Virginia
Provider Communications

Articles Category: Administrative

Title Publication Category Date

2021 Affirmative statement regarding utilization management decisions

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2021

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia 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 Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Access standards for PCPs, specialists and behavioral health practitioners in 2018

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Accessibility standards for services provided by primary care physicians, specialists and behavioral health practitioners

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Add supporting documents directly to your claims with the new Claims Status Send Attachments feature

August 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Aug 1, 2022

Additional improvements coming to anthem.com

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Against medical advice discharge physician tracking tool

November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Nov 1, 2021

AIM programs may require additional pre-service documentation

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Alcohol use disorder has a big cost

May 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2022

An update about Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

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 - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

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

May 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2022

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

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

Anthem continues focus on updates to our public provider website

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem contracted ambulance providers

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem electronic attachments: X12 275 5010

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem fights opioid addiction: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and quality medication-assisted therapy

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem in Virginia contracted air ambulance providers

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem in Virginia launches new design changes for provider communications on anthem.com

August 31, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Aug 31, 2018

Anthem in Virginia makes mail and fax changes for provider demographics

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

Anthem in Virginia to offer new Exclusive Provider Organization plans beginning January 1, 2019

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

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

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com for Provider Manuals

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com for Q2

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in March

March 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in October

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in September

August 31, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Aug 31, 2018

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

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Anthem makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem makes improvements to interactive voice response system

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem partners with Availity to serve as our EDI Gateway

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem streamlines member identification cards reminder; Use Availity to verify members’ cost shares and benefits at time of service

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Anthem streamlines member identification cards – Use Availity to verify members’ cost shares and benefits at time of service

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

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

November 1, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2018

Anthem to accept Hospital in Home services

August 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2022

Anthem to acquire Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Jun 6, 2019

Anthem to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Anthem to enhance claim edits for outpatient facility claims

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Anthem to mail professional provider contract amendment in late May 2019

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem 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 webinar scheduled for October 10

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem’s Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: Accurate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health and services provided

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem’s direct contracting effort for Certified Nurse Specialists gets underway in 2021

February 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs gets under way in 2019

March 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem’s fall webinar scheduled for November 12; Register soon

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem’s fall webinar takes place on November 12: Register now

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Anthem’s new strategic provider system will launch in July

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Anthem’s spring webinar scheduled for May 6, 2021; register now

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Are you talking to ALL of your patients about breast cancer screenings?

October 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Attachment tools for Anthem and affiliate payers: Live webinars

January 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Attention Anthem providers in Virginia: Supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available at no cost; Drug maker extends expiration date

The Virginia Department of Health offers a significant supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at no cost.  Drug maker Abbott extends expiration dates of product.  Providers in Virginia should take immediate action.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Mar 26, 2021

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Anthem results in improved care management for patients

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Attention Professional Providers: Important update regarding timely filing requirement for Anthem’s commercial and Medicare Advantage plans

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Attention Professional Providers: Contract amendment changes effective October 1, 2020; View upcoming contract changes online via Availity

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Attention providers who intend to provide physical, occupational or speech therapy services

AIM Rehabilitation Program effective date delayed until September 1, 2022.
Attention providers who intend to provide physical, occupational or speech therapy services - Virginia Administrative Jul 27, 2022

Availity attachment tools for Anthem and affiliate payers: Live webinars

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

Availity EDI Gateway webinars scheduled

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Availity launches changes to our Medical Attachment submission tool

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Availity Portal Notification Center

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Availity to serve as EDI entry point for electronic submissions

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Availity's Appointment Scheduler application

Digital online scheduling feature now available in the Availity Portal.
May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2021

Avastin – Intravitreal treatment for retinal vascular conditions: Report using HCPCS code C9257

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Balance Billing legislation prompts changes to provider directory information

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your patients

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

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

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

Billing for private room stays

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Case Management Program

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Case Management Program

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

Case Management Program

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

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

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

Change to toll-free phone lines for Provider Services: A reminder from Anthem in Virginia

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Changes coming to Claim Status Inquiry and Secure Messaging on the Availity Portal

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Chat directly with a prior authorization specialist: The fast, easy way to have your questions answered

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

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

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

Claims system updates for 2019: Professional

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Clearing up coding confusion for diabetic retinal screenings - 3072F: New language about two-year compliance

July 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Clearing up coding confusion for retinal eye exams

August 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Clinical appeals

October 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments number: Additional information

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

Clinical nurse specialist contracting

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Clinical quality in practice webinar series

July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

Clinical validation: Professional

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Coding tips for reporting administration of Spravato®

May 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2022

Coding updates

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Coming Soon: Anthem electronic attachments

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Coming soon: The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Provider Learning Hub makes Availity learning easier

July 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jul 1, 2022

Commercial fee schedule update from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Company works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Consolidated Appropriations Act: Have you reviewed your online provider directory information lately?

March 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Consolidated Appropriations Act: Keep your provider directory information current

July 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Consolidated Appropriations Act: Provider directories accuracy is important

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

Consolidated Appropriations Act: Update your provider directory information

April 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Consolidation Appropriations Act: Timely updates help keep our provider directories current

May 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2022
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