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“S” Newsletters - 2020


S-9-20 Published 12/18/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Important COVID-19 Resources to Monitor
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Billing Information
  • Importance of Routine Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Oxygen Saturations During Telehealth Visits

S-8-20 Published 11/05/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Highmark expands prior authorization requirements
  • Increased Call Volume, Hold Times and Self Service Options
  • Pharmaceutical Formulary Update
  • Attention Prescriber - New Program Allows for Prior-Authorization Expiration Notification
  • Clarification of COVID-19 Testing
  • COVID-19 Billing and
  • Reimbursement
  • Drug Cost Transparency Tools Available for Boeing Group Members
  • Uploading Records via Availity
  • Medical Record Retrieval Coordinator for Affordable Care Act Programs
  • Action Required - Provider Business Arrangements
  • Avoidance of Antibiotics
  • CDC Offering Free Continuing Education Credits
  • QBRP Eligibility Update
  • Modifiers for Diabetic Equipment and Supplies
  • BCBSKS Retirements, Promotions and New Staff
  • Web Changes - Medical Policy

S-7-20 Published 06/26/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Update: How BCBSKS is Responding to COVID-19

S-6-20 Published 06/08/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Billing for Preparation of Vials of Non-Venom Antigens
  • Formulary Oxycodone switches to long-acting
  • National Drug Code (NDC) Format Change
  • BCBSKS Agreement with KHIN for HIE Reminder
  • New Wellness Maternity Program
  • Web Changes — Medical Policy

S-5-20 Published 4/29/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Advanced Payments for Contracting Providers

S-4-20 Published 04/22/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Annual CAP distribution to be electronic

S-3-20 Published 03/20/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Telehealth Services Temporarily Expanded

S-2-20 Published 03/02/2020

Inside this issue:

  • BCBSKS increasing provider data efforts
  • Contracts requirements and incentives
  • Provider information page changes

S-1-20 Published 03/02/2020

Inside this issue:

  • Telemedicine services: Distant vs. Originating site
  • Modifier 25 Do’s and Don’ts
  • Place of Service must match hospital
  • Are you MA contracting?
  • Don’t submit medical records on CD, USB drive
  • EFT allows faster payment, less hassle
  • Use 99455 for KDOT physicals only
  • Formulary oxycodone switches to long-acting
  • Pharmaceutical Formulary Update

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