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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 PAAS survey results

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

2019 After Hours and Provider Appointment Availability Survey Results

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

2019 Enhanced Personal Health Care program releases myFHR

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

2019 FEP Benefit information available online

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

2019 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

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

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2019

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

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

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2020

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

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

2020 Anthem Blue Cross population needs assessment

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2021

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis code update

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

2020 special needs plans

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

2021 Affirmative Statement regarding utilization management decisions

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

2021 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2021

2021 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

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

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 note from our Medical Director – J. Moussai, M.D.

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

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 electronic medical records

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through EMR

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

Access to care standards

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2020

Access to care standards

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2020

Access to care standards

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2021

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

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

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

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

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

Acquisition of Beacon Health Options

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2020

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

Additional support available for members with rare conditions

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 16, 2018

AIM IVR changes for non-oncology medical specialty drug reviews effective on January 1, 2021

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

AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion

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

AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion update

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

AIM Specialty Health programs may require documentation

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

Air Ambulance providers

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

Alcohol misuse screening and counseling in primary care

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

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

An overview of our medical necessity review process

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2019

An overview of our medical necessity review process

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

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 Announces Early Launch of IngenioRx

N/A Pharmacy Jan 29, 2019

Anthem Blue Connection Exclusive Provider Organization Network Launch

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

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

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

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

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

Anthem Blue Cross accepts electronic prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross accepts prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross accepts prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross adopts 22nd edition of the MCG care guidelines

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross announces changes in medical non-oncology specialty drug reviews effective June 15, 2019

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

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

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 enhances process for submitting behavioral health authorizations now available

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

Anthem Blue Cross expanded HMO network guidance

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

Anthem Blue Cross expands hospice policy

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 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 Language Assistance Program

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Oct 1, 2018

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 now offering telehealth to Medicaid members

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross opiod addiction: Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes and Quality Medication-Assisted Therapy

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2018

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
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