January 09, 2009
|To:||All Blue Cross Contracting Providers|
|From:||Cindy Garrison, Communications Coordinator
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
2009 Special Groups Update
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PROGRAM
For 2009, Federal Employee Program subscribers who choose health care coverage through BCBSKS can select either the Basic or Standard Option benefit programs. These same options were available to them last year.
The significant benefit changes to these programs for 2009 for institutional providers include:
Changes to both Standard and Basic Options
The surgical services listed below require prior approval when they are to be performed on an outpatient basis. This requirement applies to both the physician services and the facility services from Preferred, Participating/Member, and Nonparticipating/Non-member providers.
You must obtain prior approval for both the procedure and the facility, for the following transplant procedures:
Complete FEP benefit information is available at
STATE OF KANSAS EMPLOYEE GROUP
The State of Kansas employee group renewed for 2009. Options available through BCBSKS continue to include:
The following is a sampling of the 2009 benefits for institutional providers:
For complete information about the SOK benefit package, visit our Web site at http://www.bcbsks.com/CustomerService/Members/State/index.htm
State of Kansas eligibility and claim status information is available at the BCBSKS Web site www.bcbsks.com or by calling the BCBSKS customer service center at 785-291-4183 or 1-800-432-0272. Provider telephone calls will be authenticated and handled by our interactive voice response system.