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Title Publication Category Date

Ambulatory Surgery Center Services and Publix Members

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Verifying eligibility for expanded hospice benefits

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Register for upcoming CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

5 Strategies to Improve Your Quality Measures - June 10th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET
7 Ways to Enhance Your Patients’ Experience - June 17th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET

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Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series - Georgia Administrative May 27, 2021

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Receive Direct Deposit of Patient Payments with Healthcare Bill Payments

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Reminder – Miscellaneous durable medical equipment billing guidelines

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Prepare for the Consolidated Appropriations Act: Keep your provider directory information up to date

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

New medical claim attachment webinars: register today!

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

What matters most: Improving the patient experience

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Outpatient system updates for 2022

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: New guidance on telephone-only service CPT codes for risk adjustment program

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

National Accounts 2021 pre-certification list

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

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

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Electronic member ID cards available on the Availity Portal

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (Updated January 8, 2021)

We’ve updated information about coverage for telephonic-only care.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Jan 8, 2021

Behavioral healthcare appointment access requirements

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

COVID-19 Information repository for Anthem care providers

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2020

Diabetes HbA1c<8 coding tips

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2020

Prior authorization update for commercial business

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators Administrative Jun 25, 2021

Importance of PCP after-hours messaging

December 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Reminder about system updates

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2020

New Medicare Advantage plan will have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing Providers Nationally

Effective April 1, 2022, approximately 200,000 Medicare-eligible City of New York retirees across the United States will transition to the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan and have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing. Read important information about this change in the New York City Medicare Advantage announcement.

Important Update for New 200k Group Retiree PPO Plan Administrative Jan 5, 2022

Anthem provider service location address standardization helpful hint

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2020

2020 Provider Manual

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2020

Register now for our September CME webinars!

September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Join Anthem in talking about racism and its impact on health, and earn continuing education credits!

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Keep your contact information current

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Physicians and clinical care teams: Imaging for lower back pain does not improve outcomes, study finds

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2021

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

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Regular check-ins with your clearinghouse could affect timely filing

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2021

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

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Include referring provider name and NPI on home infusion therapy and ambulatory infusion suite professional claims

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

BCBSGa is now Anthem

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

HCPCS code A0998 Ambulance response and treatment with no transport is active and available for use

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Continuing Medical Education (CME) webinar series

July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

National Accounts 2022 pre-certification list

September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Time to prepare for HEDIS® medical record review

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Provider itemized bill submission criteria

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

HEDIS® 2019 starts early February

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Georgia Anthem preapproval list change notification 9/1/2021 (MAC)

Material adverse change (MAC)
September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Reducing the burden of medical record review and improving health outcomes with ECDS reporting

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your practice information

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Proper coding for in-home monitoring can make a measurable difference for international normalized ratio

July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Register for upcoming August CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

Motivating Patients to Adhere to Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening Recommendations
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. ET

10 Best Practices for Improving Pharmacy Quality Measures
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

6 Ways to Improve Risk Adjustment Documentation Accuracy
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

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Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series Continues - Georgia Administrative Jul 29, 2021

Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your patient

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

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 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 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 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Statin therapy for patients with diabetes

Achieve 90% patient statin therapy adherence with a personalized approach
September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments (updated September 23, 2021)

We recently updated prior authorization requirements for acute in-patient (IP) admission, urgent or emergency acute IP surgeries or services, and patient transfers from acute IP hospitals to additional sites of services.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Sep 23, 2021

Surprisingly easy ways to help patients quit smoking cigarettes

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Timely receipt of primary payer’s EOB can help reduce timely filing denials for secondary claims

We want to help.
July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

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

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Enhanced search and download options allow easy access to provider information from Anthem

Get the latest critical information from Anthem that impacts providers Administrative Oct 8, 2019

HEDIS® medical record submission made easier with our Remote EMR Access Service

September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

6 SIMPLE strategies to help increase medication adherence

September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Cure for the common cold: rest, fluids and this free prescription pad

Be Antibiotic Aware campaign offers a prescription solution to antibiotics
September 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Reminder to use Laboratory Corporation of America

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Special Investigations Unit updates

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Availity EDI Gateway webinars scheduled

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

New operating system changes

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“Anthem”) and Motivo* for Anthem providers on June 22, 2022.
Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability forum - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2022

BCBSGa and Availity have partnered to operate the EDI Gateway

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Integrated medical and behavioral healthcare services

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem correspondence address change reminder

New Address:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
740 W. Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
April 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Refer patients to in-network providers

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Explore new enhancements to the Education and Reference Center

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Update to Durable Medical Equipment – effective October 14, 2018

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 13, 2018

Tips for billing CPT modifier 33

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your practice information

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

October 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

CAA: Provider directories accuracy is important

June 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Once-a-year testing is critically important to providing quality diabetes care

June 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Introducing Elevance Health - Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Elevance Health Administrative Jun 17, 2022

Anthem taps Paul Marchetti to lead company’s overall care transformation strategy

November 1, 2018 BCBSGa Network eUPDATE Administrative Nov 1, 2018

Update use of modifier 25 when billing for visits that include preventive services and problem-oriented evaluation and management services

June 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Program Update: Medical chart collection for ACA members due March 31, 2020

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Modifier use reminders

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Provider News site enhancements

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Patient360 enhancement for medical providers

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Important coding reminder for Walk-In Retail Health Clinics

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2020

It is CAHPS survey time!

February 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2022

We’re changing our trade name

July 9, 2018 BCBSGa Network eUPDATE Administrative Jul 9, 2018

Join us for our next clinical quality in practice webinar

Join us for our next clinical quality in practice webinar - Georgia Administrative Jul 20, 2022

Heart disease is the number one killer of women

February 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2022

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

Submit a claim payment dispute electronically for Anthem commercial members

February 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2022

We’re changing our trade name

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018

Prepare for the Consolidated Appropriations Act: Keep your provider directory information current

February 2022 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2022

2018 BCBSGa provider Town Hall meeting schedule update

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018

Anthem Chat: A fast, easy way to have your questions answered

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Member explanation of benefits gets a makeover

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018

REMINDER: Post-service reviews using AIM

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Care and Cost Finder – new sort option

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018

US Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

BCBSGa to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018

Additional information about Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) number

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Submit clinical information with request

August 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jul 31, 2018
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