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Title Publication Category Date

Anthem to acquire Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Jun 6, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

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

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Anthem Blue Cross contracted ambulance providers

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

Anthem Blue Cross’ Language Assistance Program: No interpreter? No problem!

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

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: Health Assessment requests for 2019: Alternative reporting engagement

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

Sign-up now for our Provider News today at no charge!

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Electronic Member ID Cards – Easy online access on the Availity Portal

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

Service type expansion – what’s new

New Service Types added in Eligibility and Benefits
May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative May 1, 2019

Network leasing arrangements

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

Attention! Availity launches changes to our Medical Attachment submission tool

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

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a BlueCard (Out of Area) Refresher Webinar

June 13, 2019: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Jun 13, 2019

Let’s Vaccinate

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Expedited grievances

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Sign-up now for our Network eUPDATE today – it’s free!

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Introducing lower cost Anthem Blue Cross Health Access Plans on June 1 in response to COVID-19 crisis

Beginning June 1, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) is introducing our Anthem Health Access Plans for certain large group employers currently enrolled in our commercial lines of business only.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 26, 2020

Individual plans on and off exchange for 2020

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

California Fires

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

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

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

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 newsletter format launched today!

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

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

MyDiversePatients.com

A website to support your diverse patients
August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Aug 16, 2018

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

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Clinical quality in practice: CME webinar series

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

New provider directory indicators for medication assisted treatment (MAT) providers

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 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

Check out the enhancements to the Interactive Care Reviewer tool!

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

Enhanced medical records submission process to support claims processing

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

What matters most: Improving the patient experience

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

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 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

Availity partners with Anthem Blue Cross as their designated EDI Gateway

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

Receive and respond to medical record requests for post pay audit via Change Healthcare’s Assurance Attach Assist Module

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

National accounts 2021 pre-certification list

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

The Anthem Workers’ Compensation Digital Marketplace is the new PPO!

This is a must read for physical therapists and MRI/Radiology providers
August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

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

Three $0 office visit co-pay benefit for Self-Insured Schools of California members

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

Medical practices – are you keeping something from us

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

Member explanation of benefits gets a makeover

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

Provider transparency update

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

New Anthem High Performance/Blue High Performance Network included in plans available for employee open enrollment Fall 2020

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

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

Health Care Reform Updates (including Health Insurance Exchange)

Important information available online
August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca for Q2

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

EDI Gateway Migration deadline is September 15, 2020

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

For 2021 Anthem continues to offer EPO and HMO individual on and off exchange products

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

Patient360 adds Care Gap alert feedback for medical providers

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

Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: New guidance on telephone-only service CPT codes for risk adjustment program

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

Important information about billing colonoscopy and related anesthesia services

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

Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: 2020 Prospective Program continues

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

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Anthem Blue Cross to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

Electronic member ID cards available on the Availity Portal

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com/ca

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

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth (audio + video) and telephonic-only care for Behavioral Health services (Updated April 17, 2020)

We’ve updated FAQs with additional details about how behavioral health providers can utilize and be compensated for telehealth (audio + video) and telephonic-only care with their patients.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Stay “in the know” at no charge!

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

New medical claim attachment webinars: Register today

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

NEW! Request clinical appeals through Interactive Care Reviewer

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

Individual on and off exchange plans: 2020 benefit year update

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

Anthem Blue Cross Waives Cost Share for COVID-19 Treatment (updated May 29, 2020)

Effective April 1, we expanded coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to a COVID-19 diagnosis, which covers the waiver of cost shares for COVID-19 treatment received through December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 29, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Provider Education seminars, webinars, workshops and more!

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

Webinar for Availity EDI Gateway services

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

Reminder and update: New prior authorization for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services begins March 25, 2019

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

Interactive Care Reviewer – a more efficient way to obtain immediate authorizations

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

National accounts 2020 precertification list

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Provider transparency update

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

Anthem Blue Cross to enhance claim edits for outpatient facility claims

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

Commercial Risk Adjustment, retrospective program begins

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

Commercial risk adjustment reporting update, retrospective program continues

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

Network leasing arrangements

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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