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Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19 (Updated August 2, 2021)

We recently updated information about coverage dates for telephonic-only care.

COVID-19 Information - Colorado Administrative Aug 2, 2021

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

Reductions in missed appointments are significant.

August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Clearing up-coding confusion for retinal eye exams (DRE)

New language for two-year compliance (3072F).

August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Register now for our August CME webinars!

August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – August 2021 schedule: Quick tips for adding, changing, terming a provider using the Provider Maintenance Form

August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Schedule appointments online through Availity

August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Aug 1, 2021

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

Anthem is transitioning to Availity Authorization.
August 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Aug 1, 2021

Register for upcoming August CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

Motivating Patients to Adhere to Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening Recommendations
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. ET

10 Best Practices for Improving Pharmacy Quality Measures
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

6 Ways to Improve Risk Adjustment Documentation Accuracy
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET

Register Now!


Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series Continues - Colorado Administrative Jul 29, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – Anthem networks overview

July 2021 webinar schedule.
Working with Anthem Webinars: July 2021 Schedule: Anthem Networks Overview - Colorado Administrative Jul 15, 2021

Drug fee schedule update

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Important update to provider UM reimbursement penalties and corresponding entry in Provider Manual

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Clinical quality in practice: CME webinar series

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Proper coding for in-home monitoring can make a measurable difference for INR

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Company to retire Blue Precision program at the end of the year

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Timely receipt of the primary payer’s EOB can help reduce timely filing denials for secondary claims

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

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 Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – July 2021 schedule: Anthem networks overview

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Interactive Care Reviewer (ICR): New search option for cases submitted through ICR

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

How to enroll in electronic fund transfer for faster remittance

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

Electronic claim response files

July 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators Administrative Jun 25, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – June 2021 schedule: Provider orientation for physical health and behavioral health providers

Anthem webinars – June 2021 schedule - Colorado Administrative Jun 22, 2021

Regular check-ins with your clearinghouse could affect timely filing

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Physicians and clinical care teams: Imaging for lower back pain does not improve outcomes, study finds

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Keep your contact information current

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – June 2021 schedule: Provider orientation for physical health and behavioral health providers

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jun 1, 2021

Two great learning resources on one secure portal

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Digital solution options with Availity

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Interactive Care Reviewer’s new copy feature decreases time to submit authorization request

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Essential information you need to submit EDI corrected claims

June 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Register for upcoming CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

5 Strategies to Improve Your Quality Measures - June 10th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET
7 Ways to Enhance Your Patients’ Experience - June 17th, 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. ET

Register now!



Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series - Colorado Administrative May 27, 2021

Register today for the In Pursuit of Racial Equity: Deconstructing Bias forum hosted by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Motivo on June 9, 2021

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield professionals about racial equity and implicit bias.

Deconstructing Bias Forum Invitation for Colorado providers Administrative May 21, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – May 2021 schedule

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 6, 2021

Non-participating lab referrals

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Appointment Scheduler application

Digital online scheduling feature now available in the Availity portal.

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Electronic solutions at your fingertips

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

2021 Affirmative Statement regarding utilization management decisions

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

May is National High Blood Pressure education month

A WISEWOMAN™ knows that improving blood pressure is good for the heart.

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Resources to support diverse patients and communities

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Send larger digital attachments through Availity

We’ve expanded our file size to 100 megabytes.

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Referring to network DME providers for negative pressure wound therapy helps members save on out-of-pocket costs

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Working with Anthem webinars – May 2021 schedule

May 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative May 1, 2021

Change Notification to Provider and Facility Manual effective July 1, 2021 (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Maximizing efficient, high quality COVID-19 screenings

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Does your practice offer telehealth services? Let us know!

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Working with Anthem Webinars -- April 2021 schedule: Enhanced claim question/issue resolution process

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Payer Spaces: name change announcement

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Understanding Availity Roles for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Make the change to digital authorization/referral and hospital admission notifications using EDI

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Anthem results in improved care management for patients

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Chat directly with a Prior Authorization Specialist

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

UPDATE: For Commercial Providers regarding the AIM Sleep Therapy Program CPT Code E1399, NOC: Durable medical equipment, miscellaneous

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Join Anthem in talking about racism and its impact on health

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Drug fee schedule update

April 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Working with Anthem Webinars -- March 2021 schedule: Availity.com Tools and Functionality Overview

March 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Medical attachment capability now includes itemized bill and more!

March 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Working with Anthem Webinars -- February 2021 schedule: Anthem.com Overview

February 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2021

New provider directory indicator for telehealth services

February 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Non-participating lab referrals

February 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Register today for The Road to Allyship Forum hosted by Anthem and Motivo on February 3, 2021

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem professionals about racial equity and the importance of allies.
Register today for The Road to Allyship Forum hosted by Anthem and Motivo on February 3, 2021 - CO Administrative Jan 21, 2021

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments (Updated January 13, 2021)

We recently updated prior authorization requirements for patient transfers from acute inpatient hospitals to skilled nursing facilities.
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Administrative Jan 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (Updated January 8, 2021)

We’ve updated information about coverage for telephonic-only care.
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Administrative Jan 8, 2021

Working with Anthem Webinars -- January 2021 schedule: What’s new in 2021

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Availity Attachment Tools for Anthem and Affiliate Payers -- Live Webinars

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

New features added to Interactive Care Reviewer

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Find out in minutes why your claim denied

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Self-service, digital transactions are fast and easy

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

New Blue HPN® plans in effect

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Evaluation and Management Changes 2021

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

It is almost CAHPS survey time!

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Drug fee schedule update

January 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Working with Anthem Webinars -- January 2021 schedule: What’s new in 2021

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

New Blue HPN® plans go live on January 1, 2021

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem contracted Air Ambulance providers in Colorado

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

New utilization management tool now available on Availity Payer Spaces: Authorization Rules Lookup tool

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Medical Access Standards

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Coordination of Care

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Members’ Rights and Responsibilities

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Important Information about Utilization Management

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

2-minute videos to engage patients about preventive care

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

PCP after-hours access requirements

December 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Working with Anthem Webinars -- November 2020 schedule: Blue High Performance Network (HPN)

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Availity Attachment Tools for Anthem and Affiliate Payers -- Live Webinars

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Get the full picture of your patient’s health through their smartphone

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Non-participating lab referrals

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Number -- Additional Information

November 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Drug fee schedule update

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: New guidance on telephone-only service CPT codes

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

National Accounts 2021 Pre-certification list

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Network Relations Team Updates -- Colorado

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

New Pathway Essentials network in Colorado to support new product offerings available in January 1, 2021

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Working with Anthem Webinars -- October 2020 schedule: Pathway Essentials

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

New Blue HPN® network included in plans available for employee open enrollment Fall 2020

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

New Medical Claim Attachment Webinars: Register Today

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

What Matters Most: Improving the Patient Experience

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Electronic member ID cards available on the Availity Portal

October 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2020
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