Bridges to Excellence

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is licensed as a sponsor of the Bridges to Excellence® Learn more about third-party links (BTE) Diabetic, Cardiac, Asthma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Recognition Programs.

The Diabetic, Cardiac, Asthma and IBD Care Programs all aim to improve care for patients with diabetes, cardiac asthma or IBD conditions by rewarding physicians who provide exceptional care. The BTE programs also demonstrate our commitment to improving health and enhancing wellness of its members.

How to Become BTE Recognized

Asthma Care 

Cardiac Care 

Diabetes Care 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care 

Additional BTE Information

Begin Recognition/Re-recognition Process 

Diagnosis Codes for the BTE Programs 


BTE Recognized Physicians

BTE Asthma 

BTE Cardiac 

BTE Diabetes 

BTE Inflammatory Bowel Disorder 

We invite physicians who treat persons with diabetes, cardiac, asthma or inflammatory bowel disease conditions to become BTE recognized Learn more about third-party links and have an opportunity to earn annual incentives for providing excellent care based on BTE guidelines.

BCBSTX will pay a BTE recognized physician $100 or $150.00 depending on the program chosen per BCBSTX qualified patient, per program year.