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Articles Category: State & Federal

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Updated COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid information, please check Medicaid Provider News & Announcements and Important Medicare Advantage Updates .
N/A State & Federal Mar 25, 2020

Benefits update for Special Supplemental Benefits for the chronically ill

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

Prior authorization requirements for CardioMEMs

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

California’s Valued Trust offers a Medicare Advantage option

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

Personal Home Helper benefit

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

Nonpreferred products and corresponding preferred alternatives

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

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

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

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

Antibiotic dispensing guidelines

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

Coding spotlight: HIV and AIDS

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

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

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

Bright Heart Health medication-assisted treatment program

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

Restoration of optional benefits

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

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

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

Reimbursement Policy Update – Modifier 62: Co-Surgeons, effective May 1, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New CMS requirement: Hospitals must use Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Electric Boat offers Medicare Advantage options

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New Medicare Advantage special needs plans

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New specialty pharmacy network

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Regulatory updates

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Feb 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy Update: Split-Care Surgical Modifiers, effective May 1, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Feb 1, 2020

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

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

Medicare Advantage Group Retiree PPO plans and National Access Plus FAQ

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

Reminder: Medicare claims for secondary payer must be submitted after the 30-day Medicare remittance period

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

Reminder to Medicare Advantage providers

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

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

Help protect your patients by providing medical ID protection – best practices

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

California 2020 Medicare Advantage plan changes

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

Prior authorization requirements for E0784, K0553 and K0554

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

Healthcare Quality Patient Assessment form and Patient Assessment form

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

Medicare preferred continuous glucose monitors

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

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

Pharmacy benefit manager change to IngenioRx

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

Medical policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

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

Coding spotlight – provider’s guide to coding respiratory diseases

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

California Smokers’ Helpline launches dedicated quit Vaping line!

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

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

2020 Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis code update

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

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management guidelines update

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

Verifying and updating your provider information

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

Improving the patient experience

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

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

Reminder to Anthem Blue Cross Cal MediConnect plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan) providers

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

Pharmacy benefit manager changes to IngenioRx

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

Help protect your patients by providing medical ID protection – best practices

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

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

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

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

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

Coordination of Benefits for a Federal Employee Program® member

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2019

Service area benefit changes

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

CMS reminder: expedited/urgent requests

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

Group Retiree PPO program announcement

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

Aspire Health for Medicare members in need of palliative care

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

Global 3M19 Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee prior authorization requirement updates

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

Prior authorization requirements for E0784, K0553 and K0554

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

Medical drug Clinical Criteria updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2019

Coding spotlight: provider’s guide to coding behavioral and emotional disorders

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2019

Global 3M19 Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee prior authorization requirement updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2019

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2019

MMP CMS reminder: expedited/urgent requests

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Dec 1, 2019

Global 3M19 Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee prior authorization requirement updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Dec 1, 2019

Prior authorization requirements for E0784, K0553 and K0554

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Dec 1, 2019

MMP Global 3M19 Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee prior authorization requirement updates

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Dec 1, 2019

Rehabilitative services prior authorization review update

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

CMS reminder: expedited/urgent requests

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

Bill Medicare Part D for shingles or tetanus vaccination claims

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

2019 Enhanced Personal Health Care program releases myFHR

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

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

New reimbursement policy: Update drug screen testing

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

Electronic submission is preferred method for requesting pharmacy prior authorization

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

Reimbursement new policy: Update drug screen testing

November 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Nov 1, 2019

Electronic submission is preferred method for requesting pharmacy prior authorization

November 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Nov 1, 2019

Electronic submission is preferred method for requesting pharmacy prior authorization

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

Medical drug clinical criteria updates – Quarter 2

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

MMP clinical criteria updates

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

Medical drug clinical criteria updates – Quarter 1

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

MMP reimbursement new policy: Update drug screen testing

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

Coming soon, electronic attachments

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

Prior authorization requirements for Global March MPTAC CCRT configuration

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

Aspire Telehealth Palliative Care program

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

Clinical laboratory improvement amendments for Anthem Blue Cross

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

March 2019 medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update

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

June 2019 medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update

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

Update: 2019 risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Medicare preferred continuous glucose monitors

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

Lowering health risks with no-cost statins

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

Medical drug clinical criteria updates

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

Assisting your patients in managing the Donut Hole

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

Prior authorization requirements for continuous positive airway pressure supplies

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

June 2019 medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2019

New clinical guideline: pneumatic compression devices, effective December 1, 2019

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2019

Reimbursement policy update: Early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment (EPSDT)

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2019

Regulatory updates

October 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2019
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