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August 2021

  • Antidepressant Medication Management
  • Prior Authorization Update - Pharmacy Medical Oncology
  • Adhere to HPV and Shingles Vaccine Guidelines
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening for Members Age 45 to 75
  • What Do BCBSOK Members Want from their Health Care Professionals? Part 1

July 2021

  • BCBSOK Pauses Medicaid Implementation
  • Closing Gaps in Care for Group Medicare Advantage (MA) Members
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes Updated for Prior Authorization for Commercial Members
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes Updated for Prior Authorization for Medicare
  • Supporting Mental Health
  • Earn CME/CEU Credit at Free Webinar on Opioid Use
  • Have Questions about Your BCBSOK Contract? – We can help

June 2021

  • Treating Substance Abuse
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective July 1, 2021 - Part 1
  • In-Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ClaimsXtenTM Quarterly Update Reminder

May 2021

  • Professional Provider Fee Schedules Are Now Available via Availity
  • Caring for the Colon
  • Provider Satisfaction Survey 2021
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • New Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Service Request Forms
  • Cervical Cancer Screening May Save a Life
  • Now Accepting Nominations for Health Heroes

April 2021 

  • Some Codes Removed from AIM® Prior Authorization
  • Reminder: eviCore to Manage Commercial Prior Authorization Appeals Process through April 2021 for 2020 Adverse Determinations
  • View Professional Provider Fee Schedule via Availity®
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective April 1, 2021 — Part 2
  • Single Access Point for EFT and ERA Enrollments

March 2021 

  • Telemedicine Expansion for 2021
  • CPT Category II Codes Can Help Close Care Gaps
  • Overpayment Recovery for Multiple Surgical Procedures
  • Single Access Point for 835 EFT and ERA Enrollments
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective April 1, 2021 – Part 1
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma awards non-profits across the state

February 2021 

  • Telemedicine
  • Utilization Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2021 — Part 2

January 2021 

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Coverage
  • COVID 19 Initiatives Updates
  • Clinical Practice and Preventive Care Guidelines Updated for 2020-2021
  • 2021 HHS-Risk Adjustment Data Validation Program (RADV)
  • Medicare adds benefit for members with inherited ovarian or breast cancer
  • Patients in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program Should Not Be Billed
  • Hospitals Must Provide Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)
  • Behavioral Health Tip Sheets
  • BCBSOK will update CPT® codes for some outpatient services