Blue Review Provider Newsletter

Our Blue Review provider newsletter is released monthly so that you and your staff have the latest news on claims and billing, federal mandates, medical policies, condition management programs, practice guidelines, formulary/drug list updates, BlueCard, and educational webinars.

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July 2022

  • Flex and Open Access for Medicare Patients and Providers
  • Catch Up on Routine Vaccines and Well-Child Visits
  • Pricing Information to Display Starting in July
  • In-home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Timeframe Is Returning to Normal for Provider Appeals
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective July 1, 2022 – Part 1
  • Provider Satisfaction Survey 2022
  • New Quick Reference Page Available
  • New Online Option to Confirm Receipt Status of Faxed or Mailed Medical Records

June 2022

  • Changes to BCBSOK’s Policy on Provider Network Effective Date
  • ClaimsXten™ Quarterly Update Reminder
  • Help Close Gaps in Care for Group Medicare Advantage Members
  • Availity® Essentials Claim Status Tool Update
  • Submit Multiple Clinical Claim Appeal Requests Online
  • Managing Diabetes
  • Behavioral Health Collaboration Requests
  • Education Information Required for Directory
  • Earn Continuing Education Credit at Webinar on Avoiding Inappropriate Antibiotic Use

May 2022

  • Changes to BCBSOK’s Policy on Provider Network Effective Date
  • Supporting Care During and After Pregnancy
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective April 1, 2022 – Part 2
  • Coding for Breast Augmentation and Removal for Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) Codes Updated for Prior Authorization for Medicare, Effective July 1
  • Credentialing Requirement for Facility-Based Providers
  • Follow-Up Care for Substance Abuse Disorders
  • New ‘Message This Payer’ Option Coming Soon via Availity® Essentials 
  • Champions of Health Awards Accepting Nominations Through May 20

April 2022

  • Supporting Mental Health
  • ClaimsXten™ Quarterly Update Reminder
  • Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) Codes Updated for Prior Authorization for Medicare
  • Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) Codes Updated for Prior Authorization for Commercial Members
  • Advisory on Telemedicine Services – Place of Service (POS) Codes
  • Closing Gaps in Colon Care
  • Free Webinars and Continuing Education Credit 
  • Four High School Seniors Receive Scholarships at Oklahoma Youth Expo
  • Champions of Health Awards Accepting Nominations Starting April 20

March 2022

  • Verify and Update Your Information Online via Availity® Provider Data Management
  • New Laboratory Management Program to Begin May 1, 2022
  • Reminder: Claim Editing Enhancements Coming April 1
  • Closing Gaps in Care for Group Medicare Advantage Members
  • All Contracted Providers Will Now Display in Provider Finder®
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma celebrates 10 years of giving across the state

February 2022

  • ClaimsXten™ Quarterly Update Reminder
  • Supporting Healthy Hearts
  • Health Insurance for American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Availity® Tools to Support Providers in 2022
  • Reminder: Claim Editing Enhancements Coming
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2022 – Part 1
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2022 – Part 2

January 2022

  • Hospitals must Provide Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice
  • New Flexible Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
  • Claim Editing Enhancements Coming April 1, 2022
  • Reminder: Claim Editing Enhancements Coming in 2022, Register for a Training Webinar
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes Updated, including Cardiology, for Prior Authorization for Commercial Members
  • Chiropractic & Mixed Therapy Benefits Contained in IVR Phone System as of Jan. 3, 2022
  • It's Time - Verify Your Directory Details

 

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