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S-12-12 Published 12/26/12

FOR PSYCH PROVIDERS ONLY

Inside this issue:

  • Updates
    • 2013 AMA CPT Coding Changes Affect Psychiatric Billing Services

S-11-12 Published 12/17/12

Inside this issue:

  • Reminders
    • Ineligible Providers
    • Ordering/Referring Provider Name and NPI
  • Updates
    • NOTICE: AMENDMENT to Policy Memo No. 4 Effective Feb. 1, 2013
    • Precertification
    • Claim Status Detail Information on Availity Update
    • External Ocular Photography – 92285
    • New Patient Conversion
    • FEP Benefits for 2013
    • State of Kansas Benefits for 2013
    • Place of Service Coding
    • Too Many Emails from Availity?
    • Not on Availity Yet?
    • Web Changes – Medical Policy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
    • Prescription Drug Changes for 2013
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • 2013 Provider Workshop Offerings

S-10-12 Published 10/26/12 (for providers)

Inside this issue:

  • Prescription Drug Changes for 2013

S-9-12 Published 10/26/12 (for pharmacies)

Inside this issue:

  • Prescription Drug Changes for 2013

S-8-12 Published 9/21/12

Inside this issue:

  • Reminder
    • Shingles (Zostavax) Vaccination Coverage
    • Kinesio Taping
    • Saliva Testing
  • Updates
    • Like us on Facebook!
    • BCBSKS Claims Processing System Undergoing Update
    • Coordination of Benefit (COB) Balancing and HIPAA 5010
    • New Directions Outpatient Behavioral Health Request Just Got Easier
    • CAQH and BCBSKS
    • Influenza Virus Diagnostic Testing and Treatment in the Outpatient Setting
    • Web Changes – Medical Policy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
    • Specialty Pharmacy Program Has Changed
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • Fall Documentation Guidelines Workshop
    • What’s Cookin’ With Diabetes Workshops Being Offered This Fall

S-7-12 Published 8/06/12

Inside this issue:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is Updating Components of the Claims Processing System

S-6-12 Published 7/23/12

Inside this issue:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialty Pharmacy Program has changed

S-5-12 Published 7/19/12

Inside this issue:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas introduces the Consumer Transparency Initiatives

S-4-12 Published 6/08/12
S-4-12 Correction published 6/15/12

Inside this issue:

  • Reminder
    • Claims Submission Reminder
    • Claim Secondary to Medicare Adjustments
    • Proper Billing of E&M vs. 908XX Psych Codes
    • Quality Based Reimbursement Program (QBRP)… Are you participating?
  • Updates
    • New ICD-10-Tool is Available
    • Blues Release Suite of Consumer Transparency Initiatives Beginning July 2012
    • Diagnostic Mammography vs. Screening Mammography
    • Preventive Health Flyer with New Benefits for Women Effective 8/01/2012
    • Two New Benefit Plans August 1, 2012
    • New Network Enrollment Requirements – Physician Extenders – APRNs/PAs
    • Web Changes – Medical Policy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    • CMACs, TriWest Fee Schedule Updated
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • Availity Workshops
    • Save the Date for Fall Documentation Guidelines Workshop

S-3-12 Published 3/21/12

Inside this issue:

  • Updates
    • AVAILITY

S-2-12 Published 3/12/12

Inside this issue:

  • Reminder
    • 5010 Compliance Deadline has Expired
    • Quality-Based Reimbursement Program (QBRP) is in Full Swing
  • Updates
    • National Walk @ Lunch Day® Offers Opportunity to Get Moving
    • Telemedicine
    • Cerumen Removal
    • Healthy Options Gets New Name, Offers Same Great Service
    • X-ray Films Must be Dated
    • Revised Predetermination Request Form
    • Leonard R. Hernandez Joins BCBSKS Board of Directors
    • Web Changes – Medical Policy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Formulary Update
  • TRICARE
    • Provider Seminar Registration
  • Workshop Opportunities
    • 2012 Provider Workshop Offerings

S-1-12 Published 1/31/12

Inside this issue:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Decides Not to Submit Medicaid Proposal

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