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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2009 Provider Workshops (February 12, 2009) - Details about the line-up of new biller workshops for professional providers in 2009.
2010 Provider Workshops (January 18, 2010) - Information on workshops available for providers in 2010.
2011 ICD-10 Advanced Coding Workshop (September 20, 2011) Details about this years workshop.
2012 Contract Change - Modifier 25 (December 8, 2011) Information on Modifier 25 changes.
2012 Provider Workshops (December 22, 2011) - Information on the provider workshops available in 2012, including Insurance Billing, ICD-10, and CAP 2013 workshops.
2013 Quality Based Reimbursement Program for Facilities (August 2, 2012) - An overview of prerequisites and quality measures of QBRP for facilities.
Accessing Claims through Blue Access (August 26, 2010) - An overview of the advantages of accessing claims via the Web site and details on where to look for information after logging in.
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.
Advantages of CAP Contracting (July 02, 2009) - An overview of the advantages of contracting through the Competitive Allowance Program.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Converting to the UB-04 Claim Form (June 16, 2011) - Effective 1/1/12 ASCs will no longer be using the CMS-1500. Listen for more information regarding this change and how to prepare.
Ancillary Services Claims: DME (June 06, 2012) - Important information on filing durable medical equipment claims.
Ancillary Services Claims: Lab Services (April 27, 2012) Important information on filing Independent Clinical Lab claims.
Availity (March 20, 2012) - BCBSKS now offers use of multi-payer web portal! Listen to learn more.
Availity Update (December 6, 2012) Continued encouragement to providers to register with Availity, free!
BlueAccess® (April 23, 2009) - An overview of the features of BlueAccess, the secure section of the Blue Cross Web site.
BlueCard® (March 26, 2009) - An introduction to BlueCard including information on filing BlueCard claims, identifying BlueCard members, and the appeals process for BlueCard claims.
Blue Distinction Centers (March 1, 2012) - Provides information on how to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center.
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.
CAP Mailing (June 18, 2009) - Details on the Competitive Allowance Program mailing sent to providers each July.
Care Management for COPD (July 15, 2010) - Details on the chronic lung condition COPD and information on the new care management program designed to help support BCBSKS members with COPD.
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.
Consumer Transparency - Overview (August 27, 2012) A further look at Consumer Transparency and what it means for providers.
Consumer Transparency - Patient Experience Initiative (July 10, 2012) - As part of HCR, BCBSKS to introduce a new tool to members: Patient Review of Physicians.
Corrected Claim vs. Retrospective Review (April 23, 2010) - An explanation of the difference between a corrected claim and a retrospective review and what provider offices should know about them.
Dental X-Rays (April 01, 2010) - Information and requirements for submitting dental x-rays for claims adjudication.
Documentation (May 13, 2010) - An overview of documentation standards and why documentation is important to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Electronic Medical Records (February 25, 2010) - An overview of what electronic medical records are and how their adoption will impact physicians.
Electronic Prescribing (February 11, 2010) - Details about electronic prescribing including incentives for physicians, expectations and regulations.
Fall Advanced Workshop (August 13, 2009) - Details on the advanced workshop available for providers in October.
Healthy Options Disease Management (September 3, 2009) - Information on the Healthy Options Disease Management program available for BCBSKS 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.
HITECH Extended ProviderCast: (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.
Home Medical Equipment Manual (December 1, 2012) Information about the Home Medical Equipment manual's location and future updates.
ICD-10 (July 30, 2009) - Information regarding the upcoming mandatory change from 1CD-9 to ICD-10 coding.
ICD-10 Documentation Guideline Workshop (August 8, 2012) Information about the upcoming ICD-10 Documentation Workshop.
ICD-10 Provider Reports (April 4, 2012) - Information about provider reports and how they can help providers transition to ICD-10.
ICD-10 Workshops (April 9, 2012) - BCBSKS will be offering half day workshops over ICD-10.
Medical Policy and Precertification/Pre-authorization Router (October 07, 2010) - Information on an exciting new tool for providers to assist in out-of-area claim administration.
Mental Health Parity (Updated) (October 09, 2009) - Changes to benefits covering mental illness and substance use disorders due to new federal and state legislation.
Physical Medicine for 2010 (December 21, 2009) - Details on changes to CPT coding for Physical Medicine in 2010.
Podiatry (January 23, 2012) - Information about BCBSKS podiatry medical policy as well as clarification of routine versus medically necessary foot care.
Professional Manuals (July 16, 2009) - News on the updated manuals for professional providers available through www.bcbsks.com.
Provider Data Quality Initiative (April 09, 2009) - Information regarding the launch of the provider data quality initiative and how it impacts provider offices.
Quality-Based Reimbursement Program (August 18, 2011) - Details about this program's criteria and how institutional providers will be affected.
Quality Based Reimbursement Program for Professional Providers (October 28, 2011) - Program pre-requisites, incentive requirements and other details for professional providers.
Remittance Advice Online (May 07, 2009) - Further information on BlueAccess, specifically the benefits of receiving remittance advice online and how to sign-up.
Telemedicine (November 8, 2012) A look at telemedicine: definitions, billing and reimbursements.
Terms - Precertification, Predetermination & Prior Authorization (July 21, 2011) - Clarification is given to these three terms.
Top Ten Things BCBSKS Wants You to Know (June 24, 2010) - Gwen Nelson, provider relations representative, shares the top ten things Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas wants you to know!
TRICARE (June 04, 2009) - Information about TRICARE, the entitlement program for uniformed service members, National Guard and Reserve members.
Universal Provider Datasource (February 26, 2009) - Information regarding the process and benefits of using the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource.
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.
What's New for CAP 2012 (August 30, 2011) - A review of the 2012 CAP mailing and its importance to providers.
What's new for 2013 CAP (August 14, 2012) A review of the 2013 CAP mailing and its importance to providers.
What's New with HIPAA 5010 (August 05, 2010) - New information about upcoming dates and resources for providers for the implementation of HIPAA 5010.