Anthem continues to support cost transparency which involves making provider cost information available to members. Transparency tools such as Anthem’s Find Care tool and others are available to members on and allow members to estimate their out-of-pocket impact and view the estimated costs for many procedures.


BCBS Axis (formerly NCCT) cost estimates are housed in the National Consumer Cost Transparency (NCCT) database at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  This is the source data used to display costs in Find Care and other third party transparency initiatives, which can be found on the home page of Anthem's Consumer Portal website.


BCBS Axis cost data is updated twice annually - in May and November.  As a reminder, Anthem provider costs are now available in a secure section of the Availity provider portal. Authorized representatives of participating facilities and professional practices can login to Availity at, and register to view the costs for their facility or practice. Costs will be made available to our participating providers no less than 30 days before they become available to our members.


If you have questions regarding Anthem Cost Transparency Data, Find Care, or our expanded transparency initiatives, please contact David Spencer, Sr. Provider Network Manager at



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April 2021 Anthem Maine Provider News