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Reminder: EnrollSafe is available: electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers

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

Update: Anthem Blue Cross to implement provider claim payment dispute process for Commercial lines of business has been delayed

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

Professional system updates for 2022

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

Outpatient system updates for 2022

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

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

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

2022 EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products, and the expansion of EPO in new regions

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

Importance of PCP after-hours messaging

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

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

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

Physicians and clinical care teams: Study finds imaging for lower back pain does not improve outcomes

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

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

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

Case Management Program

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

Contract compliance with accessibility standards for Appointment Availability and Emergency Care instructions After Hours Care

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

Member rights and responsibilities

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

Coordination of care

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

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

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

Medical necessity review process overview

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

Appropriate 911/emergency care procedures

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

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

Anthem Blue Cross is transitioning to the Availity Authorization app

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

Provider directory and provider data updates

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

Provider education

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Is prior authorization required?

Answering your questions about the new Availity Authorization App
December 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Dec 1, 2021

Reminder: EnrollSafe is available – electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers

EnrollSafe replaced CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021

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

RETRACTION: Inpatient Facility Transfers – reimbursement policy (facility)

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

Reimbursement policy update: Virtual Visits - professional and facility

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

Keep your contact information current

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

Contract compliance with accessibility standards for Appointment Availability and Emergency Care instructions After Hours Care

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

Overlapping service areas

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

Where and how to submit BlueCard® claims

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

BlueCard Program quick tips

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

Practice status: Open or closed

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

Pharmacy information available on Anthem.com/ca

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

Benefit plan updates effective January 1, 2022

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

Provider Notification of Benefit Change for CalPERS PPO Members‐ bevacizumab (Avastin), epoetin alfa (Epogen and Procrit), filgrastim (Neupogen), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta), rituximab (Rituxan), and trastuzumab (Herceptin)

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

Good news: Non-payment remittance advice enhancements are here

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

Policy update: Drug screen testing

Policy update: Drug screen testing, effective March 1, 2022

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

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

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

Keep up with Medi-Cal news – December 2021

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

Policy update: Drug screen testing

Policy update: Drug screen testing, effective March 1, 2022

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

2022 Medicare Advantage services area and benefit updates

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

Adjudicating claims for COVID-19 vaccines, their administration and COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies

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

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

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

Keep up with Medicare news – December 2021

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

Policy update: Drug screen testing

Policy update: Drug screen testing, effective March 1, 2022

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

Keep up with Cal MediConnect news - December 2021

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

Grief and Loss Forum

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem Blue Cross professionals about the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color.

Grief and Loss Forum - California Administrative Nov 29, 2021

Action Required: 2021 Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement

Action Required: 2021 Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement Administrative Nov 17, 2021

Provider claim payment disputes for Anthem Blue Cross’ Commercial lines of business

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

Provider transparency update

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

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

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

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

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

Update regarding annual wellness visits for ACA-compliant health plans

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

Time to prepare for HEDIS® medical record review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surprisingly easy ways to help patients quit smoking cigarettes

November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Nov 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

Against medical advice (AMA) discharge physician tracking tool

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

EnrollSafe is available: Our new electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers

EnrollSafe replaces CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021

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

Important update on Botox® for Anthem Blue Cross members

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

BlueHPN to expand in California for 2022

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

Discharges against medical advice

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

4 things you can do to encourage cancer screenings for your women patients

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

Electronic data interchange process

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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Unspecified diagnosis reminder

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

Pharmacy services to be fee-for-service benefit

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

New York City Medicare Advantage announcement

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health cardiology clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Anthem Blue Cross offering Advance Medical Directives program for 2022

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

Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage FFS HMO network guidance

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

Electronic data interchange process

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

Keep up with Medicare news – November 2021

November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare 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

Clinical criteria updates

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

Keep up with Cal MediConnect news November 2021

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

Join The Fenway Institute for a CME webinar about improving your LGBTQIA+ patient interactions

Join a live webinar, “LGBTQIA+ Care: Delivering Trust and Belonging with Every Interaction,” presented by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute. 

Gain LGBTQIA+ Patient Interaction Knowledge - California Administrative Oct 21, 2021

New Medicare Advantage plan will have access to BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing Providers Nationally

Effective January 1, 2022, approximately 240,000 Medicare-eligible City of New York retirees across the United States will transition to Retiree Health Alliance’s NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan and have access to BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing. Read important information about this change in the New York City Medicare Advantage announcement.

New 240k member Medicare Advantage Group Retiree PPO plan Medicare Oct 19, 2021

Join the American Heart Association for a CME webinar on hypertension and diabetes disease management


Chronic disease management strategies for your patients with hypertension and diabetes
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET


Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series Continues - California Administrative Oct 5, 2021

Federal Price Transparency and Consolidated Appropriations Act phase in new mandates beginning January 1, 2022

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

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

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

For 2022, Anthem Blue Cross continues to offer EPO and HMO Individual on and off exchange products, and is excited to announce the expansion of the EPO offerings to new regions

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

Your recommendation is key to encouraging cancer screenings for your female patients

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

Good news! Non-payment remittance advice enhancements coming soon

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

Looking to earn continuing medical education credits? Register for these on-demand webinars

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

Clinical appeals

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

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

African American and Hispanic women have higher risk of death from breast cancer than their White counterparts.1

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Provider education

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

Provider directory and provider data updates

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

REMINDER: EnrollSafe, the new electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers – replacing CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021

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

Reimbursement policy clarification: Claims Requiring Additional Documentation - facility

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

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com/ca

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