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Important Reminder: Attest data by February 28, 2022 for CAA Requirement

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) would like to remind providers to attest to their data by February 28, 2022 to avoid being suppressed in our directory. As we previously communicated with you, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) outlines new requirements for maintaining and validating information to include provider directories (CAA Section 116). The intent of these requirements is to help individuals make informed choices when selecting a provider.

To comply with these new CAA provisions, insurers must develop a process to verify provider directory accuracy. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, CAA requires that BCBSKS provide and regularly maintain an online provider directory to members. Providers must validate their information at least every 90 days through the provider portal. The directories must be available to participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees.

We thank those of you who have already attested. Your names will continue to appear in the directory without disruption. If you have questions regarding this publication, please contact your BCBSKS provider representative.

Institutional Relations