Go to content

Professional Publications - Newsletters

"S" Newsletters - 2010

S-9-10 Published 12/13/10

Inside this issue:

  • FEP Benefits for 2011

S-8-10 Published 12/10/10

Inside this issue:

  • Changes to Prescription Drug Coverage for 2011

S-7-10 Published 12/06/10

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    • Clarification of CPTA/COTA Guidelines
    • Vitamin D Deficiency Clarification
    • Removal of Impacted Cerumen – Guideline Clarification
    • Credit Balances
    • Date of Service for Professional & Technical Components
    • Health Care Reform
  • Updates
    • "Meaningful Use" – HITECH
    • Out-of-State Plans Subcontracting Mental Health Benefit to a Non-Blue Plan
    • Proper Billing of E&M vs. 908XX Psych Codes
    • Modifier "52"
    • "S" Codes for Infused Anti-Infective Therapies
    • FEP Benefits for 2011
    • State of Kansas Benefits for 2011
    • Boeing Network Update
    • Web Changes – Medical Review
    • Workshop Schedule for 2011
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
    • Prescription Drug Changes for 2011
  • TRICARE
    • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) = Quicker Payments, Less Paperwork
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • 2011 Insurance Billing Workshops

S-6-10 Published 11/12/10

Inside this issue:

  • Health Care Reform - Preventive Services
  • Quick Reference Guide


S-5-10
Published 09/29/10

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    • Eligible Providers Must List Personal NPI
    • Health Care Reform
  • Updates
    • CAP Mailing – 2011
    • Care Management Programs now help with COPD
    • Guideline Update: Removal of Impacted Cerumen
    • Guideline Update: Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia
    • Myringoplasty – CPT 69620
    • Professional and Technical Component Billing
    • Web Changes – Medical Review
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    • Tips & Reminders for Submitting Referrals & Authorizations On-Line
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • Fall Advanced Coding Workshops
    • "What's Cookin' with Diabetes" Workshops Offered
    • You are encouraged to attend—2010 EDI Workshops

S-4-10 Published 06/09/10

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    • Claims Secondary to Medicare
    • Duplicate Claims
    • Health Care Reform
    • Ineligible Providers
    • Retrospective Reviews
    • Sunglasses
  • Updates
    • Behavioral Health Providers Will Soon Be Eligible
    • Don't Wait--Update!
    • Incorrect/Missing Member ID Numbers
    • Provider Directories Now Have Expanded Options
    • Testing for Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Updates Occurring in the Business Procedure Manual
    • Web Changes - Medical Review
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Electronic Claims Filing
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • Save the Date! Fall Advanced Coding Workshops
    • "What's Cookin' with Diabetes" Workshops Offered
    • You are encouraged to attend--2010 EDI Workshops

S-3-10 Published 05/26/10

Inside this issue:

  • Health Care Reform Impacts All

S-2-10 Published 05/26/10

Inside this issue:

  • HIPAA 5010 Requirements

S-1-10 Published 03/04/10

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    • Statin Step Therapy Program Begins April 1, 2010
    • FEP Psychiatric Services Require Prior Approval
    • Physical Medicine Guides
  • Updates
    • Avastin Coding
    • CAQH - Universal Provider Datasource (UPD)
    • Genetic Testing Documentation Criteria
    • FEP IMRT Requirements
    • Medical Review Web Changes
    • TRICARE Provider Education Seminars
    • Virtual Hold
    • 2010 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Workshops
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update

- Back -