May 31 Deadline for Data Attestation
The qualifying period ends May 31 for the first of the bi-annual data attestations confirming accurate provider data on file at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) through the Provider Portal. To access the Provider Portal, sign in through Availity.com.
This information is used in provider directories, network adequacy reporting, and other down-line operations within the health plan, adding to the importance of the data remaining current.
Attesting to the accuracy of provider data is beneficial for several reasons:
- Providers are contractually obligated by the contracting provider agreements to attest to data accuracy twice a year.
- Providers contracting for Medicare Advantage are contractually obligated to attest to data accuracy quarterly.
- Reliable information for members, providers, and others.
- Incentive is added to each eligible Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code payments when the provider has satisfied the Quality-Based Reimbursement Program (QBRP) prerequisites.
A quick tutorial for attesting to data is available on the Education and Workshops page under Web-Based Education. Providers who have not explored whether they qualify for QBRP by meeting the prerequisites are encouraged to contact their Professional Relations representative or the Provider Data Quality Technician at (785) 291-7069 or (800) 432-3587 ext. 7069.