Category: Medicare


Anthem offers the Healthcare Quality Patient Assessment Form (HQPAF)/Patient Assessment Form (PAF). This newsletter article focuses on key tips that may help participating providers successfully close out their 2019 HQPAF/PAF.


Dates and tips to remember:

We encourage you to review your patient population as soon as possible. You can help patients schedule an in-office visit. These appointments help the patient manage chronic conditions, which impact the health status of the patient.


At the conclusion of each office visit with the patient, providers who are participating in the HQPAF/PAF program are asked to complete and return a HQPAF/PAF. The form should be completed based on information collected during the visit. Participating providers may continue to use the 2019 version of the HQPAF/PAF for encounters taking place on or before December 31, 2019. We will accept the 2019 version of the HQPAF/PAF for 2019 encounters until midnight on January 31, 2020. Important note: HQPAF/PAF for 2019 dates of service that are rejected due to provider error and corrected by the provider may be submitted through March 31, 2020.


If not already submitted, participating providers are required to submit an Account Setup Form (ASF), W9 and a completed direct deposit enrollment by March 31, 2020. Participating providers should call 877-751-9207 for questions regarding this requirement. Failure by a participating provider to comply with this requirement will result in forfeiture of the provider payment for submitted 2019 HQPAF/PAF program, if applicable.


If you have any questions about the PAF or HQPAF programs, please call 877‑751‑9207 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.




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January 2020 Anthem Maine Provider News