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"S" Newsletters - 2009

S-18-09 Published 12/23/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Important Provider Information on New Wellness Initiatives for
    Federal Employees Under the Service Benefit Plan

S-17-09 Published 12/18/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Reminders
    • E-Mail Notification
    • FEP Requires Prior Approval for Psychiatric Services
  • Updates
    • 2010 Policy Memos
    • Consultation Services
    • Durable Medical Equipment Modifiers
    • FEP and State of Kansas Benefits for 2010
    • Horizontal Therapy
    • Medical Review Web Changes
    • Physical Medicine
    • ProviderCasts on the Web
    • Saliva Testing
    • Standard Member Contract Changes for 2010
  • BlueCard
    • BlueCard vs. Contiguous County Billing
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
    • Prescription Drug Changes for 2010

S-16-09 Published 12/09/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Changes to Prescription Drug Coverage for 2010 for CDEs

S-15-09 Published 12/08/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Changes to Prescription Drug Coverage for 2010 for Pharmacies

S-14-09 Published 11/20/09

Inside This Issue:

  • 2010 Insurance Billing Workshops

S-13-09 Published 11/16/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Boeing to Utilize CAP Network

S-12-09 Published 10/15/09

Inside This Issue:

  • H1N1 Administration Allowance Increase Effective Immediately

S-11-09 Published 10/09/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Medical Necessity Review Mental Health/Substance Abuse Visits

S-10-09 Published 09/18/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Reminders
    - E-mail Notification
  • Updates
    - Hospital Network in Wichita
    - H1N1 Vaccine and Administration Level II HCPCS Codes
    - Medical Review Web Changes
    - Mental Health Parity
    - Provider Manuals on the Web
    - ProviderCasts on the Web
    - State of Kansas Benefit Changes for Preventive Services
    - Units on Time-Based Physical Medicine Codes
  • Pharmaceuticals
    - Formulary Update
    - Prescription Drug Changes for 2010
  • TRICARE
    - TRICARE Contract Documents
    - TriWest Online Care Program Now Available

S-9-09 Published 09/04/09

Inside This Issue:

Amendment to Policy Memo No. 1 Effective September 1, 2009

S-8-09 Published 06/05/09

Inside This Issue:

  • Reminders
    - E-mail Notification
    - Fracture Care Billing
    - Units of Service Reporting
  • Updates
    - Aqua Massage Therapy
    - Breast Reduction Predeterminations/Claim Discrepancies
    - Certificates of Medical Necessity Forms Now on the Web
    - E/M Billing
    - Horizontal Therapy
    - Manuals on the Web
    - Medical Review Web Changes
    - OPL
    - Predetermination Requirements
    - ProviderCasts on Web
  • BlueCard and Brand Excellence Awards
    - BlueCard Provider Satisfaction
    - Brand Excellence
  • Pharmaceuticals
    - Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    - Online Referral/Authorization Submission Now Available
  • Workshops
    - Advanced Workshops
    - EDI Workshops for 2009

S-7-09 Published 04/16/09

  • Inside This Issue:

    - Blue Select and Premier Blue to be discontinued

S-6-09 Published 03/26/09

  • Inside This Issue:

    - Atwood Named Chief Medical officer and Medical Director

S-5-09 Published 03/05/09

  • Reminders
    - Modifier 25
  • Updates
    - Medical Review Web Changes
    - New ID Cards Re-Issued
    - ProviderCasts on Web
  • Pharmaceuticals
    - Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    - TRICARE Provider Education Seminars
  • Workshops
    - Spring Coding Workshops

S-4-09 Published 02/12/09

  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) Credentialing Application Designated As The New Standard

S-3-09 Published 02/11/09

Inside this issue:

  • FEP Products Require Prior Approval for Psychiatric Services

S-2-09 Published 02/02/09

Inside this issue:

  • Claims Secondary to Medicare

S-1-09 Published 01/16/09

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    - OCR Claim Reminders for Paper Submissions
    - Signature Required on Provider Documentation
  • Updates
    - CA 125
    - Consultation Services versus Other E/M Visits
    - LDL Cholesterol
    - Medical Review Web Changes
  • Pharmaceuticals
    - BCBSKS Supports Electronic Prescribing
    - Formulary Update

 

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