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Avoid claim denials: VYNE medical attachment program has expired

Advise clearinghouses we no longer accept attachments through this vendor to avoid claim denials.

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

Be antibiotics aware: Protect your patient

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

Behavioral Health communication update

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

Behavioral Health providers serve Individual plans on and off exchange for 2020

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

Behavioral Health timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Behavioral health timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Benefit change for Infliximab for Federal Employee Program

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

Benefit plan updates effective January 1, 2022

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

Benefit plan updates, effective January 1, 2022

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

Benefits to be available for chronic care management and advance care planning services effective February 23, 2019

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Jan 1, 2019

Benefits update for Special Supplemental Benefits for the chronically ill

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

Bill Medicare Part D for shingles or tetanus vaccination claims

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

Billing instructions of A and B codes for medical supplies

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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement

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

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

BlueCard Program quick tips

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

BlueCard Program quick tips

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

BlueCard® Program quick tips

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

BlueCard® Program quick tips

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

BlueCard® program quick tips

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jul 1, 2021

BlueHPN to expand in California for 2022

November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Products & Programs Nov 1, 2021

Bright Heart Health medication-assisted treatment program

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

CA Workers’ Compensation formulary in effect

Drug formulary transition for injured workers
August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Pharmacy Aug 16, 2018

CAHPS education for providers

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

CAHPS® survey

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

California 2020 Medicare Advantage plan changes

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

California Fires

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

California Smokers’ Helpline launches dedicated quit Vaping line!

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

California wildfires: help for our members!

California wildfires: help for our members Administrative Sep 7, 2021

California’s Valued Trust offers a Medicare Advantage option

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

CalPERS Medicare Advantage plan members to receive new ID cards

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

Case management program

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Dec 1, 2018

Case Management Program

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

Case management program

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2020

Case Management Program

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

Certain specialty medication precertification requests may require additional documentation

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Jul 1, 2021

Certain specialty medication precertification requests may require additional documentation

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

Cervical length measurement by transvaginal ultrasound

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

CG care guidelines 25th edition

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

Change in coverage for continuous glucose monitors for some fully insured groups

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

Change to 835 ERA for all D-SNP MA members for 2019

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

Changes to Anthem Blue Cross' Provider Communications page

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

Changes to prior authorization requirements

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

Changes to reimbursement for ambulatory surgery centers

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

Changes to timely filing requirements coming in October

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

Changes to utilization requirements for Avsola, Renflexis and Inflectra for CalPERS PPO members only!

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

Check out the enhancements to the Interactive Care Reviewer tool!

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

Chlamydia is asymptomatic. Only through screening will we know for sure

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

City of Marietta offers Medicare Advantage option

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

City of San Jose, California moves to Medicare Advantage plan under Anthem Blue Cross

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

Claim editing update for Excludes1 notes

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

Claims editing update for ICD-10-CM Excludes 1 notes

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

Claims editing update for ICD-10-CM Excludes 1 notes

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

Claims editing update for ICD-10-CME Excludes 1 notes

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

Claims requiring additional documentation

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2018

Claims requiring additional documentation

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

Claims requiring additional documentation facility reimbursement policy update

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

Claims status listing and remittance inquiry updates for Atypical providers

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

Claims system updates for 2019: Professional

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

Clarification: Anthem’s enhanced claim edits for outpatient facility claims

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Clearing up-coding confusion for retinal eye exams (DRE)

New language for two-year compliance (3072F).
August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Clinical appeals

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Clinical criteria and prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available

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

Clinical Criteria updates

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2019

Clinical criteria updates

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

Clinical criteria updates

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2019

Clinical criteria updates

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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Clinical criteria updates for specialty pharmacy

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

Clinical criteria updates notification December 2020

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

Clinical Criteria updates notification December 2020

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

Clinical criteria updates notification December 2020

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

Clinical criteria updates notification November 2020

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

Clinical Criteria updates notification November 2020

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

Clinical criteria updates notification November 2020

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

Clinical guidelines CG-Lab-11

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Apr 1, 2021

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) number: Additional information

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

Clinical laboratory improvement amendments for Anthem Blue Cross

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

Clinical laboratory improvement amendments number – additional information

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

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health Guidelines available on anthem.com/ca

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com/ca

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com/ca

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the web

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the web

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates May 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical quality in practice: CME webinar series

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Clinical UM guideline updates

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2019

CME credits available in 2021 for a variety of clinical quality webinars – register now!

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

CMS issues regulatory changes for short- and long-acting narcotics; days’ supply limits effective January 1, 2019

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

CMS Medicare Preclusion list effective April 1, 2019

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