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Clearing up-coding confusion for retinal eye exams (DRE)

New language for two-year compliance (3072F).
August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Register now for our August CME webinars!

August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Schedule appointments online through Availity

August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Aug 1, 2021

Member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

Participating providers are required to acknowledge (annually) that Member Grievance and Appeals forms, a description of grievance procedures, and assistance in filing grievances are readily available at each contracted provider location(s).

August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Telehealth visits can impact after-hospitalization follow-up care for mental illness

Reductions in missed appointments are significant.

August 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Help for members impacted by wildfires in California

Help for members impacted by wildfires in California Administrative Jul 30, 2021

Register for upcoming August CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

Motivating Patients to Adhere to Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening Recommendations
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. ET

10 Best Practices for Improving Pharmacy Quality Measures
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

6 Ways to Improve Risk Adjustment Documentation Accuracy
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

Register Now!


Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series Continues - California Administrative Jul 29, 2021

Clinical quality in practice: CME webinar series

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

Timely receipt of the primary payer’s EOB can help reduce timely filing denials for secondary claims

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

Proper coding for in-home monitoring can make a measurable difference for INR

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

Medical practices – are you keeping something from us

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

Another mark of the pandemic: An increase in childhood obesity

More potato chips, sugary drinks and less physical activity are key contributors
July 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2021

How to enroll in electronic fund transfer for faster remittance

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

Electronic claim response files

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

Interactive Care Reviewer (ICR): New search option for cases submitted through ICR

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

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators Administrative Jun 25, 2021

Regular check-ins with your clearinghouse could affect timely filing

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

Don’t miss this: Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Physicians and clinical care teams: Imaging for lower back pain does not improve outcomes, study finds

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Keep your contact information current

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Provider education

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

Two great learning resources on one secure portal

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

Digital solution options with Availity

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

Interactive Care Reviewer’s new copy feature decreases time to submit authorization request

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

Essential information you need to submit EDI corrected claims

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

Register for upcoming CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

5 Strategies to Improve Your Quality Measures - June 10th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET
7 Ways to Enhance Your Patients’ Experience - June 17th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET

Register now!



Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series - California Administrative May 27, 2021

Register today for the In Pursuit of Racial Equity: Deconstructing Bias forum hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Motivo on June 9, 2021

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem Blue Cross professionals about racial equity and implicit bias. 

Deconstructing Bias Forum Invitation for California providers Administrative May 21, 2021

The Industry Health Network

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

Appointment Scheduler application

Digital online scheduling feature now available in the Availity portal.
May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2021

Electronic solutions at your fingertips

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

2021 Affirmative Statement regarding utilization management decisions

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

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

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

May is National High Blood Pressure education month

A WISEWOMAN™ knows that improving blood pressure is good for the heart.

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

Resources to support diverse patients and communities

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

Send larger digital attachments through Availity

We’ve expanded our file size to 100 megabytes.
May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2021

Referring to network DME providers for negative pressure wound therapy helps members save on out-of-pocket costs

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

Member grievance process and forms must be made available upon request at provider office

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance form

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Does your practice offer telehealth services? Let us know!

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Interactive bilingual website Taking Action for Our Health

Exclusively developed for the Latino Community

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Join Anthem Blue Cross in talking about racism and its impact on health

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Keeping up with routine vaccination during COVID-19: Well-child visits vaccinations are essential services

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

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

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Make the change to digital authorization/referral and hospital admission notifications using EDI

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Provider transparency update

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Payer Spaces: name change announcement

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Understanding Availity roles for electronic data interchange

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Provider education

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Network leasing arrangements

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Information from Anthem for Care Providers About COVID-19 (March 12, 2021)

We recently updated information about COVID-19 vaccines. 

COVID-19 Information Administrative Mar 12, 2021

Medical attachment capability, itemized bill and more!

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

Anthem Blue Connection Exclusive Provider Organization Network Launch

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

Timely Access Regulations and Language Assistance Program

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Provider Education

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Reminder: Effective January 2021, all NECA/IBEW have new member ID numbers

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

New provider directory indicator for telehealth services

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

New utilization management tool now available on Availity Payer Spaces: Authorization Rules Lookup tool

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products

Expansion of both EPO and HMO offerings to new regions.
February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Network leasing arrangements

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Register today for The Road to Allyship Forum hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Motivo on February 3, 2021

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem Blue Cross professionals about racial equity and the importance of allies.

The Road to Allyship Forum Invite Administrative Jan 21, 2021

New Blue HPN plans now in effect

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

Availity attachment tools for Anthem Blue Cross and Affiliate payers – live Webinars

You’re invited!
January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Professional System updates for 2021

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

Professional Evaluation and Management changes 2021

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

Outpatient system updates for 2021 - Facility

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

It is almost CAHPS survey time!

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

New features added to Interactive Care Reviewer

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

Find out in minutes why your claim denied

Introducing self-service claim denial review on our secure provider portal.
January 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Self-service, digital transactions are fast and easy

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

Through predictive analytics, health care teams can now receive real-time solutions to claim denials

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

New Anthem High Performance/Blue High Performance – effective January 2021

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

Anthem and Quest Diagnostics form strategic relationship

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

Anthem Blue Cross continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products for 2021

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

Air Ambulance providers

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

Anthem Blue Cross makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

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

2019 After Hours and Provider Appointment Availability Survey Results

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

PCP after-hours access requirements

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

2-minute videos to engage patients about preventive care

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

An overview of our medical necessity review process

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

Members’ rights and responsibilities

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

Appropriate 911/Emergency care procedures

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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