BCBSKS develops podcasts about current issues relevant to providers. You can listen to these at your computer or wherever you take your portable media device. ProviderCast will be distributed regularly to keep you up-to-date on important information.
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Physical Medicine for 2010 (December 21, 2009) - Details on changes to CPT coding for Physical Medicine in 2010.
Extended ProviderCast: HITECH (November 12, 2009) - In this extended ProviderCast, Dan Roehler, BCBSKS manager of regulatory compliance and privacy officer, discusses the HITECH Act, its subsequent regulations and their implications for provider offices.
Updated: Mental Health Parity (October 09, 2009) - Changes to benefits covering mental illness and substance use disorders due to new federal and state legislation.
Blue Distinction Centers (October 1, 2009) - Information for provider offices interested in pursuing a Blue Distinction Center designation from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Healthy Options Disease Management (September 3, 2009) - Information on the Healthy Options Disease Management program available for BCBSKS members.
What's Cookin' With Diabetes? (August 20, 2009) - An overview of the diabetes outreach workshops offered by Quality Improvement and Care Management in partnership with the K-State Research and Extension Agency.
Fall Advanced Workshop (August 13, 2009) - Details on the advanced workshop available for providers in October.
ICD-10 (July 30, 2009) - Information regarding the upcoming mandatory change from 1CD-9 to ICD-10 coding.
Professional Manuals (July 16, 2009) - News on the updated manuals for professional providers available through www.bcbsks.com.
Advantages of CAP Contracting (July 02, 2009) - An overview of the advantages of contracting through the Competitive Allowance Program.
CAP Mailing (June 18, 2009) - Details on the Competitive Allowance Program mailing sent to providers each July.
TRICARE (June 04, 2009) - Information about TRICARE, the entitlement program for uniformed service members, National Guard and Reserve members.
HIPAA 5010 (May 21, 2009) - Details on the new version of HIPAA, what changes provider offices can expect and when the changes must be made.
Remittance Advice Online (May 07, 2009) - Further information on BlueAccess, specifically the benefits of receiving remittance advice online and how to sign-up.
BlueAccess® (April 23, 2009) - An overview of the features of BlueAccess, the secure section of the Blue Cross Web site.
Provider Data Quality Initiative (April 09, 2009) - Information regarding the launch of the provider data quality initiative and how it impacts provider offices.
BlueCard® (March 26, 2009) - An introduction to BlueCard including information on filing BlueCard claims, identifying BlueCard members, and the appeals process for BlueCard claims.
Accident Coding for Institutional Providers (March 12, 2009) - Information for institutional providers regarding proper accident coding when filing claims to BCBSKS.
Accident Coding for Professional Providers (March 12, 2009) - Information for professional providers regarding proper accident coding when filing claims to BCBSKS.
Universal Provider Datasource (February 26, 2009) - Information regarding the process and benefits of using the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource.
2009 Provider Workshops (February 12, 2009) - Details about the line-up of new biller workshops for professional providers in 2009.
Changes to the Preferred Medication List for 2009 (Jan. 29, 2009) - An overview of changes to the Preferred Medication List (PML) for 2009, including specific information about the removal of many non-sedating antihistamines beginning Jan. 1, 2009.