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Introducing Elevance Health: Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Please note that the important message below from Bryony Winn – President, Health Solutions – applies to our Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs from Anthem Blue Cross.

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

CAA: Keep your provider directory information current

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

Action required: 2022-member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

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

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

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

Provider transparency update

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

More potato chips, sugary drinks, and less physical activity are key contributors to childhood obesity

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

Clearing up coding confusion for diabetic retinal screenings

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

Help patients heal from the comfort of home with Hospital in Home care

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

Enhancing claims attachment processes through digital applications: Add attachments through Claims Status Inquiry

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

Coming soon: The Anthem Blue Cross Provider Learning Hub makes Availity learning easier

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

Introducing Elevance Health — Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Elevance Health Administrative Jun 16, 2022

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability hosted by Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) and Motivo* for Anthem providers on June 22, 2022.

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability forum - California Administrative Jun 8, 2022

CAA: Provider directories accuracy is important

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

Provider outreach to validate your provider data

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

Understanding status of your application or request

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

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Motivo* for Anthem Blue Cross providers on June 22, 2022.
June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

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

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

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement Administrative May 18, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross announces changes to post-payment audits conducted on our behalf

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

Coding tips for reporting administration of Spravato®

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

CAA: Timely updates help keep our provider directories current

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

Resources to support diverse patients and communities

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

Anthem Blue Cross’ High-Performance network: Added Santa Clara Unified School District

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

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month: We’ve got this!

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

Alcohol use disorder has a big cost

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

Improving antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in the outpatient setting

CME Webinar Offers CDC's Best Practices for Safe & Effective Antibiotic Prescribing - California Administrative Apr 5, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

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

CAA: Update your provider directory information

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

Catching up on routine vaccines

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

HEDIS 2022: Summary of changes from NCQA

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

Implementation update for the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan, an alliance between Empire BlueCross BlueShield and EmblemHealth

City of New York Retirees will NOT transition to NYC Medicare Advantage Plus on April 1, 2022. Additional updates on a new effective date will be made available at a later date.
Read important information about this change.
Transition to NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Delayed Administrative Mar 15, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

Our parent company's name is changing Administrative Mar 14, 2022

Exploring Implicit Bias in Healthcare for Historically Marginalized Communities

Register today for the Exploring Implicit Bias in Healthcare for Historically Marginalized Communities forum hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Motivo* for Anthem Blue Cross providers on March 16, 2022.

Exploring Implicit Bias in Healthcare - California Administrative Mar 2, 2022

CAA: Have you reviewed your online provider directory information lately?

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

New! Vaccination resource page for providers

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

Coastal Foundation no longer provides claims and customer service for SISC

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

Simplifying requests for additional information

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

Your influence matters: Recommending cancer screenings to your patients

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

Understanding your patients’ differences is lifesaving

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

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Enhancements to the Availity Authorization application are now available

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

Payment for COVID-19 testing services and vaccine administration on or after January 1, 2022

COVID-19 Information Administrative Feb 18, 2022

Prepare for the CAA: Keep your provider directory information current

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Heart disease is the number one killer of women

Share information with patients about taking an active role in their heart health.

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

For 2022, Anthem continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products, and we are excited to announce our expansion of the EPO offerings to new regions

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Cancer care navigator

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

It is CAHPS survey time!

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com/ca

February 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Information from Anthem for Care Providers About COVID-19 (January 24, 2022)

We recently updated information about COVID-19 covered testing.

COVID-19 Information Administrative Jan 24, 2022

New Medicare Advantage plan will have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing Providers Nationally

Effective April 1, 2022, approximately 200,000 Medicare-eligible City of New York retirees across the United States will transition to the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan and have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing. Read important information about this change in the New York City Medicare Advantage announcement.

Important Update for New 200k Group Retiree PPO Plan Administrative Jan 5, 2022

BlueHPN to expand in California for 2022

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

Well-child visits: Know the numbers

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

Change in claim and customer service administration for Butte Schools

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

Anthem Blue Cross is transitioning to the Availity Authorization App

Availity Authorization App improvements based on your feedback

Availity Authorization App improvements - CA Digital Tools Dec 28, 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

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

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

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
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