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Title Publication Category Date

Clinical laboratory improvements amendments for Anthem

February 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2020

HEDIS® 2018 commercial results are in

December 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your practice information

December 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

December 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Provider Manuals on anthem.com

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Anthem customizations to MCG care guidelines 23rd edition

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Aug 1, 2019

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: 2020 Program Year Progression - What’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Welcome to the Custom Learning Center in Availity

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

Introducing lower cost Anthem Health Access Plans on June 1 in response to COVID-19 crisis

Beginning June 1, 2020, Anthem is introducing our Anthem Health Access Plans for certain large group employers currently enrolled in our commercial lines of business only.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 26, 2020

2019 BCBSGa provider Town Hall meeting schedule update

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Anthem to enhance claim edits for outpatient facility claims

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Reminder to use in-network laboratory

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Verifying and updating your provider information

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

HEDIS 2019 Federal Employee Program® medical record request requirements

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Coding tip for psychological and neuropsychological testing

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

HEDIS® 2019: Controlling High Blood Pressure (CBP)

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Coordination of benefits for an FEP® member

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Member satisfaction with behavioral health outpatient services

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Anthem works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

2020 Federal Employee Program benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Use the Provider Maintenance Form to update your practice information

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

System updates for 2020 (Professional)

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Exact Sciences Laboratories (Cologuard) is out-of-network for HMO and Blue Open Access POS

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

February 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Georgia Administrative Feb 1, 2019

Coordination of care

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Upcoming retirement planned for legacy Medical Attachment submission tool on Availity

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Important Information about utilization management

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Availity providers can now receive and respond to medical record requests for post pay audit on February 10, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Members’ Rights and Responsibilities

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

EDI migration: Let Anthem help you accomplish your 2020 “to do list” early

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

The New Year brings new ID cards for many Anthem members

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jan 1, 2020

A special thank you to care providers

Thank you for your tireless efforts in keeping our country healthy. For all you do, we would like to share a message of our gratitude.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Jun 1, 2020

New Digital Provider Enrollment tool added to Availity for Georgia

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

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 Administrative Aug 2, 2021

Retrieve your Anthem Patient’s HEDIS® care gaps through Patient360 located on the Availity Portal

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Anthem introduces lower cost Anthem Health Access Plans on June 1 in response to COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 Information Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Provider transparency update

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 1, 2020

New Regional Vice President for Georgia Networks

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

HEDIS 2020 Federal Employee Program® medical record request requirements

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Anthem’s new strategic provider system launched in April

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Availity Portal Notification Center

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Anthem’s Digital Provider Enrollment application now available for providers who do not use CAQH

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Anthem continues focus on updates to our public provider website

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Quality Corner: CPT® Category II codes - Collaborating for enhanced patient care

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

2021 Affirmative statement regarding utilization management decisions

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Digital online scheduling feature now available in the Availity portal

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Resources to support diverse patients and communities

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

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

May is national high blood pressure education month

A WISEWOMANTM knows that improving blood pressure is good for the heart
May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Updated provider manual posted to anthem.com

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Provider bulletins for medical and itemized bill attachments

Electronic solutions @ your fingertips
May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Update: Provider Town Hall dates

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Send larger digital attachments through Availity

File size has been expanded to 100 megabytes
May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Make the move to the Availity EDI Gateway today

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

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

May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative May 1, 2021

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: 2019 Program Year Progression – What’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Update: Sepsis coding

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Anthem waives cost share for COVID-19 treatment (updated May 29, 2020)

Effective April 1, we expanded coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to a COVID-19 diagnosis, which covers the waiver of cost shares for COVID-19 treatment received through December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 Information Administrative May 29, 2020

Updated Provider Manual posted to anthem.com

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Retrospective Program begins; benefits of direct connection access to your EMR

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Anthem Georgia contracted air ambulance providers

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Coming Soon! Anthem electronic attachments

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com for Q2

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Coordination of Care

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

AIM programs may require additional prior authorization documentation

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Important information about utilization management

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

New “Find A Doctor” tool sort option

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

2-minute videos to engage patients about preventive care

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

New ICR Immediate Decision List posted on Availity Payer Spaces

Anthem June 2019 Provider News - Georgia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield suspends additional authorization requirements to aid GA COVID-19 response

In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem in Georgia is taking additional measures outlined by Georgia Department of Insurance in Directive 20-EX-7.

COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 7, 2020

Members’ rights and responsibilities

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

2018 BCBSGa Provider Town Hall meeting schedule update

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

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 the crisis.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 10, 2020

PCP after-hours access requirements

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

UPDATE: Notice of changes to the AIM small joint surgery guideline

March 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Availity Webinar Schedule

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Access requirements for behavioral healthcare services

December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem to launch new provider data management system

March 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Availity is now our designated EDI Gateway

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Medical attachment capability now includes itemized bills and more!

March 2021 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Mar 1, 2021

Ambulatory Surgery Center Services and Publix Members

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Verifying eligibility for expanded hospice benefits

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

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 - Georgia Administrative May 27, 2021

Receive Direct Deposit of Patient Payments with Healthcare Bill Payments

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Reminder – Miscellaneous durable medical equipment billing guidelines

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

Clinical Practice and Preventive Health guidelines available on the web

June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 14, 2018

New medical claim attachment webinars: register today!

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

What matters most: Improving the patient experience

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) reporting update: New guidance on telephone-only service CPT codes for risk adjustment program

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

National Accounts 2021 pre-certification list

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020

Electronic member ID cards available on the Availity Portal

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia Administrative Oct 1, 2020
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