knee and hip replacements.

  • Kearney Regional Medical Center
  • Lincoln Surgical Hospital
  • Midwest Surgical Hospital
  • OrthoNebraska Hospital
This program covers inpatient total knee and hip replacement surgeries only at an in-network Nebraska Center of Excellence. Deductibles and coinsurance will be waived for PPO plans and coinsurance will be waived on qualified high deductible health plans for the surgical facility charges only. You will be responsible for deductible, coinsurance and copays (if applicable) for all other costs related to your surgery.
Nebraska Centers of Excellence surgical facilities do not have an ICU and emergency room, both of which are required to qualify as a Blue Distinction Center. The exception is Kearney Regional Medical Center, as it meets requirements for both.
Total knee and hip replacement surgeries are the only procedures covered under the Nebraska Center of Excellence program.  All other surgeries will be subject to the terms your health plan.
No. We will waive deductible and coinsurance amounts for the approved Nebraska Center of Excellence inpatient surgical facility charges only. You will be responsible for any deductible, coinsurance, lab work, anesthesiologist, surgeon fees, copay amounts, etc. for the other services related to your surgery.
This program is available for all networks – NEtwork Blue, Premier Select BlueChoice and BluePrint Health. In order to receive this benefit, your procedure must be performed at a surgical center that is in your network.
If your deductible has been met for the year, the program will cover any applicable coinsurance amounts for surgical facility charges only. 
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.
Nebraska Centers of Excellence on this program are open to all doctors.  Your doctor would need to contact the facilities to complete the necessary requirements.
No. You will not be penalized for using another facility. However, you will be responsible for all deductible, coinsurance and copay amounts.

Blue Distinction Centers

If you or a family member will need a procedure or other treatment at a medical facility, we encourage you to consider a facility designated as a Blue Distinction Center or Blue Distinction Center+.

Blue Distinction Centers are part of a national designation program recognizing medical facilities that meet quality-focused criteria surrounding patient safety and outcomes. Blue Distinction Center+ facilities meet the same quality standards as Blue Distinction Centers, but also demonstrate cost efficiency. Find a Blue Distinction Center or Blue Distinction Center+ facility.

Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for distinguished clinical care in:
  • Spine surgery
  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Cardiac care
  • Transplants
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Complex and rare cancers


BCBSNE believes in the importance of providing options to help you access affordable and immediate health care. That's why we offer telehealth, a fast, easy way to see a doctor. It allows many of our members to have live doctor visits over a computer, tablet or phone anytime. It's easy to use, affordable, private and secure. Learn more about telehealth.