Network of Distinction

Visit a doctor, hospital or provider group with a proven history of excellence for many common procedures…

Who’s it for?

State Employees

Partnership Plan Members

Retirees (Non-Medicare)

The Network of Distinction ensures superior care and an exceptional patient experience

The state of Connecticut has identified specific doctors, hospitals, and provider groups that meet the highest patient care standards. These doctors and locations have been designated members of the new “Network of Distinction.” It’s easier than ever to get the care you need by visiting a Network of Distinction provider for some of the most common medical conditions and procedures.

About the Network of Distinction

There’s a location near you. Over 180 providers have already been designated as members of the Network of Distinction spanning the state. Use the lookup tool to find one near you.

Earn an incentive. By visiting a Network of Distinction provider for certain procedures, you may be eligible to receive a cash incentive. View the complete list of available incentives by procedure.

Care from evaluation through recovery. Network of Distinction providers will guide you through each procedure from the initial consult through your complete recovery. Each designated provider has delivered proven high-quality outcomes, meaning you have fewer risks of complications.

Health Navigator is here to help. If you have any questions about the Network of Distinction, contact Health Navigator by phone at (866) 611-8005 or by visiting carecompass.ct.gov/navigator. Receive personalized assistance in confirming your eligibility, finding a nearby provider and even booking your appointment.

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(be on the lookout for official Network of Distinction emblem at CT health care locations near you!)

INCENTIVES

By visiting a participating Network of Distinction provider, you may be eligible for a cash incentive. Below, see the full list of available procedures and the corresponding incentive level. To be eligible for an incentive, you MUST first register with Health Navigator.

Service or
Procedure

Network of Distinction Incentive

Center of Excellence Incentive
BARIATRIC SURGERY$450$900
BREAST BIOPSY$100$150
CABG &/OR VALVE PROCEDURES$750$1,000
CATARACT SURGERY$100$250
COLON RESECTION$750$1,000
COLONOSCOPY$100$200
ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY UPPER GI (ENDOSCOPY)$100$150
GALL BLADDER SURGERY$250$500
HIP REPLACEMENT$500$1,000
HYSTERECTOMY$700$1,000
KNEE ARTHROSCOPY$150$250
KNEE REPLACEMENT & KNEE REVISION$500$1,000
LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY$600$1,000
LUMBAR SPINE FUSION$750$1,000
MASTECTOMY$200$400
BLENDED DELIVERY (VAGINAL & C-SECTION)$250$500
PACEMAKER / DEFIBRILLATOR$750$1,000
PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION (ANGIOPLASTY)$600$1,000
PROSTATECTOMY$350$750
TONSILLECTOMY$100$150

COMPREHENSIVE SPINE INCENTIVE:

EVALUATION AND PROGRAM ENROLLMENT: $100

MEETING MINIMUM ENGAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS: $200

Travel Benefits

Travel benefits apply when the facility used for the incentive eligible procedure is located more than 30 miles from the patient’s home and travel is by car. If you require more information, contact a Health Navigator.

How it works

By using providers with proven high-quality outcomes, you can avoid costly and dangerous medical complications. Network of Distinction members will provide care through the entire procedural process, from evaluation through recovery. You receive the best quality care AND receive a cash incentive. The state health plan saves on long-term costs by limiting adverse outcomes for common procedures. It’s a true win-win. Read more…

Participating Providers

The doctors, hospitals and provider groups below have all been designated as members of the Network of Distinction for one or more procedures. Use the lookup tool to search by facility, location or procedure — or contact Health Navigator for more information.

Hospitals

Provider Groups

Bristol Hospital

  • Bristol Home Care and Hospice Agency Inc
  • Bristol Hospital Incorporated

Community Medical Group

  • Abraham Mintz, MD, PC
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists, PC
  • Advanced Radiology Consultants, LLC
  • Arrhythmia Center of Connecticut
  • Bridgeport Radiological Associates, LLC
  • Cardiovascular Physicians & Consultants, LLC
  • Caterina Violi, MD LLC
  • Center for Gastrointestinal Medicine of Fairfield & Westchester, PC
  • Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Care, LLC
  • Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat Medical and Surgical Specialists, PC
  • Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants
  • Connecticut Heart Group, PC
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
  • Connecticut Pediatric Otolaryngology, LLC
  • Diagnostic Imaging of Milford, PC
  • Digestive Disease Associates, LLC
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Medical and Surgical Group, LLC
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut
  • Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC
  • Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County
  • Gastroenterology Center of New England
  • Hammers Healthcare Imaging, LLC
  • HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC
  • Jeffrey D. Small, MD
  • Neil T. Specht, MD, LLC
  • New Haven Neurosurgical Associates
  • Nkem Ikekpeazu, MD
  • OB-GYN Physicians, PC
  • Radiologic Associates of Middletown, PC
  • Richard Levin MD, Lawrence J. Fliegelman MD, LLC
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, Howard Boey
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, John Willett
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, Ken Yanagisawa
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, Mark D’Agostino
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, Paul Fortgang
  • Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, Ronald Hirokawa
  • Stamford Ophthalmology, LLC
  • Stephen Castracane, MD, LLC
  • Strong Women’s Health, LLC
  • Surgical Associates of New Haven, PC
  • Valley Orthopaedic Specialists
  • Westwood Ear, Nose and Throat, PC
  • William G. Cimino, MD, PC
  • Women’s Health Associates, LLC
  • Women’s Health Care of Milford, PC

Connecticut GI

  • Connecticut GI PC

Griffin Hospital

  • The Griffin Hospital

Middlesex Health

  • Middlesex Hospital

Nuvance

  • Danbury Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Sharon Hospital Inc

Prospect

  • Prospect ECHN Home Health, Inc.
  • Prospect Manchester Hospital, Inc.
  • Prospect Rockville Hospital, Inc.
  • Prospect Waterbury, Inc. (The Waterbury Hospital )

Trinity Health

  • Advanced OB-GYN Doctors LLC
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (SFHMC)
  • Arrhythmia Consultants of Connecticut, L.L.C.
  • Ashanti Medical Associates, L.L.C.
  • Associated Ear Nose & Throat Specialists, L.L.C.
  • Asylum Hill Family Medicine Center, Inc.
  • Bruce Chozick, M.D., P.C.
  • Central Connecticut Cardiologists, L.L.C.
  • Collins Medical Associates 2, P.C.
  • Collins Surgical Associates, P.C.
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford
  • Connecticut Eye Center, P.C.
  • Connecticut Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.
  • Connecticut OB-GYN, L.L.C.
  • Cottage Grove Cardiology, P.C.
  • Donald Salzberg, M.D.
  • Farmington Valley Orthopedic Associates, P.C.
  • Franklin Medical Group, PC
  • Greater Hartford Cardiology Group
  • Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group, P.C.
  • Hartford County Cardiology, Inc.
  • Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons, P.C.
  • Howard Lantner, M.D., P.C.
  • Invision Medical Imaging, L.L.C.
  • Joseph Sappington, M.D., P.C.
  • Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., LLC
  • Mercy Inpatient Medical Associates, Inc.
  • Mercy Medical Group, Inc.
  • Mercy Specialist Physicians, Inc.
  • Michael P. Bernstein, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Northern Connecticut Eye Associates, L.L.C.
  • Nutmeg Healthcare Associates, P.C.
  • Orthopaedic Sports Specialists, P.C.
  • Orthopaedics New England, P.C.
  • Paul Murray, M.D., L.L.C.
  • Primary Eye Care Center, P.C.
  • Prime HealthCare, PC
  • Radiology Associates of Hartford, P.C.
  • Riverbend Medical Group, Inc.
  • Stephen F. Calderon, M.D., P.C.
  • Trinity Health Of New England Provider Network Organization, Inc.
  • William R. Maron, M.D., P.C.

UConn Medical Group

  • UConn Medical Group

Women's Health Connecticut

  • Physicians For Women’s Health LLC

If you are a hospital or physician with questions regarding Episodes of Care and the Network of Distinction please contact 770-218-8221