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Information from Anthem for Care Providers About COVID-19 (January 18, 2022)

We recently updated prior authorization requirements for patient transfers from acute inpatient hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, acute rehabilitation, and long-term acute care.

COVID-19 Information Administrative Jan 18, 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

Good news! Non-payment remittance advice enhancements coming soon

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Looking to earn continuing medical education credits? Register for these on-demand webinars

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Clinical appeals

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Are you talking to ALL of your patients about breast cancer screenings?

African American and Hispanic women have higher risk of death from breast cancer than their White counterparts.1

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Network leasing arrangements

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Provider education

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Provider directory and provider data updates

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Oct 1, 2021

REMINDER: EnrollSafe, the new electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers – replacing CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021

October 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Oct 1, 2021

Register today for the Exploring the Impact of Racial Trauma on the Health and Wellbeing of Children forum on September 29, 2021

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem Blue Cross professionals about the impact of racial trauma on the health and wellbeing on children and adolescents.
Racial Trauma and Children Administrative Sep 15, 2021

California wildfires: help for our members!

California wildfires: help for our members Administrative Sep 7, 2021

Important update: Help for members impacted by wildfires in California

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

National accounts 2022 pre-certification list

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

Your participation is required: Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Statin therapy for patients with diabetes

Achieve 90% patient statin therapy adherence with a personalized approach.
September 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2021

6 simple strategies to help increase medication adherence

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

HEDIS® medical record submission made easier with our remote EMR access service

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

Cure for the common cold: rest, fluids and this free prescription pad

Be Antibiotic Aware campaign offers a prescription solution to antibiotics.
September 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Register now for our September CME webinars!

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

Get your payments faster when you sign up for electronic funds transfer

Introducing EnrollSafe, the new electronic funds transfer enrollment portal for Anthem Blue Cross providers – replacing CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021.

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

Action required: member grievance and appeals attestation

Anthem Blue Cross’ (Anthem) 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).

Member Grievance and Appeals Attestation Requirement Administrative Aug 25, 2021

Important update: Help for members impacted by wildfires in California

Important update: Help for members impacted by wildfires in California Administrative Aug 12, 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

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

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
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