LAPRA to offer Medicare Advantage from Anthem Blue Cross
Beginning July 1, 2019, the Los Angeles Police Relief Association, Inc. (LAPRA) will offer Medicare Advantage under the Anthem Blue Cross Senior Secure HMO plan. Retirees with Medicare Parts A and B who reside in select counties are eligible to enroll in the plan. This Medicare Advantage plan offers the same hospital and medical benefits as Original Medicare, as well as additional benefits such as an annual routine physical exam; hearing, vision and chiropractic care; acupuncture; LiveHealth Online and SilverSneakers®.
You will be able to recognize these members by their member ID cards. The prefix on LAPRA member ID cards will be MHG, and the cards will show the LAPRA logo.
Providers may submit claims electronically using the electronic payer ID or submit a UB-04 or CMS-1500 form to Anthem Blue Cross. Providers should not file claims with Original Medicare. Contracted and noncontracted providers may call the Provider Services number on the back of the member ID card for benefit eligibility, prior authorization requirements, and questions about LAPRA member benefits or coverage.
Detailed prior authorization requirements also are available to contracted providers by accessing the provider self-service website at https://www.availity.com.
July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California