College of the Ozarks offers Medicare Advantage option
Effective January 1, 2021, College of the Ozarks will offer a Medicare Preferred (PPO) Medicare Advantage Plan with Part D (MAPD) through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem). Retirees with Medicare Parts A and B are eligible to enroll in the MAPD plan. The plan includes the National Access Plus benefit, which allows retirees to receive services from any provider, as long as the provider is eligible to receive payments from Medicare. The MAPD plan offers the same hospital and medical benefits that Medicare covers and also covers additional benefits that Medicare does not, such as an annual routine physical exam, LiveHealth Online* and SilverSneakers®.*
The prefix on College of the Ozarks member ID cards will be ZMX. The cards will also show the College of the Ozarks name and National Access Plus icon.
Providers may submit claims electronically using the electronic payer ID for the Anthem plan in their state or submit a UB-04 or CMS-1500 form to the Anthem plan in their state. Claims should not be filed with original Medicare. Contracted and non-contracted providers may call the provider services number on the back of the member ID card for benefit eligibility, prior authorization requirements and any questions about College of the Ozarks member benefits or coverage.
Detailed prior authorization requirements also are available to contracted providers by accessing the Availity Portal* at availity.com.
February 2021 Anthem Provider News - Missouri