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Reimbursement policy update: unlisted, unspecified or miscellaneous codes

Policy 06-004, effective 08/01/20
May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2020

New behavioral health Medicare Advantage individual and group retiree solutions provider fax

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

Prior authorization requirements

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

Multi-dose packaging

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

Reimbursement policy update: Unlisted, unspecified or miscellaneous codes

Policy 06-004, effective 08/01/20
May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2020

Health education and cultural & linguistics update

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

Tobacco cessation requirements update

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

Electronic stay healthy assessment tool update

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

Diabetes prevention program

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

Reimbursement policy update: Unlisted, unspecified or miscellaneous codes

Policy 06-004, effective 08/01/20
May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect May 1, 2020

Webinar recording now available for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 (Updated May 1, 2020)

Anthem hosted a provider webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. Access the webinar recording using the password “health” to learn more about federal financial relief for providers.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth (audio + video) and telephonic-only care for Behavioral Health services (Updated April 17, 2020)

We’ve updated FAQs with additional details about how behavioral health providers can utilize and be compensated for telehealth (audio + video) and telephonic-only care with their patients.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Federal Resources Available for Care Providers and Employers in the Federal CARES Act

During the COVID-19 crisis, care providers are working to keep the country running while navigating the financial impact it is having on them. To help care providers navigate the resources available to them Anthem Blue Cross has compiled information on programs we have learned about that could provide additional financial relief during this crisis.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 15, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross to delay most April 1, 2020, formulary list updates for commercial health plan pharmacy benefit

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

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com/ca

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

Delay of Applied Behavior Analysis rates change

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

Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19

Bookmark Provider News Home for the latest information for Care Providers about COVID-19.
April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

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

Provider transparency update

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

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

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

Join today! Subscribe to the Anthem Marketplace for Workers’ Compensation

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

Member grievance process and forms must be made available upon request at provider offices

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

Patient360 Enhancement for medical providers

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

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

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

HEDIS 2020 Federal Employee Program medical record request requirements

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

New MA Opioid Treatment Program benefit

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

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

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

Prior authorization requirements: new 2020 codes for coverage and precertification

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates for November 2019

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates for December 2019

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

COVID-19 Virus Talking Points

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

Coding tip for psychological and neuropsychological testing

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates for November 2019

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates for December 2019

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

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

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

Disease Management can help you care for patients with chronic health care needs

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

Multiple and bilateral surgery, professional and facility reimbursement policy update

Policy 06-010, effective 05/01/20, revised 03/01/20

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

Use of imaging studies for Low back Pain (LBP)

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

New specialty pharmacy medical injectable step therapy requirements

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

New specialty pharmacy medical step therapy requirements

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

Access to care standards

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

Prior authorization requirements: new 2020 codes for coverage and precertification

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

Prior authorization requirements: new 2020 codes for coverage and precertification

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

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates for November 2019

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

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates for December 2019

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

Medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update

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

Updated COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid information, please check Medicaid Provider News COVID-19 and Medicare Advantage Provider News Archives.
COVID-19 Information State & Federal Mar 25, 2020

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com/ca

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

Continuity of Care/Transition of Care Program

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

The Anthem Blue Cross Woodland Hills office has relocated

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

Commercial Risk Adjustment Program update: Medical chart collection for ACA members due March 31, 2020

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

New enhancements with Provider News

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

Timely Access Regulations and Language Assistance Program

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Important coding reminder for Walk-in-Retail health clinics

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

Modifier use reminders

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

Benefits update for Special Supplemental Benefits for the chronically ill

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

Prior authorization requirements for CardioMEMs

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

California’s Valued Trust offers a Medicare Advantage option

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

Personal Home Helper benefit

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

Nonpreferred products and corresponding preferred alternatives

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

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement (APM ID 0037943)

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

Antibiotic dispensing guidelines

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2020

Coding spotlight: HIV and AIDS

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2020

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2020

Bright Heart Health medication-assisted treatment program

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2020

Restoration of optional benefits

March 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2020

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

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

Individual plans on and off exchange for 2020

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

Update: New AIM Rehabilitative Program remains delayed

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

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

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

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

SOAP Notes/Health Assessments for 2019 calendar year are due February 15th

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Reimbursement Policy Update – Modifier 62: Co-Surgeons, effective May 1, 2020

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

New CMS requirement: Hospitals must use Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

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

Electric Boat offers Medicare Advantage options

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

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

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

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

New Medicare Advantage special needs plans

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

New specialty pharmacy network

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Regulatory updates

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

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