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"S" Newsletters - 2001

S-24-01 - Published 12/31/01

  • 2002 CPT/HCPCS Codes
  • A Patient's Demand for Antibiotics
  • Actimmune Under Review
  • Additions and deletions to the Prime Therapeutics National Formulary
  • Blue Select and Premier Blue Patient Dismissal Process Changes
  • Debridement Done in Association with Fracture Care
  • GEHA No Longer Priced by BCBSKS
  • General Electric Goes BCBSAL
  • HIPAA Summit for Kansas
  • Hy-Vee Joins BlueCard
  • Kansas Kroger Members Have Increased Copay
  • New and Updated Remark Codes
  • No Grace Period for ICD-9-CM
  • Requesting Retrospective Reviews
  • Returning Records When Returning Claims
  • Routine Physicals: Covered or Not Covered?
  • Specialty Provider Workshops in Garden City
  • Stop Smoking!
  • Warning! Referrals Paid "As Is"
  • Where Do You Provide Services?

S-22-01 - Published 12/31/01

  • Kansas Choice
  • Kansas Senior Plan C
  • Premier Blue (SOK)
  • State of Kansas Benefits
  • Who To Call for State of Kansas Employee Group Questions

S-21-01 - Published 11/28/01

  • Get Out Of The Office and Into A Workshop

S-20-01 - Published 11/27/01

  • 2002 Policy Memos

S-19-01 - Published 11/27/01

  • Insurance Billing Workshop 2002

S-18-01 - Published 10/31/01

  • New Manual Billing Workshops for Specialty Providers
  • Workshop Schedule by Specialty

S-17-01 - Published 10/12/01

  • Calculating Interest (Prompt Payment)
  • Exclusions (Prompt Payment)
  • How Does Prompt Payment Affect Dental and Pharmacy Claims
  • What's of Interest with Prompt Payment Legislation?

S-16-01 - Published 10/10/01

  • Ambulance: Coding the Second Base Rate
  • Benefits of Downloading Manuals
  • Billing Workshop in Great Bend
  • Business Procedure Manual Revised
  • HARK! Here Comes HIPAA
  • ICD-9-CM Update
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for FEP
  • Modifier 59 - The Saga Continues
  • Online Claim Status Enhancements
  • Primer Therapeutics National Formulary Drug Changes
  • Prompt Payment Update
  • Provider Manual Order Form
  • Provider Numbers: The Key to Completing the Paper HCFA 1500 Form
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Specialty Provider Manuals
  • Submitting Records
  • Who To Call

S-15-01 - Published 9/27/01

  • Cessna Diabetic Supply Coverage
  • HME Provider Instructions for Completing the HCFA 1500 Form

S-14-01 - Published 8/29/01

  • State of Kansas Benefits for 2002

S-13-01 - Published 8/28/01

  • Value 65

S-12-01 - Published 8/29/01

  • Diabetic Education Billing Criteria
  • Diabetic Education Reimbursement Guidelines

S-11-01 - Published 7/11/01

  • Health Conditions Information System

S-10-01 - Published 7/05/01

  • 82787 Now Billed With Units
  • Billing for Ineligible Providers
  • Billing Modifier 59
  • Billing Modifier 59
  • Billing Options for X-rays
  • Case Management
  • CMNs Changed for Oxygen
  • Experimental/Investigational
  • Faxing New Claims
  • Get Acquainted with www.bcbsks.com
  • Get on the Technological Highway to Quicker Claims Submission
  • Medicare HME MSNs
  • Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) Submissions
  • PDFs and Acrobat Reader
  • Point. Click. Know. BCBSKS On the Internet
  • Puzzler Answers to S-07-00 Newsletter
  • Remark Codes Which Indicate To Resubmit Claims
  • The Irony of Highlighting
  • Update to S-07-01 Local Code Conversions
  • Updating Your Browser to Support 128 Bit Encryption
  • V2710 Billing Update

S-09-01 - Published 5/24/01

  • Resource Blue Replaces Value 65

S-08-01 - Published 4/17/01

  • Insurance Billing Workshops

S-07-01 - Published 4/4/01

  • Blue Shield Report Puzzler
  • Calling Provider Benefits
  • Codes Not Requiring Medical Review
  • Contract Offering Guidelines
  • Date of Service Confusion!
  • E&M Codes
  • First-time Filing Procedures
  • Frequently Asked Questions (BlueCard)
  • Intercept Committee for Managed Care
  • Local S-Code Conversions
  • Managed Care - The Importance of Referrals
  • Medicare Adjustments
  • Modifier 51 Exempt Codes Not Recognized By BCBSKS
  • Multiple Vaccination Billing
  • Other Party Liability (OPL)
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Facilities (OSAF)
  • Returned Claims
  • Using HUZ
  • Wichita's New Address

S-06-01 - Published 3/30/01

  • 2001 Prescription Drug Program Changes
  • Billing Syringes
  • Policy Memos

S-05-01 - Published 3/22/01

  • ASC Policy Memo
  • Predetermination Form Revised

S-04-01 - Published 03/02/01

  • 2001 CPT Code Implementation
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • General Reminders and Guidelines
  • Immune Globulins
  • Incidental Surgeries
  • Intra-operative Examinations Content of Service
  • Modifiers: 27, 60, and 90 & 50
  • Ophthalmology Procedures
  • Vaccines

S-03-01 - Published 02/12/01

  • Cessna Benefits Administered by BCBSKS

S-02-01 - Published 2/09/01

  • Additional Guidelines
  • Benefits and Limitations
  • ClaimCheck for ASC Claims
  • Definition of ClaimCheck Terms
  • Limited Patient Waiver
  • Modifier Hierarchy in Bundling
  • Submitting Claims

S-01-01 - Published 01/17/01

  • Revised Remittance Advice Reference Guide

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