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Implementation update for the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan, an alliance between Empire BlueCross BlueShield and EmblemHealth

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Clinical criteria updates

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Update - Inpatient Readmissions Policy G-13001 effective July 1, 2022

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

The impact of listening

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Updated Provider Manuals for professional and facility providers effective July 1, 2022

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Evaluation and management documentation guidelines

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2022

Evaluation and management documentation guidelines

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Model of Care required training

April 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2022

Implementation update for the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan, an alliance between Empire BlueCross BlueShield and EmblemHealth

City of New York Retirees will NOT transition to NYC Medicare Advantage Plus on April 1, 2022. Additional updates on a new effective date will be made available at a later date. Read important information about this change here.
Transition to NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Delayed - Connecticut Medicare Mar 15, 2022

The Anthem, Inc. name is changing

Our parent company's name is changing Administrative Mar 14, 2022

Exploring Implicit Bias in Healthcare for Historically Marginalized Communities

Register today for the Exploring Implicit Bias in Healthcare for Historically Marginalized Body:
Register today for Exploring Implicit Bias Forum on March 16, 2022 - Connecticut Administrative Mar 2, 2022

Evaluation and management services correct coding reminder - professional

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA): Have you reviewed your online provider directory information lately?

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Correction to February 2022 specialty pharmacy updates

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Mar 1, 2022

New address for Federal Employee Program® clinical grievances and appeals

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Mar 1, 2022

Evaluation and management services correct coding reminder - professional

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

New! Vaccination resource page for providers

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Updated preventive care guidance regarding screening colonoscopies

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Understanding your patients’ differences is lifesaving

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Your influence matters: Recommending cancer screenings to your patients

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Simplifying requests for additional information

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Digital Tools Mar 1, 2022

AIM Specialty Health Outpatient Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines updates

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Mar 1, 2022

Clinical criteria updates for specialty pharmacy

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Mar 1, 2022

Specialty pharmacy updates - March 2022

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Mar 1, 2022

HEDIS 2022 Federal Employee Program® medical record request requirements

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Mar 1, 2022

Prior authorization requirement change effective June 1, 2022

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Clinical criteria updates

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Annual wellness visits for Medicare Advantage members

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Medication adherence

March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news

  • Phone number change for AIM in Connecticut and New Hampshire
  • Medical step therapy updates
March 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2022

Prepare for the CAA: Keep your provider directory information current

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Cancer Care Navigator

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2022

It is CAHPS survey time!

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Heart disease is the number one killer of women

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Feb 1, 2022

Clarification to reimbursement policy update: Virtual Visits - Professional and Facility

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Feb 1, 2022

Member ID cards include coverage funding type effective January 1, 2022

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Products & Programs Feb 1, 2022

Specialty pharmacy updates - February 2022

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Feb 1, 2022

Clinical criteria updates for specialty pharmacy

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Feb 1, 2022

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Feb 1, 2022

Get faster payments with EFT

February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Feb 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus update
February 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Feb 1, 2022

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments - RETIRED as of November 8, 2022

As of November 8, 2022, THIS DOCUMENT WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED. 
Future updates regarding COVID-19 will appear in the monthly Provider News publication.

COVID-19 Information - Connecticut - Publication RETIRED as of November 8, 2022 Administrative Jan 18, 2022

New Medicare Advantage plan will have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing providers nationally

Effective April 1, 2022, approximately 200,000 Medicare-eligible City of New York retirees across the United States will transition to the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan and have access to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Network Sharing. Read important information about this change in the New York City Medicare Advantage announcement.


Important Update for New 200k Group Retiree PPO Plan - Connecticut Medicare Jan 5, 2022

Well-child visits: Know the numbers

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2022

Correction to Connecticut Provider Manual

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2022

Submitting prior authorizations is getting easier

Anthem is transitioning to the Availity Authorization app
January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Digital Tools Jan 1, 2022

Is prior authorization required?

Answering your questions about the new Availity Authorization App
January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Digital Tools Jan 1, 2022

Reimbursement policy update: Professional Anesthesia Services

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Jan 1, 2022

Medical policy and clinical guideline updates

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jan 1, 2022

Blue High Performance Network name changing for 2022

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Products & Programs Jan 1, 2022

2022 FEP® benefit information available online

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2022

Availity Authorization app available to Anthem providers in 2022

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2022

Reducing the burden of medical record review and improving health outcomes with HEDIS ECDS reporting

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2022

Professional claims - billing referring provider and NPI for home infusion therapy and ambulatory infusion suite

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2022

Important update on Botox® for Medicare members of Anthem

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2022

Keep up with Medicare news

January 2022 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2022

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Musculoskeletal Interventional Pain Management Clinical Appropriateness Guideline

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Cardiology Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Radiation Oncology Clinical Appropriateness Guideline

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Advanced Imaging Clinical Appropriateness Guideline

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2021

Behavioral healthcare appointment access requirements

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2021

Clinical criteria updates for specialty pharmacy

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Dec 1, 2021

Specialty pharmacy updates - December 2021

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Dec 1, 2021

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Dec 1, 2021

Drug Screen Testing policy update - effective March 1, 2022

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Advanced Imaging Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

2022 Medicare Advantage service area and benefit updates

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Adjudicating claims for COVID-19 vaccines, their administration and COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Good news: Non-payment remittance advice enhancements are here

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

  • Updates to AIM Specialty Health musculoskeletal interventional pain management
    clinical appropriateness guideline
  • Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates
  • Protocol for providers serving members with hearing aid coverage administered by Hearing Care Solutions
  • New York City Medicare Advantage announcement
  • Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update
December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Prepare for the Consolidated Appropriations Act: Keep your provider directory information up to date

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Blue Precision program to be retired on December 31, 2021

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Professional system updates for 2022

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Outpatient system updates for 2022

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Importance of PCP after-hours messaging

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Chlamydia screening for teens and young adults

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Member rights and responsibilities

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Coordination of care

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Case Management Program

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Important information about utilization management

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Reminder: EnrollSafe is available

EnrollSafe replaced CAQH Enrollhub effective November 1, 2021
December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Digital Tools Dec 1, 2021

Reimbursement policy update: Assistant at Surgery (modifiers 80, 81, 82, AS) - professional

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2021

Reimbursement policy update: Virtual Visits - professional and facility

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2021

New reimbursement policy update: Modifier 62: Co-Surgeon Services and Modifier 66: Surgical Teams - professional

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2021

RETRACTION: Inpatient Facility Transfers - facility reimbursement policy

December 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2021

Register today for a forum on Grief and Loss: The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color

Join us to hear from a diverse panel of experienced Motivo and Anthem professionals about the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color.
Grief & Loss Forum - Connecticut Administrative Nov 29, 2021

Time to prepare for HEDIS® medical record review

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Clarification to reimbursement policy updates: Modifier Rules and Guidelines for Reporting Timed Units for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - professional

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Reimbursement Policies Nov 1, 2021

Update regarding annual wellness visits for ACA-compliant health plans

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Products & Programs Nov 1, 2021

Important update on Botox® for Anthem members

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Nov 1, 2021

Specialty pharmacy updates - November 2021

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Pharmacy Nov 1, 2021

New York City Medicare Advantage announcement

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Anthem offering advance medical directives program for 2022

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Electronic data interchange process

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Cardiology Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Clinical criteria updates

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2021

Surprisingly easy ways to help patients quit smoking cigarettes

November 2021 Anthem Connecticut Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2021
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