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Keep up with Cal MediConnect news - September 2022

September 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Sep 1, 2022

Help for members impacted by wildfires in California

Help for members impacted by wildfires in California Administrative Aug 2, 2022

Update: Outpatient prepay itemized bill review program

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2022

Timely updates help keep our provider directories current

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2022

California Senate Bill 306 Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2022

Reminder: Inpatient/outpatient commercial claim denials

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Aug 1, 2022

Performance enhancements to the authorization application on Availity Essentials

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Aug 1, 2022

Introducing the Provider Learning Hub

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Aug 1, 2022

Add supporting documents directly to your claims with the new Claims Status Send Attachments feature

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Aug 1, 2022

Telehealth visits can impact after-hospitalization follow-up care for mental illness

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Aug 1, 2022

Pharmacy information available online

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Aug 1, 2022

HEDIS 2022: Summary of changes from NCQA

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

Chlamydia screening

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

Using SBIRT to address opioid and substance use disorders

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

Updated quality performance requirements

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

The cost of alcohol use disorder

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

Prior authorization requirement changes updated effective date November 1, 2022

August 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Aug 1, 2022

Join us for our next clinical quality in practice webinar

Join us for our next clinical quality in practice webinar - California Administrative Jul 20, 2022

California Department of Managed Health Care All Plan Letter 22 017 on the coverage of COVID-19 therapeutics

COVID-19 Information - California – Publication RETIRED as of November 8, 2022 Administrative Jul 15, 2022

Introducing Elevance Health: Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Please note that the important message below from Bryony Winn – President, Health Solutions – applies to our Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs from Anthem Blue Cross.

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

CAA: Keep your provider directory information current

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Action required: 2022-member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross cost transparency

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Provider transparency update

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

More potato chips, sugary drinks, and less physical activity are key contributors to childhood obesity

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Clearing up coding confusion for diabetic retinal screenings

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Help patients heal from the comfort of home with Hospital in Home care

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jul 1, 2022

Enhancing claims attachment processes through digital applications: Add attachments through Claims Status Inquiry

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Jul 1, 2022

Coming soon: The Anthem Blue Cross Provider Learning Hub makes Availity learning easier

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Digital Tools Jul 1, 2022

Enhanced reimbursement for voluntary Cancer Care Quality program to be discontinued effective December 31, 2022

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jul 1, 2022

Retraction for reimbursement policy – Sexually Transmitted Infections - professional

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Reimbursement Policies Jul 1, 2022

Pharmacy information available online

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Jul 1, 2022

Prior authorization requirement changes effective August 1, 2022

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2022

MCG care guidelines 26th edition

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2022

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2022

Keep up with Medi-Cal news – July 2022

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jul 1, 2022

Update use of Modifier 25 for billing for visits that include preventive services and problem-oriented evaluation and management services

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2022

MCG care guidelines 26th edition

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2022

Cancer Care Navigator

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news – July 2022

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jul 1, 2022

MCG care guidelines 26th edition

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jul 1, 2022

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jul 1, 2022

Keep up with Cal MediConnect news - July 2022

July 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jul 1, 2022

Introducing Elevance Health — Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Elevance Health Administrative Jun 16, 2022

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability hosted by Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) and Motivo* for Anthem providers on June 22, 2022.

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability forum - California Administrative Jun 8, 2022

CAA: Provider directories accuracy is important

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Provider outreach to validate your provider data

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Understanding status of your application or request

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Motivo* for Anthem Blue Cross providers on June 22, 2022.
June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Once-a-year testing is critically important to providing quality diabetes care

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jun 1, 2022

Opioid overdose deaths: What can we do?

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

Find answers to BlueCard® questions

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

BlueCard® Program quick tips

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

Practice status: Open or closed

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

Overlapping Blue Plan service areas

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

Timely access regulations and language assistance program

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jun 1, 2022

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2022

Network adequacy – subcontractor expectations

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2022

Keep up with Medi-Cal news – June 2022

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jun 1, 2022

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Advanced Imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Authorizations for post-acute care services for PPO Medicare Advantage individual, Group Retiree Solutions (GRS), and Dual-Eligible Plan members

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Medical policies and clinical utilization Management guidelines update

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Provider notice for COVID-19 testing

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news – June 2022

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jun 1, 2022

Keep up with Cal MediConnect news - June 2022

June 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jun 1, 2022

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement

Action required: 2022 member grievance and appeals attestation requirement Administrative May 18, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross announces changes to post-payment audits conducted on our behalf

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Coding tips for reporting administration of Spravato®

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

CAA: Timely updates help keep our provider directories current

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Resources to support diverse patients and communities

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross’ High-Performance network: Added Santa Clara Unified School District

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month: We’ve got this!

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Alcohol use disorder has a big cost

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative May 1, 2022

Expedited grievances

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2022

Screening for alcohol use disorder in high-prevalence demographics

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2022

Keep up with Medi-Cal news – May 2022

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care May 1, 2022

Convenient, reliable at-home testing for colorectal cancer and diabetes care

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

New Strategic Provider System implementation May 2022

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

HEDIS 2022: Summary of changes from NCQA

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

New specialty pharmacy medical step therapy requirements

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

Southern California Drug Benefit Fund moves to the Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news – May 2022

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare May 1, 2022

New specialty pharmacy medical step therapy requirements

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect May 1, 2022

Keep up with Cal MediConnect news - May 2022

May 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect May 1, 2022

Improving antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in the outpatient setting

CME Webinar Offers CDC's Best Practices for Safe & Effective Antibiotic Prescribing - California Administrative Apr 5, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2022

CAA: Update your provider directory information

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Catching up on routine vaccines

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2022

HEDIS 2022: Summary of changes from NCQA

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com/ca

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Apr 1, 2022

Reminder on Botox® for Anthem Blue Cross members

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Pharmacy Apr 1, 2022

Save time by using CPT II codes: Introducing FEP Quality Reimbursement Program for PPO Providers

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Apr 1, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

Reimbursement policy update: Inpatient Readmissions

Policy G-13001, effective 07/01/22
April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

Disease management/population health program

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

FDA warns about dental problems with buprenorphine medicines

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

Clinical criteria updates

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022

Postpartum coverage expansion

April 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Apr 1, 2022
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