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Our Blue Review provider newsletter is released monthly so that you and your staff have the latest news on claims and billing, federal mandates, medical policies, condition management programs, practice guidelines, formulary/drug list updates, Medicaid, BlueCard, and educational webinars.


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June 2020 

  • COVID-19 Initiatives Extended into June
  • COVID-19 Coverage Updates for Medicare Providers
  • Behavioral Health Program Changes for BlueLincs HMO
  • Important Reminder about Billing for Point-of-use Convenience Kits
  • Calls to Electronic Commerce Services will be Redirect to Email as of June 15, 2020

May 2020 

  • Provider Information on COVID-19 Coverage
  • Updates to BCBSOK Clinical Payment and Coding Policies
  • Important Reminder about Billing for Point-of-Use Convenience Kits
  • Medicare Advantage Provider Call Center Lines Experiencing Longer Hold Times
  • Alert: iExchange® Deactivation Extended Due to COVID-19
  • Behavioral Health Program Changes for BlueLincs HMO
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective on or after July 1, 2020 – Part 1

April 2020 

  • Provider Information on COVID-19 Coverage
  • Remember to use In-Network Laboratories
  • New Annual Wellness Visit Resources for Medicare Providers
  • Behavioral Health Program Changes for BlueLincs HMO
  • New Authorizations and Referrals Tool via Availity® Provider Portal Available
    as of Feb. 17, 2020
  • Pharmacy Program Updates: Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective
    April 1, 2020 Part 2

March 2020 

  • New Authorizations and Referrals Tool via Availity Provider Portal Available as
    of Feb. 17, 2020
  • Behavioral Health Program Changes for BlueLincs HMO
  • Reimbursement Rate Update for Infliximab Products Beginning April 1, 2020

February 2020 

  • Introducing a New Preauthorization and Referral Submission Tool via Availity®
    Provider Portal
  • Behavioral Health Tip Sheets
  • Upcoming Changes to the Provider Paper Enrollment Forms

January 2020 

  • Coordinating Care Among Behavioral Health and Medical Providers
  • Reminder: Medicare Providers May Not Bill Participants in the Qualified
    Medicare Beneficiary Program
  • Reminder: Out-of-Network Medicare Providers Can Treat Group Medicare
    Advantage Open Access (PPO) Members