Virginia
Provider Communications

Articles Category: Administrative

Title Publication Category Date

2021 Affirmative statement regarding utilization management decisions

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

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

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

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.
June 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Access standards for PCPs, specialists and behavioral health practitioners in 2018

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

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

Accessibility standards for services provided by primary care physicians, specialists and behavioral health practitioners

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

Additional improvements coming to anthem.com

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2019

AIM programs may require additional pre-service documentation

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

An update about Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Another mark of the pandemic: An increase in childhood obesity

More potato chips, sugary drinks and less physical activity are key contributors
July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Anthem acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

Anthem Chat: A fast, easy way to have your questions answered

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

Anthem continues focus on updates to our public provider website

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

Anthem contracted ambulance providers

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Anthem electronic attachments: X12 275 5010

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem fights opioid addiction: Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and quality medication-assisted therapy

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem in Virginia contracted air ambulance providers

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

Anthem in Virginia launches new design changes for provider communications on anthem.com

August 31, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Aug 31, 2018

Anthem in Virginia makes mail and fax changes for provider demographics

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2020

Anthem in Virginia to offer new Exclusive Provider Organization plans beginning January 1, 2019

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

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

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

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com

October 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com for Provider Manuals

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

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com for Q2

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in March

March 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in October

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com in September

August 31, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Aug 31, 2018

Anthem launches Sydney on September 1; New app offers better digital health care support to members

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Anthem makes going digital easy with the Provider Digital Engagement Supplement

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

Anthem makes improvements to interactive voice response system

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

Anthem partners with Availity to serve as our EDI Gateway

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem streamlines member identification cards reminder; Use Availity to verify members’ cost shares and benefits at time of service

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Anthem streamlines member identification cards – Use Availity to verify members’ cost shares and benefits at time of service

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Anthem taps Paul Marchetti to lead company’s overall care transformation strategy

November 1, 2018: Anthem eUPDATE - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2018

Anthem to acquire Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Jun 6, 2019

Anthem to enhance automated claim edits for professional claims

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Anthem to enhance claim edits for outpatient facility claims

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

Anthem to mail professional provider contract amendment in late May 2019

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 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

Anthem webinar scheduled for October 10

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Anthem works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

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

Anthem’s Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: Accurate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health and services provided

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Anthem’s direct contracting effort for Certified Nurse Specialists gets underway in 2021

February 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Feb 1, 2021

Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs gets under way in 2019

March 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Anthem’s fall webinar scheduled for November 12; Register soon

August 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Anthem’s fall webinar takes place on November 12: Register now

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Anthem’s new strategic provider system will launch in July

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Anthem’s spring webinar scheduled for May 6, 2021; register now

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Attachment tools for Anthem and affiliate payers: Live webinars

January 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Attention Anthem providers in Virginia: Supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available at no cost; Drug maker extends expiration date

The Virginia Department of Health offers a significant supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at no cost.  Drug maker Abbott extends expiration dates of product.  Providers in Virginia should take immediate action.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Mar 26, 2021

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Anthem results in improved care management for patients

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Attention Professional Providers: Important update regarding timely filing requirement for Anthem’s commercial and Medicare Advantage plans

November 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Attention Professional Providers: Contract amendment changes effective October 1, 2020; View upcoming contract changes online via Availity

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Availity attachment tools for Anthem and affiliate payers: Live webinars

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Availity EDI Gateway webinars scheduled

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Availity launches changes to our Medical Attachment submission tool

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Availity Portal Notification Center

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

Availity to serve as EDI entry point for electronic submissions

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Availity's Appointment Scheduler application

Digital online scheduling feature now available in the Availity Portal.
May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2021

Avastin – Intravitreal treatment for retinal vascular conditions: Report using HCPCS code C9257

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Balance Billing legislation prompts changes to provider directory information

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

Benefits available for chronic care management and advance care planning services effective February 23, 2019

January 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Billing for private room stays

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2019

Case Management Program

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

Case Management Program

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

Change to toll-free phone lines for Provider Services: A reminder from Anthem in Virginia

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

Changes coming to Claim Status Inquiry and Secure Messaging on the Availity Portal

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

Chat directly with a prior authorization specialist: The fast, easy way to have your questions answered

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Claims system updates for 2019: Professional

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments number: Additional information

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Clinical nurse specialist contracting

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

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

August 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter -- Virginia Administrative Aug 17, 2018

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

October 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Clinical quality in practice webinar series

July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

Clinical validation: Professional

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

Coding updates

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

Coming Soon: Anthem electronic attachments

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Commercial fee schedule update from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia

September 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2019

Company works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2018 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Nov 30, 2018

Contracting and credentialing nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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

Coordination of Care

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

Coordination of care

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

CORRECTION: Alpha prefix is “VQW” for Anthem’s Exclusive Provider Organization benefit plans

April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2019

COVID-19 information repository for Anthem care providers

May 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (Updated January 8, 2021)

We’ve updated information about coverage for telephonic-only care.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Jan 8, 2021

Custom Learning Center or Availity Learning Center: Two great learning resources on one secure portal

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Dental Anesthesia: Correct coding guidelines

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Digital solution options with Availity

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Does your practice offer telehealth services? Let us know

April 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Drug screen testing: Professional

June 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative Jun 1, 2019

EDI Gateway migration deadline is September 15, 2020

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Electronic claims response files

July 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jul 1, 2021

Electronic claims submission: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

November 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Electronic member ID cards available on the Availity Portal

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

Electronic Member ID Cards: Easy online access on the Availity Portal

May 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia Administrative May 1, 2019

Enhanced medical records submission process to support claims processing

September 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Sep 1, 2020

Enhanced search and download options allow easy access to information at your fingertips

October 8, 2019: Anthem Provider News - Virginia Administrative Oct 8, 2019

Essential information you need to submit EDI corrected claims

June 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia Digital Tools Jun 1, 2021

Ethics and Fairness in Carrier Business Practices

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