In 2013, BCBSKS began sharing information through the use of Webinars. You can still 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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ProviderCasts Alphabetical Index
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Provider Reports (April 4, 2012) - Information about provider reports and how they can help providers transition to ICD-10.
Podiatry (January 23, 2012) - Information about BCBSKS podiatry medical policy as well as clarification of routine versus medically necessary foot care.
Provider Data Quality Initiative (April 09, 2009) - Information regarding the launch of the provider data quality initiative and how it impacts provider offices.
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!
Universal Provider Datasource (February 26, 2009) - Information regarding the process and benefits of using the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource.