California
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Articles Category: State & Federal

Title Publication Category Date

2019 Enhanced Personal Health Care program releases myFHR

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

2019 FEP Benefit information available online

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

2019 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Dec 1, 2018

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2019

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Cal MediConnect Jun 1, 2019

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2020

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2020

2020 Anthem Blue Cross population needs assessment

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

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Apr 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2021

2020 Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis code update

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

2020 special needs plans

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2020

2021 CAHPS Survey results

January 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2022

2021 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2021

2021 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Dec 1, 2020

2022 Federal Employee Plan® benefit information available online

January 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2022

2022 Medicare Advantage services area and benefit updates

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

2023 Medicare Advantage service area and benefit updates

December 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Dec 1, 2022

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

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through electronic medical records

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

Access to care standards

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2020

Access to care standards

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2020

Access to care standards

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

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Mar 1, 2021

Acquisition of Beacon Health Options

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2020

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

AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2020

AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion update

November 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Nov 1, 2020

AIM Specialty Health programs may require documentation

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Alcohol misuse screening and counseling in primary care

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

Alcohol use disorders linked to chronic diseases

September 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Sep 1, 2022

Alcohol use disorders often coexist with psychiatric disorders

November 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Nov 1, 2022

Annual wellness visits for Medicare Advantage members

March 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jun 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross adopts 22nd edition of the MCG care guidelines

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross expanded HMO network guidance

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross expands specialty pharmacy precertification list

January 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jan 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross Expands Specialty Pharmacy Precertification list

September 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Sep 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross Expands Specialty Pharmacy Precertification list

September 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Sep 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage FFS HMO network guidance

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

Anthem Blue Cross now offering telehealth to Medicaid members

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2019

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 opiod addiction: Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes and Quality Medication-Assisted Therapy

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross working with Optum to collect medical records for Medicare Risk Adjustment

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

June 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2021

Anthem eye refraction and routine eye exam billing information

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Feb 1, 2019

Anthem offers risk adjustment and documentation training

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Jan 1, 2019

Anthem transitions MA back pain management and cardiology UM programs from OrthoNet to AIM

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Oct 1, 2018

Anti-VEGF Medical Step Therapy notice

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2020

Antibiotic dispensing guidelines

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

Appointment access standards

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2019

April – Defeat diabetes month

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2021

Aspire Health for Medicare members in need of palliative care

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

Aspire Health for members in need of palliative care

June 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2021

Aspire Telehealth Palliative Care program

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

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

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2021

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

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2021

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

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jul 1, 2021

August 2020 Medical Policies and Utilization Management Guidelines update

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2021

August 2020 MMP Medical Policies and Utilization Management Guidelines update

January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jan 1, 2021

Authorizations for post-acute care services for PPO Medicare Advantage individual, Group Retiree Solutions (GRS), and Dual-Eligible Plan members

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Availity Portal eligibility and benefits provides both additional benefit notes and digital member ID cards

New additional benefit detail.

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2021

Benefit change for CalPERS PPO Members: Important updates on certain medications‐ bevacizumab (Avastin), epoetin alfa (Epogen and Procrit), filgrastim (Neupogen), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta), rituximab (Rituxan), and trastuzumab (Herceptin)

March 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California CalPERS Mar 1, 2022

Benefit change for Infliximab for Federal Employee Program

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

Benefit plan updates effective January 1, 2022

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

Benefit plan updates, effective January 1, 2022

September 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California CalPERS Sep 1, 2021

Benefits update for Special Supplemental Benefits for the chronically ill

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

Bill Medicare Part D for shingles or tetanus vaccination claims

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

Billing instructions of A and B codes for medical supplies

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 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

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

Botox® update for Anthem Blue Cross members

January 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2022

Bright Heart Health medication-assisted treatment program

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

CAHPS education for providers

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2020

CAHPS® survey

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2021

Cal MediConnect Plans change effective January 1, 2023

December 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Dec 1, 2022

California 2020 Medicare Advantage plan changes

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare 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

California’s Valued Trust offers a Medicare Advantage option

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

CalPERS Medicare Advantage plan members to receive new ID cards

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Oct 1, 2018

Cancer Care Navigator

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2022

Certain specialty medication precertification requests may require additional documentation

July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2021

Cervical length measurement by transvaginal ultrasound

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Oct 1, 2018

CG care guidelines 25th edition

June 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jun 1, 2021

Change to 835 ERA for all D-SNP MA members for 2019

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Mar 1, 2019

Change to the Federal Employee Program® Clinical Grievance and Appeal address

March 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Mar 1, 2022

Changes to prior authorization requirements

September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Sep 1, 2019

Chlamydia screening

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

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

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

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

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