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Title Publication Category Date

2019 FEP Benefit information available online

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

2019 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

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

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through EMR

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

Additional support available for members with rare conditions

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 16, 2018

An overview of our medical necessity review process

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

Anthem Announces Early Launch of IngenioRx

N/A Pharmacy Jan 29, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross accepts electronic prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross accepts prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross accepts prior authorization requests for prescription medications online

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

Anthem Blue Cross adopts 22nd edition of the MCG care guidelines

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross Community Care Coordination expands relationship with Preferred Community Health Partners to support commercial members with complex needs

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

Anthem Blue Cross fights opioid addiction: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and Quality Medication-Assisted Therapy

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)
October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a BlueCard (out-of-area) Refresher Webinar

Two Sessions Offered in November
October 30, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Oct 30, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross is hosting a Secure Messaging Webinar

There is still time to sign up for the session on September 5, 2018
September 4, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Sep 4, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross Language Assistance Program

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Oct 1, 2018

Anthem Blue Cross launches additional changes to anthem.com in September

August 31, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Aug 31, 2018

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

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

Anthem Blue Cross now offering telehealth to Medicaid members

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross opiod addiction: Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes and Quality Medication-Assisted Therapy

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

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

Anthem Blue Cross to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

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

Anthem Blue Cross to update drug lists supporting commercial health plans

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

Anthem Blue Cross works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

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

Anthem Blue Cross' PERS Select PPO update

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

Anthem Blue Cross’ new Musculoskeletal Program to implement August 15, 2018

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 16, 2018

Anthem eye refraction and routine eye exam billing information

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

Anthem offers risk adjustment and documentation training

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Jan 1, 2019

Anthem taps Paul Marchetti to lead company’s overall care transformation strategy

November 2, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Nov 2, 2018

Anthem transitions MA back pain management and cardiology UM programs from OrthoNet to AIM

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

Anthem works to help ensure appropriate billing of E&M services

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

Availity EDI Gateway Webinars Scheduled

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

Availity partners with Anthem Blue Cross as their designated EDI Gateway

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

Availity to serve as EDI entry point for electronic submissions

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

Benefit change for Infliximab for Federal Employee Program

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

Benefits to be available for chronic care management and advance care planning services effective February 23, 2019

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Jan 1, 2019

CA Workers’ Compensation formulary in effect

Drug formulary transition for injured workers
August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Pharmacy Aug 16, 2018

CalPERS Medicare Advantage plan members to receive new ID cards

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

Case management program

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Dec 1, 2018

Cervical length measurement by transvaginal ultrasound

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

Changes to Anthem Blue Cross' Provider Communications page

August 31, 2018: Anthem Blue Cross eUPDATE - California Administrative Aug 31, 2018

Check out the enhancements to the Interactive Care Reviewer tool!

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

Claims requiring additional documentation

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

Claims requiring additional documentation

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

Claims system updates for 2019: Professional

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 16, 2018

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Oct 1, 2018

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Jan 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

Clinical UM guideline updates

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2019

CMS issues regulatory changes for short- and long-acting narcotics; days’ supply limits effective January 1, 2019

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

CMS Medicare Preclusion list effective April 1, 2019

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

Coding spotlight: Diabetes

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2019

Coding spotlight: Obesity

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Coding spotlight: Substance use disorders and smoking

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

Coding tip: Claims processed with Modifier 79 should be reported by the same health care professional

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

ConditionCare program benefits patients and physicians

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Dec 1, 2018

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Contracted provider claim escalation process

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Contracted provider claim escalation process

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

Coordination of benefits for an Federal Employee Plan member

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

Coordination of care

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Dec 1, 2018

Daily morphine equivalent dosing limit

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

Delay in launch of prior authorization for Lutathera until November 1, 2018

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 16, 2018

Dispute resolution compliance

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

DME providers and physicians: important wheelchair prior authorization information

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

Don’t leave money on the table!

Submit electronic SOAP notes today using ePASS and receive $100 each
October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Oct 1, 2018

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

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

EDI Gateway migration

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

Electronic data interchange gateway update

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

Electronic data interchange gateway update

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

Electronic data interchange migration to Availity

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Electronic data interchange migration to Availity

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

Explore new enhancements to the Education and Reference Center

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

Genetic testing prior authorization by ordering physician helps ensure accurate lab payment

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

Health Care Reform Updates (including Health Insurance Exchange)

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

HEDIS 2018: Commercial results are in

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

HEDIS 2019 Federal Employee Program medical record request requirements

February 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Feb 1, 2019

HEDIS 2019 starts early February

January 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Jan 1, 2019

Hospital recognition: NTSV C-Section Rates

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

Important changes to Anthem Blue Cross’ specialty pharmacy clinical site of care

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

Important information about billing colonoscopy and related anesthesia services

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

Important information about utilization management

August 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 16, 2018

Important reminder: Professional reimbursement policy update Scope of License

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

Individual Medicare plans move compound drugs off formulary beginning January 1, 2019

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

Individual on and off exchange plans – 2019 benefit year update

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

Individual on and off exchange plans: 2019 benefit year update

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

Inpatient readmissions reimbursement policy update

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

Integrated Care Model for plans purchased on the health insurance marketplace benefits patients and physicians

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