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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 for...

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 information...

Upcoming HEDIS® Medical Record Review for Out-of-Area Members

Audience: Physicians and other Health Care Practitioners

We would like to provide you with advance notice of an upcoming medical record retrieval initiative in support of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®). To assist with this effort, we have engaged an independent company, Inovalon, Inc....

Medicare Part D Vaccine Billing Requirement Update

Audience: Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

We remind you that effective February 1, 2023, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will require the use of the TransactRx billing tool when Medicare Part D vaccines are administered in your office to Medicare Advantage members. You were notified of this update in our bulletin...

Xgeva® Prior Authorization Updates Effective April 1, 2023

Audience: Participating Hematologists, Oncologists, and Radiologists

We would like to provide advance notice regarding prior authorization requirements for Xgeva® when billed under the member’s medical benefit. These updates are effective April 1, 2023 and apply to all lines of business.   Please follow the requirements outlined...

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Medical Policy Update Effective March 15, 2023

Audience: Participating Oncologists

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (“Health Plan”) works to ensure that the development of corporate medical policies occurs through an open, collaborative process. We encourage participating providers to become actively involved in medical policy development. Each month,...

Ambulatory Event Monitor Medical Policy Update Effective March 15, 2023

Audience: Participating Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, and Neurologists

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (“Health Plan”) works to ensure that the development of corporate medical policies occurs through an open, collaborative process. We encourage participating providers to become actively involved in medical policy development. Each month,...

CareAdvance Authorization Request – Requesting Provider Requirements

Audience: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists and Home Care Providers

We would like to make you aware of an important requirement change regarding the CareAdvance Provider (CAP) online authorization tool. Effective immediately, new authorizations requests entered into CAP must include an individual provider name as the...

Environmental Modifications, Vehicle Modifications, Assistive Technology, and Palliative Care Preauthorization Process Changes

Audience: Health Home Care Management Agencies and Project Managers

We would like to share a change in our preauthorization process effective January 1, 2023, for environmental modifications, vehicle modifications, assistive technology and palliative care. This new process will be more efficient in managing requests to ensure that members...

New Benefit: Gambling Disorder Treatment Services effective January 1, 2023

Audience: NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Facilities

Effective January 1, 2023, gambling disorder treatment services provided by OASAS certified programs will be covered for members enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care. This applies to members with HMOBlue Option, Blue Choice Option, Premier Option, Blue Option Plus and...

Applied Behavioral Analysis Services Transitioning to Medicaid Managed Care effective January 1, 2023

Audience: Applied Behavioral Analysis Providers

On January 1, 2023, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services will transition to Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) for children/youth under the age of 21 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum disorder and/or Rett Syndrome enrolled in HMO Blue Option, Blue Choice Option and...

Prior Authorization Updates for Elitek®, Abraxane® & Paclitaxel Protein- Bound Particles, Neulasta® and Udenyca® Effective March 1, 2023

Audience: Participating Hematologists and Oncologists

We would like to provide advance notice regarding prior authorization requirements for the following drugs when billed under the member’s medical benefit. These updates are effective March 1, 2023, and apply to all lines of business. To ensure accurate prescribing and...

Prior Authorization Update for Neulasta® and Udenyca® (pegfilgrastim) Effective March 1, 2023

Audience: Participating Radiologists

We would like to provide advance notice regarding prior authorization requirements for Neulasta and Udenyca (pegfilgrastim) when billed under the member’s medical benefit. This update is effective March 1, 2023, and applies to all lines of business. To ensure...

Expansion of Child Health Plus Benefits Effective January 1, 2023

Audience: Providers, Hospitals and Facilities

As part of the 2022-2023 New York state budget, Child Health Plus (CHP) benefits were expanded to include medical, behavioral health, dental, ambulance services, and medical supplies, to align with benefits received by children with Medicaid coverage effective January 1,...

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