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Providers of Distinction

The state of Connecticut has identified providers in Connecticut that meet the highest patient care standards for specific procedures and conditions as “Providers of Distinction”. By completing your care with a designated “Provider of Distinction”, you will receive a cash incentive in the mail.

Find a provider with a proven history of excellence for many common procedures.

How it Works

Use the Find Provider tool to locate CT-based providers flagged as Providers of Distinction with the associated care/procedures listed in the table below.

300 providers have been designated as Providers of Distinction spanning the state, including onsite and virtual back and spine pain management programs.

About 60 days after your procedure, once insurance processing is complete, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you with steps on how to receive your incentive check. To ensure receipt of earned incentives, contact Human Resources to confirm your current mailing address is on file. Individuals who earn $600 or more in a calendar year from this program will receive a 1099-MISC tax form.

Questions? Contact a Care Coordinator at 833-740-3258.

Incentives by condition or procedure

To earn an incentive, the provider you choose must be listed as a “Provider of Distinction” in the Find Provider tool.

2024-2025 ProceduresIncentive
Hip Replacement$500
Knee Arthroscopy$150
Knee Replacement and Knee Revision$500
Pregnancy and Delivery (prenatal care)$250
Back and spine pain management*$100*

*$100 incentive is awarded one-time only for completing any one of the three Back and Spine Pain Management programs as listed below.

Back and spine pain management program Options

Visit a provider who specializes in spine-care who is also listed as a “Provider of Distinction” and you will be eligible to receive the $100 incentive. To locate a spine-care specialist using the Find Provider tool, search by “specialty” using the key word “Spine”.

By completing the clinical spine evaluation at a listed location, you will be eligible to earn the $100 incentive. If you also complete the conservative treatment series (i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, etc.) with the same provider, you will be eligible for a $200 incentive. Locations are in Enfield, Farmington, Hartford, Rocky Hill, Southington, Simsbury, Storrs, and Waterbury.

Find a location:
  • UConn Health: For Farmington, Simsbury, or Southington, call 860-679-6662, 8am -4:30pm
    • For Storrs location, call 860-487-9200
  • Trinity Health: For Enfield, Hartford, Rocky Hill or Waterbury, call 833-707-7463

Upswing Health utilizes motion tracking technology with your computer or smartphone to evaluate your spine’s range of motion. An 8-week care plan which includes video-based exercises, ergonomic recommendations, and virtual health coach assistance, is created for you and posted on your personal Upswing care platform. Upon program completion, you will be eligible to receive the $100 incentive.

The Providers of Distinction Program Ensures Superior Care and an exceptional patient experience.

To view the various components of the provider quality review, CLICK HERE.

Important: As of January 1, 2024, the list of eligible procedures and providers has been updated. If you completed a service with a Provider of Distinction that was recognized in 2023, you will receive the associated incentive in the mail. It can take up to 90 days for claims to be processed.


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