Consumer Participation

As part of the Bridges to Excellence (BTE) initiative, there are two consumer web-based tools - Diabetes CareRewards and HealthGrades Rating site.

The HealthGrades tool allows individuals to view recognized physicians as part of the overall BTE program and rate their experience of care. The Diabetes CareRewards program is designed to encourage patients to take a more active role in managing chronic illnesses through an on-line customized care management tool. This innovative tool allows individuals to record self-care activities, learn more about their illness, and earn reward points toward a range of incentives.

HealthGrades and Bridges to Excellence (BTE) share a common mission of improving quality and patient outcomes nationwide. Our collective efforts provide consumers with information to make better healthcare choices in two ways:

  • Tools and information to assist consumers in making smarter healthcare choices.
  • Access to providers that have demonstrated they deliver safe, timely, effective, and patient-centered care through BTE participation in the Physician Office Link Diabetes Care Link, and Cardiac Care Link programs.

HealthGrades’ Consumer Site Features:

• Physician Profiles
• Physician Surveys
• Hospital Ratings
• Nursing Home Ratings
• Medical Cost Reports
• Decision-Support Tools

Find a Physician

HealthGrades is the Leading Destination for Quality Ratings and Information about Healthcare Providers:

  • To learn more about HealthGrades,and to see if your doctor is among the list of certified physicians already participating in this program, go to: