January 28, 2014




All Blue Cross Contracting Providers


Connie Winkley – Education/Communication Coordinator
Institutional Provider Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


Change in Leasing the BCBSKS Provider Network Group/Farmer's Alliance

This newsletter is being provided as an update to previous provider newsletters (BC-13-12 and BC-07-02).  Please access the BC-07-02 newsletter for detailed information on Network Pricing Groups and leasing the BCBSKS provider network.

Effective January 1, 2014, the Farmers Alliance Group entered into a new agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.  Claims for service dates before January 1, 2014 will be processed and paid by Farmers under group number Farmers00. BCBSKS will accept the claims for service dates before Jan. 1, 2014 and run out claims will continue to be processed for 12 months. Claims for service dates after January 1, 2014 will be processed and paid by BCBSKS under group number 96479.

The process for submitting claims won't be affected by the change. BCBSKS encourages all providers to be certain that they are using the appropriate member ID for members in this group when submitting claims.

As of January 1, 2014, BCBSKS continues to be in agreement with the following groups to lease the BCBSKS provider network:

If you have questions regarding this newsletter, please contact your Institutional Provider Representative.  Denny Hartman can be reached at 1-316-269-1602, Cindy Garrison at 1-785-291-8862 and Janne Adams-Denton at 1-785-291-8813.