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Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19 (updated May 19, 2020)

FAQs include the latest information about COVID-19 testing, cost share waivers, telehealth and telephonic care, coding guidelines, and more.
COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (updated May 19, 2020)

COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative May 19, 2020

New for July 1, 2020: Anthem to administer health benefits for new members covered under the Connecticut Partnership Plan - additional membership to transition October 1

Anthem to administer benefits for new Connecticut Partnership Plan members effective July 1, 2020 Administrative May 14, 2020

Important update and clarity regarding National Medical Funding Services

COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative May 8, 2020

Telehealth Updates for Anthem Connecticut Providers Due to COVID-19 (updated May 6, 2020)

We updated information about the temporary suspension of telehealth certification requirements, reimbursement rates, and the processing of telehealth claims.
COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative May 6, 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 - Connecticut Administrative May 1, 2020

View all COVID-19 related articles in one repository location - COVID-19 Information - Connecticut

COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative May 1, 2020

Reminder about system updates

May 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative May 1, 2020

Quality Corner - Diabetes HbA1c<8 HEDIS guidance

May 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative May 1, 2020

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Prospective Program update: Assessing patients for risk adjustable conditions

May 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative May 1, 2020

Reimbursement Guidelines and Policies

May 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative May 1, 2020

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments (Updated April 17, 2020)

Anthem previously announced the suspension of select prior authorization requirements and other policy adjustments in response to unprecedented demands on health care providers. We've updated information about peer to peer reviews, self-funded customers, and Federal Employee Program (FEP®) membership.
COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Federal Resources Available for Care Providers and Employers in the Federal CARES Act

During the COVID-19 crisis, care providers are working to keep the country running while navigating the financial impact it is having on them. To help care providers navigate the resources available to them, Anthem has compiled information on programs we have learned about that could provide additional financial relief during this crisis. 
COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative Apr 10, 2020

Anthem Waives Cost Share for COVID-19 Treatment

During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve, which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy.
COVID-19 Information - Connecticut Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19

Bookmark Provider News Home for the latest information for Care Providers about COVID-19.
April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Provider Manuals for professional and facility providers updated July 1, 2020

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Continued focus on updates to public provider website

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

MCG Care Guidelines 24th Edition

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Provider transparency update

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

HEDIS 2020 Federal Employee Program® medical records request requirements

April 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

New enhancements with Provider News

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Reminder: non-physical, occupational or speech therapists must include modifiers on physical, occupational, or speech therapy claims

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Patient360 enhancement for medical providers

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Program update: Medical chart collection for ACA members due March 31, 2020

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Modifier use reminders

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Please notify us of changes to your practice

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Appointment access standards for PCPs, specialty care practitioners, and behavioral health practitioners

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Important coding reminder for Walk-in Retail Health Clinics

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Provider Maintenance Form (PMF) enhancement

March 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Shine Light on Depression school-based suicide prevention initiative

February 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2020

State of Connecticut Network of Distinction

February 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2020

SOAP Notes Health Assessments for 2019 calendar year due February 15, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Many Anthem members received new ID numbers effective January 1, 2020

Many Anthem members received new ID numbers effective January 1, 2020 - Connecticut Administrative Jan 9, 2020

Outpatient facility edit implementation effective April 26, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Important update: Milliman Care Guideline (MCG), 23rd Edition, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Upcoming retirement planned for legacy medical attachment submission tool

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Receive and respond to post pay audit medical record requests via Availity beginning February 10, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Let us help you accomplish your 2020 “To Do” list early - EDI migration

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

New Year brings new ID cards for many Anthem members

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Sign up today for provider eUpdates

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

2020 FEP® benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Retrieve Anthem member HEDIS® care gaps through Patient360 on the Availity Portal

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

System updates for 2020 - professional

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Payment recovery process simplified for National Accounts membership

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Verifying and updating your provider information

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Case Management Program

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Coordination of care

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Important information about utilization management

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Members’ Rights and Responsibilities

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

New Reimbursement Policies: Durable Medical Equipment - Rent to Purchase and Durable Medical Equipment - Modifiers - professional

December 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Additional improvements coming to anthem.com

November 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Reminder: new AIM Rehabilitative Program effective November 1, 2019

November 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Appropriate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health

November 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Enhanced search and download options allow easy access to information at your fingertips

Enhanced search and download options allow easy access to information at your fingertips - Connecticut Administrative Oct 8, 2019

Additional changes launched to anthem.com

October 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Oct 1, 2019

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 11-18

October 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Oct 1, 2019

National Accounts 2020 precertification list

October 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Retrospective Program continues

October 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Matrix to provide mobile health clinic assessments to ACA members

October 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem launches Sydney on September 1; new app offers better digital health care support to members

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Reminder: Changes to timely filing requirements coming in October

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Reimbursement rate for non-participating providers of durable medical equipment to change

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) Audit happening now

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Claim editing update for Excludes1 notes

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Appointment access standards for primary care, specialty care and behavioral health practitioners

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

PCP after-hours access requirements

September 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Sep 1, 2019

New Prior Auth Pass Program available for providers who meet criteria

August 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Anthem customizations to MCG care guidelines 23rd edition

August 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Streamlined access to Anthem Provider Manual

August 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Proprietary information reminder to participating providers

August 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Update to provider/facility UM reimbursement penalties and corresponding update to Provider/Facility Manual

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Clinical validation - professional

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: 2019 Program Year Progression

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Make the move to the Availity EDI Gateway today

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

State-supplied vaccines reminder - professional

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Modifier 79 reminder - professional

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Modifier 63 reminder - professional

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and laterality - professional

July 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Anthem to acquire Beacon Health Options

Anthem to acquire Beacon Health Options Administrative Jun 6, 2019

Additional changes launched to anthem.com for Q2

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Find a Doctor - new sort option

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Electronic attachments coming soon

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Claim Status Inquiry and Secure Messaging changes on the Availity Portal

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Sepsis coding update

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: Retrospective Program begins; benefits of direct connection access to your EMR

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Adult BMI Assessment

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Misrouted protected health information (PHI)

June 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Electronic member ID cards – Easy online access on the Availity portal

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Provider Manual for professional and facility providers to be updated July 1, 2019

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Advance patient notice reminder

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Referring to contracted ambulance providers

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

MCG care guidelines 23rd Edition

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Attention! Availity launches changes to the Medical Attachment submission tool

May 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019
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