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Claims system enhancement for CRNA and Supervision/Direction services

January 31, 2014

Beginning on or after February 1, 2014, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) will enhance our system to automate claims processing for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Supervision/Direction Physician services. This enhancement will improve claims processing by decreasing overall claim cycle times and improving the accuracy of claims payment. As a reminder, BCBSOK reimburses 100% of the allowable for covered anesthesia services rendered by a CRNA. Supervision/Direction of CRNA services is not eligible for separate reimbursement and will process as provider responsibility.