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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

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2019

2019 Utilization management affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

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

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through electronic medical records

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

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

Alcohol misuse screening and counseling in primary care

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

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 announces changes in medical non-oncology specialty drug reviews effective June 15, 2019

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

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) program update: Medical chart collection for ACA members due March 31, 2019 at the latest

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: Accurate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health and services provided

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: 2019 program year progression, what’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 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

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 contracted ambulance providers

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

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

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

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 for Q2

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

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

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

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

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

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

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2019

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

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Jun 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 to acquire Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Jun 6, 2019

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

Appointment access standards

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2019

Attention! Availity launches changes to our Medical Attachment submission tool

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

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

Billing instructions of A and B codes for medical supplies

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 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

Change to 835 ERA for all D-SNP MA members for 2019

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Mar 1, 2019

Changes to Anthem Blue Cross' Provider Communications page

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

Changes to timely filing requirements coming in October

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Reimbursement Policies Jul 1, 2019

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 criteria updates

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

Clinical Criteria updates

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2019

Clinical criteria updates for specialty pharmacy

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Mar 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

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

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

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Apr 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Mar 1, 2019

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

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Policy Updates Jun 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: Cancer A provider’s guide to properly code cancers

March 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Mar 1, 2019

Coding spotlight: Diabetes

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

Coding spotlight: Hypertension

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 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

Coming in September! Electronic attachments

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

Coming soon: Reimbursement for select HEDIS-related CPT II codes for Medicare Advantage members

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medicare Apr 1, 2019

Commercial Risk Adjustment, retrospective program begins

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

Commercial Risk Adjustment, retrospective program begins

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

Complex case management program

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2019

ConditionCare program benefits patients and physicians

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