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, Medicaid, BlueCard, and educational webinars.


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November 2018 

  • In-home Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
  • Changes to Home-Based Sleep Study Benefit Prior Approval Requirements for Some FEP Members
  • Prepping for the 2018-2019 Flu Season

October 2018 

  • Prepping for the 2018-2019 Flu Season
  • Close HEDIS® Gaps easily through the Availity® Provider
  • Quickly, Efficiently Manage and Respond to Coding Opportunities Online through the Availity® Provider Portal

September 2018 

  • New President Named for BCBSOK
  • New Lactation Consultation Designation added to Demographic Change Form
  • Important Reminder: Claims Will Deny if Rendering NPIs are not on File with BCBSOK

August 2018 

  • Appropriate Use of Opioids Program Launched August 1, 2018
  • Voluntary Recall of Medications Containing the Valsartan Active Ingredient
  • New Preventive Service for Medicare Members at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

July 2018 

  • Ensure Accuracy of Claims Coding, Billing and Payments
  • High-dose Influenza Vaccine Guidelines
  • Changes Coming to the BCBSOK Predetermination Request Form

June 2018 

  • Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiary for Medicare
  • Addressing What Matters: How BCBSOK Is Tackling the Opioid Crisis
  • 3rd Quarter AvailityTM, iExchange and Remittance Viewer Training Now Available

May 2018 

  • Pharmacy Program Updates
  • May is Mental health Awareness Month
  • How to Navigate Our Updated Provider Finder
  • Nominations Open for 2018 Champions of Health Awards

April 2018 

  • BCBSOK Approves Coverage of New Shingles Vaccine Shingrix
  • Flu Epidemic Notification from the CDC
  • Updated: Additional Benefit Preauthorization Requirements for 2018

March 2018 

  • Interpreting the ‘PLB’ Segment on the 835 ERA
  • AvailityTM Claim Research Tool Offers Enhanced Claim Status Results
  • How to Keep the Cash Flowing: Helpful Tips for Preventing Claim Delays

February 2018 

  • How providers can impact HEDIS®
  • Referrals Process for American Indians with Limited Cost-sharing Plans
  • Electronic Commerce Services – Hours of Operation Update

January 2018 

  • Notification of Annual Benefit Updates
  • Effective Jan. 1, Sensipar® (cinacalcet) will no longer be separately reimbursable under Medicare Part D for ESRD
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Benefit Change for Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Members