California
Provider Communications

Articles Category: State & Federal

Title Publication Category Date

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

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

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

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

When and how to initiate Medicare Advantage reopenings

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

What matters most: Improving the patient experience

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

What matters most online training course: Improving patient experience

September 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Sep 1, 2020

Waived copays, deductibles and coinsurance for CCM, complex CCM and TCM

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

Verifying and updating your provider information

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

Vaginal birth after cesarean shared decision-making aid available

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

Utilization management authorization rule operations

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

Using SBIRT to address opioid and substance use disorders

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

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your information

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2019

Use of imaging studies for Low back Pain (LBP)

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

Use grouped CPT codes for AIM Specialty Health authorizations

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

Urinary tract infection toolkits are on the way

March 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2022

Updates to the AIM Specialty Health musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness

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

Updates to the AIM advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health cardiology clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Cardiac Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Advanced Imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Sleep Disorder Management clinical appropriateness guideline

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

Updates to AIM musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Radiation

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

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging

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

Updated quality performance requirements

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

Updated quality performance requirements

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

Updated prior authorization form for providers

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2018

Updated COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid information, please check Medicaid Provider News COVID-19 and Medicare Advantage Provider News Archives.
COVID-19 Information - California – Publication RETIRED as of November 8, 2022 State & Federal Mar 25, 2020

Update: Notice of changes to the AIM musculoskeletal program

October 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Update: Evaluation and management with Modifier 25

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare May 1, 2019

Update: Evaluation and management with Modifier 25

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

Update: evaluation and management with Modifier 25

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

Update: 2019 risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Update use of Modifier 25 for billing for visits that include preventive services and problem-oriented evaluation and management services

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

Update to the Pregnancy Notification Form

December 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2022

Update to emergency department: Level of E&M services reimbursement policy

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

Update to Clinical Practice Guidelines and Preventive Health Care Guidelines

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

Update regarding evaluation and management with modifier 25 same day as procedure when a prior E/M for the same or similar service has occurred

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Apr 1, 2019

Unspecified diagnosis reminder

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

Unspecified diagnosis code update

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

Unspecified diagnosis code update

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2019

Unspecified diagnosis code update

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

United Food and Commercial Workers Unions offers Medicare Advantage option

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

Transition to AIM Specialty Health rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines

September 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Sep 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Specialty Health Rehabilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Specialty Health Rehabilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

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

Transition to AIM rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Transition to AIM rehabilitative service clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Tobacco cessation requirements update

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

Tobacco cessation requirements for Medi-Cal Managed Care providers

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

Tobacco cessation requirements for Medi-Cal Managed Care (Medi-Cal) providers

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

There is something new happening at Anthem Blue Cross

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

The University of the Pacific offers Medicare Advantage option

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

The impact of listening

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Apr 1, 2022

The cost of alcohol use disorder

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

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Apr 1, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Apr 1, 2022

Teamsters Retiree Trust offers Medicare Advantage option

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

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

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 Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Submitting corrected claims

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

Submit PA medication requests electronically; new phone number for MA prescription PAs

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Aug 16, 2018

Submit behavioral health authorizations via our online Interactive Care Reviewer tool

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2020

Submit behavioral health authorizations via our online Interactive Care Reviewer tool

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

Submit behavioral health authorizations via our online Interactive Care Reviewer tool

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

Streamline workflow with solicited medical attachments

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

Specialty pharmacy prior authorization retraction notice

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

Specialty pharmacy precertification list expansion

February 2023 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2023

Special needs plans, provider training required

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

Southern California Drug Benefit Fund moves to the Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

SNF admission reporting requirements for D-SNP plans

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

Sign up to receive email from Anthem Blue Cross

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

Sign up to receive email from Anthem Blue Cross

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

Short and long acting narcotics regulatory changes and limits to days’ supplies

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

Short and long acting narcotics regulatory changes and limits to days’ supplies

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

Service area benefit changes

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

Sepsis diagnosis coding and billing reminder

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2019

Sepsis diagnosis coding and billing reminder

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jul 1, 2019

Screening for alcohol use disorder in high-prevalence demographics

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

Save time by using CPT II codes: Introducing FEP Quality Reimbursement Program for PPO Providers

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

Restoration of optional benefits

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

Resources to support your pregnant and postpartum patients and their families

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

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

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

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

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

Resources supporting our providers during COVID-19

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

Requirements for using the Staying Healthy Assessment tool in an electronic format

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

Requirements for using the Staying Healthy Assessment tool in an electronic format

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

Reminders for Medicare Advantage group retiree PPO plans and national access plus FAQ

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

Reminder: Pharmacy benefit change for CalPERS PPO members, effective January 2022

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

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

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 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

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: Anthem follows original Medicare policies

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

Reminder: AIM Prior authorization phone number change for Medicare

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