Health plans, like Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), rank hospitals based on cost
and quality measures and assign patient co-payments according to a tiered system.
Anna Jaques Hospital is ranked as an ‘Enhanced Benefits Tier’ hospital – the best
tier from Blue Cross Blue Shield. As a hospital in this category, we are meeting
the needs of quality and cost benchmarks that BCBS puts forth. This translates
into lower out-of-pocket costs for high quality care for Anna Jaques patients and