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Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations §9767.5.1 Medical Provider Networks

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physicians Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physician Acknowledgments Required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation Physician Acknowledgments required by California Code of Regulations

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

Workers’ Compensation other payor “Farmers Insurance Company”

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

Workers’ Compensation acknowledgments required

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

Workers’ Compensation acknowledgments required

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

Workers’ Compensation acknowledgments required

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Workers’ Compensation acknowledgments required

September 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

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

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

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

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

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

Who is Availity?

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

Where to mail Anthem Blue Cross Stop Loss claims

May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2020

Where and how to submit BlueCard® claims

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Where and how to submit BlueCard® claims

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2020

Where and how to submit BlueCard® claims

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

When and how to initiate Medicare Advantage reopenings

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

What matters most: Improving the patient experience

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

What matters most online training course: Improving patient experience

September 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Sep 1, 2020

Welcome to the Customer Learning Center in Availity

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Webinar recording now available for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 (Updated May 1, 2020)

Anthem hosted a provider webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. Access the webinar recording using the password “health” to learn more about federal financial relief for providers.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 1, 2020

Webinar recording now available for network providers on how to leverage telehealth to care for Behavioral Health patients during COVID-19 and beyond

Anthem hosted a provider webinar to share information and resources with Behavioral Health providers to assist with maximizing the telehealth experience.  Access the webinar recording to learn more about leveraging telehealth for behavioral health services.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Jun 25, 2020

Webinar for Availity EDI Gateway services

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

Waived copays, deductibles and coinsurance for CCM, complex CCM and TCM

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2020

Verifying and updating your provider information

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

Verify BlueCard member eligibility and coverage

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Vaginal birth after cesarean shared decision-making aid available

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

Vaginal birth after cesarean certified shared decision making aid available on the web

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

Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) aid available on the web

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

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your information

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2019

Use of imaging studies for Low back Pain (LBP)

April 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2020

Use grouped CPT codes for AIM Specialty Health authorizations

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

US antibiotic awareness week is November 11-18, 2019!

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

US Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Nov 1, 2020

Updates to the AIM Specialty Health musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness

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

Updates to the AIM advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Cardiac Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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

Updates to AIM Specialty Health advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Updates to AIM Sleep Disorder Management clinical appropriateness guideline

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jun 1, 2020

Updates to AIM Musculoskeletal Program Joint Surgery Clinical Approrpriateness Guidelines

May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines May 1, 2020

Updates to AIM musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines

August 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Aug 1, 2020

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Radiation

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

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging

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

Updates to AIM Advanced Imaging clinical appropriates guidelines

July 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Products & Programs Jul 1, 2019

Updated quality performance requirements

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2021

Updated prior authorization form for providers

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

Updated COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid information, please check Medicaid Provider News COVID-19 and Medicare Advantage Provider News Archives.
COVID-19 Information State & Federal Mar 25, 2020

Updated Coverage for HIV PrEP medications

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Updated coverage for Breast Cancer prevention medications

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

Update: Sepsis coding

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jun 1, 2019

Update: Notice of changes to the AIM Small Joint Surgery Guideline

March 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Mar 1, 2021

Update: Notice of changes to the AIM musculoskeletal program

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

UPDATE: new Rehabilitative Program remains temporarily delayed

July UPDATE: new Rehabilitative Program remains temporarily delayed Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jul 16, 2019

UPDATE: New Rehabilitative Program now effective August 1, 2019

July UPDATE: New Rehabilitative Program Now Effective August 1, 2019 – California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jul 3, 2019

Update: New prior authorization for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services will begin May 1, 2019

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Apr 1, 2019

Update: New AIM Rehabilitative Program remains delayed

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Update: evaluation and management with Modifier 25

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

Update: Evaluation and management with Modifier 25

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

Update: Evaluation and management with Modifier 25

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

Update: Drug Screen Testing (professional)

May 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Reimbursement Policies May 1, 2019

Update: 2019 risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Update to emergency department: Level of E&M services reimbursement policy

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Update to Durable Medical Equipment – effective October 14, 2018

October 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Administrative Oct 12, 2018

Update to Clinical Practice Guidelines and Preventive Health Care Guidelines

February 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2021

Update to AIM Specialty Health Oncologic Imaging Clinical appropriateness guideline

May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines May 1, 2021

Update to AIM clinical appropriateness guidelines

December 2018 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2018

Update regarding HCPCS code A0998 – Ambulance response and treatment with no transport

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

Update regarding Evaluation and Management with Modifier 25 same day as procedure when a prior E/M for the same or similar service has occurred - professional

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

Update regarding evaluation and management with modifier 25 same day as procedure when a prior E/M for the same or similar service has occurred

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

Update regarding drugs not approved by the FDA

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

Upcoming retirement planned for legacy Medical Attachment submission tool

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Unspecified diagnosis code update

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Unspecified diagnosis code update

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2019

Unspecified diagnosis code update

August 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Aug 1, 2019

United Food and Commercial Workers Unions offers Medicare Advantage option

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

Understanding Availity roles for electronic data interchange

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

Two great learning resources on one secure portal

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

Treatment guidelines for Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule update, effective April 18, 2019

April 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Apr 1, 2019

Transition to AIM Specialty Health rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Specialty Health Rehabilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Specialty Health Rehabilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Dec 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Small Joint guidelines

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

Transition to AIM Rehabilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

June 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jun 1, 2020

Transition to AIM rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines

July 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines

December 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Products & Programs Dec 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Rehabilitative Service Clinical appropriateness guidelines

October 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Products & Programs Oct 1, 2020

Transition to AIM rehabilitative service clinical appropriateness guidelines

November 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Nov 1, 2020

Tobacco cessation requirements update

May 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2020

Tobacco cessation requirements for Medi-Cal Managed Care providers

April 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2021

Tobacco cessation requirements for Medi-Cal Managed Care (Medi-Cal) providers

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

Tips for billing CPT modifier 33

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

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

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

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

June 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider Newsletter - California Products & Programs Jun 1, 2019
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