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Essential Plan Administrative Change

Audience: All Providers

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield advises you of an important upcoming change that pertains to our Essential Plan product. Effective February 3, 2020 Please use the following contact numbers for services provided to our Essential Plan members: *Includes requests...

Important Details Regarding CareAdvance Provider® Tool Launching February 3

Audience: All Providers

Our new electronic preauthorization system — CareAdvance Provider, is scheduled to be ready for use February 3, 2020, for requesting preauthorizations for the Safety Net line of business. This includes:  Medicaid Managed Care (HMOBlue Option, Blue Choice Option,...

Ranitidine by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Recall

Audience: Providers of Impacted Patients

Glenmark Pharmaceutical Inc. announced the voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of ranitidine tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, to the consumer level. The recalled lots of ranitidine tablets 150 mg and 300 mg are being recalled because of the presence or potential presence...

Utilization Management Preauthorization List Updates

Audience: Participating Providers and Facilities

During a recent audit of our medical preauthorization list, we found that a number of codes were inadvertently omitted from the list included on our website, titled “Utilization Management Standard Clinical Review Preauthorization List.”   We have and continue to...

BlueCard® Update: Claim Filing Guidelines for Home Infusion Therapy

Audience: Participating Home Infusion Providers

We would like to provide clarification of the claim filing rules for Home Infusion Therapy (HIT). Using traveling health care professionals, HIT companies have the ability to render service in multiple states, resulting in HIT companies contracting with more than one...

Retro Review Process Update for Essential Plan

Audience: Retro Review Facilities

Our pending transition to CareAdvance Provider, the electronic preauthorization tool that will replace ClearCoverage TM , will result in changes that apply to preauthorizations related to our Essential Plan members. Effective March 30, 2020 , all inpatient and...

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Final 2019-2020 NYS Budget

Audience: Participating Behavioral Health and Substance Use Support Agencies

A number of changes, regarding coverage of mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) benefits, were made in the final New York state budget and become effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2020. Some changes are required to comply with federal...

Remittance Reason Code H69 Reminder

Audience: Participating Physicians and Facilities

We would like to remind you of remittance reason code H69 that will appear on remittances you receive from us when we process adjustments resulting from third party vendor recoveries. It is important to note that this code is for our internal purposes only and will not...

Radiology Management Program – Important Reminders Regarding “Deemed Status”

Audience: Participating Providers and Health Care Professionals

We would like to provide some reminders about Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s deemed status program. Additional information related to this program will be provided in a subsequent communication. What is “deemed” or “fast track” status?  What is the impact of...

Children's Behavioral Health Services Transitioning to NYS Plan Children & Family Treatment Support and Services

Audience: Participating Behavioral Health Providers and Facilities

Beginning January 1, 2020 , Medicaid managed care (i.e., HMOBlue Option, Blue Choice Option and Premier Option) will cover more Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS). These services help children and their families improve their health, well-being,...

Developmental Screening for Autism

Audience: Participating Pediatricians and Family Practice Physicians

To promote and improve the early identification of autism before a child’s third birthday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently published practice guidelines that recommend screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a standard developmental...

Christmas and New Year's Day Pay Cycle Updates

Audience: Participating Physicians and Facilities

We would like to make you aware of office closures and changes to our pay cycle schedule due to the upcoming holiday season. Our offices will be closed on December 24 and December 25, 2019, and January 1, 2020 . It’s important to note that the holidays will...

Medical Utilization Management Program Updates Effective January 17, 2020

We would like to share an overview with you regarding our standard medical Utilization Management (UM) Program updates effective for requests beginning January 17, 2020 . These updates will be posted to Provider.ExcellusBCBS.com on December 15, 2019 . For services...

Clinical Updates for Select Diabetic Prescription Medications

Audience: Participating Physicians

We would like you to be aware of an upcoming policy update involving select diabetic prescription medications listed in the table below. Starting January 1, 2020 , step therapy requirements for these medications will apply to new and existing users under our...

Billing Update for Urinalysis Drug Testing

We would like to provide you with advance notice of a coverage update related to HCPCS code G0480 (urinalysis - drug testing). This update is in line with billing guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and pertains to New York state government...

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