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Articles Category: State & Federal

Title Publication Category Date

Medicare News - November 2020

View these Medicare articles:
- AIM rehabilitation prior authorizations suspended for Group Retiree Solutions members until December 31, 2020
- Transition to AIM Rehabilitative Service Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines
- AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion postponed
November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2020

Provider Chat: A fast, easy way to get your questions answered

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2020

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2020

FDA approvals and expedited pathways used - new molecular entities

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2020

Medicare News - October 2020

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- Evaluation and management services correct coding
- Medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update
- Prior authorization requirements for the below codes effective January 2021
October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Prior authorization requirements for the below codes effective January 1, 2021

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Social determinants of health support expanding with GroundGame Health

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Provider transparency update

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Patient360 enhancement for medical providers

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2020

Federal Employee Program® expands specialty pharmacy prior authorization list

October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2020

IUOE 513 Welfare Fund moves to Anthem Medicare Preferred (PPO) medical plan

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2020

Update: Notice of changes to the AIM musculoskeletal program

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2020

Medicare News - August 2020

View these Medicare articles:
- Submit behavioral health authorizations via our online Interactive Care Reviewer (ICR) tool
- Updates to AIM musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines
- Provider data update
- Waived copays, deductibles and coinsurance for CCM, complex CCM and TCM
- AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion
- New MCG Care Guidelines 24th edition
August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2020

Admission review process for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program® (FEP) members

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jul 1, 2020

Medicare News - July 2020

View these Medicare articles:
- New behavioral health discharge call-in line
- Medical policies and clinical utilization management guidelines update
- Updates to AIM Specialty Health advanced imaging clinical appropriateness guidelines
- Transition to AIM rehabilitative services clinical appropriateness guidelines
- Modifier use reminders
July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Prior authorization codes moving from AIM Specialty Health to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

In-Office Assessment Program

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

2020 Special Needs Plans

July 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2020

Medicare News - June 2020

View these Medicare articles:
- Acquisition of Beacon Health Options
- MCG care guidelines – 24th edition
June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Updates to AIM Sleep Disorder Management Clinical Appropriateness Guideline

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) working with Optum to collect medical records for risk adjustment

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Modifier use reminders

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Diabetes HbA1c < 8 HEDIS guidance

June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2020

Medicare News - May 2020

View these Medicare articles:
- Prior Authorization requirements
- New behavioral health Medicare Advantage individual and Group Retiree Solutions provider fax
May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare May 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy Update: Unlisted, Unspecified or Miscellaneous Codes

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare May 1, 2020

Multi-dose packaging

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare May 1, 2020

HEDIS 2020 Federal Employee Program® medical record request requirements

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 information from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2020

Medicare News - April 2020

View these Medicare notices:
- Coding tip for psychological and neuropsychological testing
- Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update
- New Medicare Advantage opioid treatment Program benefit
- Prior authorization requirements: new 2020 codes for coverage and precertification
April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates - November 2019

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates - December 2019

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

April 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare information, please check Medicare Advantage Provider News Archives.
COVID-19 Information - Missouri Medicare Mar 25, 2020

Medicare News - March 2020

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Outpatient Rehabilitation Program transition: new prior authorization requirements

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Complex discharge planning

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Personal Home Helper benefit

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Reminder: Mid-level practitioners are required to file using their NPI

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Non-preferred products and corresponding preferred alternatives

March 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Mar 1, 2020

Medicare News - February 2020

February 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New CMS requirement: Hospitals must use Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

February 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy Update: Modifier 62: Co-Surgeons

February 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Medicare News -- January 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Postponed -- Review of professional claims with emergency room level 5 E/M codes

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

Introducing ConcertoHealth

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Medicare Advantage Group Retiree PPO plans and National Access Plus FAQ

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Electric Boat offers Medicare Advantage options

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Medicare preferred continuous glucose monitors

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

August 2019 Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

September 2019 Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Help protect your patients by providing medical ID protection - best practices

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Reminder: Medicare claims for secondary payer must be submitted after the 30-day Medicare remittance period

January 2020 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Coordination of benefits for an FEP® member

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2019

Medicare News -- December 2019

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Provider training series

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Medical drug Clinical Criteria updates

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Reminder to Medicare Advantage providers

December 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Medicare News -- November 2019

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2019

CMS reminder: expedited/urgent requests

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Federal Employee Program® Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Site-of-Care prior authorization review

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

Pre-certification information for the Federal Employee Program

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 11-18, 2019

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

Medicare News -- October 2019

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Aspire Telehealth Palliative Care program

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

June 2019 Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Update: 2019 risk adjustment provider trainings

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Medicare preferred continuous glucose monitors

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Medical drug Clinical Criteria updates

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Prior authorization requirements changes effective November 1, 2019

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Medicare News -- September 2019

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

Coming soon: Electronic attachments

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

Clinical Criteria updates

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

Customizations to the 23rd edition of the MCG Care Guidelines

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

Changes to prior authorization (PA) requirements

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

Pharmacy benefit manager change to IngenioRx

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Sep 1, 2019

New service types added to Availity

Anthem Missouri UPDATE: Important Reminder - City of St. Louis Police Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Medicare News -- August 2019

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2019

New Reimbursement Policy: Drug Screen Testing

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2019

AIM Specialty Health programs may require documentation

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Special needs plans - provider training required

August 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Aug 1, 2019

Sepsis diagnosis coding and billing reminder

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2019

Anthem Federal Employee Health Benefit Program® (FEP) PPO Members will now require prior approval for specific Specialty Drugs and Site of Care

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jul 1, 2019

Home health billing guidelines for contracted providers

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare News -- July 2019

July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Missouri Medicare Jul 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare News -- June 2019

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2019

Review of professional claims with emergency department level 5 E&M codes

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2019

Why do patients stop taking their prescribed medications and what can you do to help them?

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare Jun 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare news - May 2019

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare May 1, 2019

Update regarding evaluation and management with modifier 25

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2019

Coming soon: Reimbursement for select HEDIS-related CPT II codes for Medicare Advantage members

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Missouri Medicare Apr 1, 2019
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