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Change in Pharmacy Benefit for Medicaid Managed Care Members

Audience: Durable Medical Equipment Providers

As you may know, effective April 1, 2023, pharmacy benefits for Medicaid Managed Care and Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) members are covered under Medicaid Fee for Service (NYRx) and not by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Effective April 1, you must bill NYRx directly...

HIV-Experienced Provider Identification

Audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is required by the New York State Department of Health to identify participating practitioners who have experience treating HIV/AIDS patients and to make this information available to members in our provider directory. An HIV-experienced...

Medicaid Enrollment Requirement Update

Audience: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Section 5005 of the 21st Century Cures act requires Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to ensure all eligible Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) and Child Health Plus (CHP) network providers are enrolled with the New York State Fee-for-Service Medicaid program. Per...

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