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"S" Newsletters - 2004

S-13-04 Published 12/30/04

  • Fluoroscopic Guidance Update

S-12-04 Published 12/22/04

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Services

S-11-04 Published 12/10/04

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Services

S-10-04 Published 12/01/04

  • Section 1: Reminders
    • Providers Only Information Line
  • Section 2: Updates
    • Codes 97533 and 97535
    • Fluoroscopic Guidance
    • Medical Policies Posted to the Web
    • Medical Review Articles Posted to the Web
    • Phototherapy for Depressive Disorders
    • Plan 65 Remits on the Web
    • Remittance Advice Enhancements
    • Riverside Medical Center Not Contracting
    • State Farm Joins BlueCard
  • Section 3: Pharmaceuticals
    • Prime Therapeutics Formulary Update
    • Utilization Management Programs for 2005
  • Section 4: Health and Wellness
    • Care Management
    • Reference Guide for Preventive Medicine

S-09-04 Published 11/15/04

  • Member Identification Number Update

S-08-04 Published 11/12/04

  • Identification Numbers Changing
  • Identification Card Logo Changing

S-07-04 Published 11/05/04

  • Modification of Policy on Billing for Services Provided by Physician Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

S-06-04 Published 8/31/04

  • Section 1: Code Grace Periods Eliminated
  • Section 2: Updates
    • Additional Medical Policies Posted to the Web
    • Allergy Immunotherapy – Sublingual Drops
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • Digital X-rays and Pictures
    • Evaluation and Management Coding
    • Genetic Breast Cancer Assay
    • HIPAA Standard Claims Transactions
    • Identification Numbers Changing
    • Varicose Veins
    • Wireless Esophageal Monitoring
  • Section 3: Pharmaceuticals
    • Prime Therapeutics Formulary Update
  • Section 4: Other News
    • Coding Workshop
    • Online Training
    • Sherian Conwell’s Retirement

S-05-04 Published 7/16/04

  • Services Provided by Physician Assistants (PA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)

S-04-04 Published 5/25/04

  • Section 1: Reminders
    • Duplicate Claims
    • Provider Directory Data
  • Section 2: Updates
    • Claims With More Than Six Lines
    • Code Grace Periods Eliminated
    • Diagnostic Spinal Ultrasound
    • Medical Policies on the Web
    • Peer Review Activities for Managed Care Products
    • Remittance Advices on the Web
    • Ultrasound Measurement of Post-Voiding Residual Urine
  • Section 3: Pharmaceuticals
    • Prime Therapeutics Formulary Update
    • Prime Therapeutics Web Site

S-03-04 Published 3/04/04

  • Section 1: Reminders
    • 2003 CPT/HCPCS Code Grace Period
    • Authorization to Release Patient Information
    • Multiple Surgery
    • Patient Dismissal for Premier Blue and Blue Select
    • Benefit Information (Providers Only)
    • Provider Directory Data
    • Remark Codes That Indicate to Resubmit Claims
  • Section 2: Updates
    • 2004 Clinical Lab Codes and Reimbursement Methodology
    • Alpha Prefix Project
    • Anodyne Therapy
    • CPT Category II Codes
    • Homocysteine Testing
    • Hospital Observation Level of Care
    • Low Level Laser Therapy
    • Pachymetry
    • Photodynamic Therapy
    • Secure Messaging
  • Section 3: Home Medical Equipment
    • Deluxe Home Medical Equipment
    • Oxygen Coding Reminder
  • Section 4: Pharmaceuticals
    • PrimeMail™ – New Mail Service Pharmacy
    • Prior Authorization for Xolair®
  • Attachments
    • Provider Information Change Form
    • 2004 Lab Reimbursement Methodology Chart

S-02-04 Published 3/04/04

  • Important Member Benefit Change for 2004

S-01-04 Published 1/09/04

  • Basic Insurance Billing Workshops 2004

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