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Articles Category: Administrative

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2-minute videos to engage patients about preventive care

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

2019 After Hours and Provider Appointment Availability Survey Results

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

2021 Affirmative Statement regarding utilization management decisions

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2021

2022 EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products, and the expansion of EPO in new regions

December 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2021

6 simple strategies to help increase medication adherence

September 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2021

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2021

A special thank you to Care Providers

Thank you for your tireless efforts in keeping our country healthy. For all you do, we would like to share a message of our gratitude.
June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through EMR

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

Through predictive analytics, health care teams can now receive real-time solutions to claim denials

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Action Required: 2021 Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement

Action Required: 2021 Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement Administrative Nov 17, 2021

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement Administrative May 18, 2022

Action required: member grievance and appeals attestation

Anthem Blue Cross’ (Anthem) participating providers are REQUIRED to acknowledge (annually) that member grievance and appeals forms, a description of grievance procedures, and assistance in filing grievances are readily available at each contracted provider location(s).

Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement Administrative Aug 25, 2021

Additional improvements coming to anthem.com/ca

November 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Against medical advice (AMA) discharge physician tracking tool

November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Nov 1, 2021

Air Ambulance providers

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Alcohol use disorder has a big cost

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

An exclusive invitation for Anthem providers to subscribe to the Anthem Marketplace for Workers' Compensation

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

An exclusive invitation for providers to subscribe to the Anthem Marketplace for Workers’ Compensation

Join the movement today!
January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

An overview of our medical necessity review process

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Another mark of the pandemic: An increase in childhood obesity

More potato chips, sugary drinks and less physical activity are key contributors
July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem and Quest Diagnostics form strategic relationship

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Connection Exclusive Provider Organization Network Launch

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross announces changes to post-payment audits conducted on our behalf

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross Chat

A fast, easy way to have your questions answered.

November 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) program update: Medical chart collection for ACA members due March 31, 2019 at the latest

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: Accurate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health and services provided

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: 2019 program year progression, what’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: Health Assessment requests for 2019: Alternative reporting engagement

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Community Care Coordination expands relationship with Preferred Community Health Partners to support commercial members with complex needs

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross continues focus on updates to our public provider website

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products for 2021

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross contracted ambulance providers

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

September 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross electronic attachments - X12 275 5010

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross fights opioid addiction: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and Quality Medication-Assisted Therapy

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)
October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross introduces lower cost Anthem Health Access Plans on June 1 in response to COVID-19 crisis

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a BlueCard (Out of Area) Refresher Webinar

June 13, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Jun 13, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a BlueCard (Out of Area) Refresher Webinar

August 14, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 14, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a Provider Maintenance Form (PMF) Webinar

October 7, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 2, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a Provider Maintenance Form (PMF) Webinar

July 17, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Jul 17, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a BlueCard (out-of-area) Refresher Webinar

Two Sessions Offered in November
October 30, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Oct 30, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a Digital Provider Enrollment Webinar (excluding Ancillary & Facility)

August 22, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 22, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a Secure Messaging Webinar

There is still time to sign up for the session on September 5, 2018
September 4, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Sep 4, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross is transitioning to the Availity Authorization App

Availity Authorization App improvements based on your feedback

Availity Authorization App improvements - CA Digital Tools Dec 28, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com in September

August 31, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Aug 31, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca for Q2

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca in March

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca in October

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross launches Sydney on September 1; new app offers better digital health care support to members

September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

November 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

September 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

October 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

November 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

June 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross to enhance claim edits for outpatient facility claims

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Waives Cost Share for COVID-19 Treatment (updated May 29, 2020)

Effective April 1, we expanded coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to a COVID-19 diagnosis, which covers the waiver of cost shares for COVID-19 treatment received through December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 29, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross works to simplify Payment Recovery Process for National Accounts membership

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross' PERS Select PPO update

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross’ High-Performance network: Added Santa Clara Unified School District

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross’ Language Assistance Program: No interpreter? No problem!

November 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross’ Language Assistance Program: No interpreter? No problem!

September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross’ Language Assistance Program: No interpreter? No problem!

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products

Expansion of both EPO and HMO offerings to new regions.
February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem supports new initiative to tackle issue of teen depression and suicide

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020
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