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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (Updated May 11, 2020) 2

For the latest COVID-19 information, please check Provider News often.
N/A Policy Updates May 18, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 5

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
N/A Products & Programs May 18, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 1

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

REGISTER NOW to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19.

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
N/A Administrative May 18, 2020

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Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information - TEST Disappearing states - CA Administrative May 12, 2020

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N/A Administrative May 4, 2020

Information from [BRAND] for Care Providers about COVID-19 (Updated [Current date])

N/A Administrative May 4, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. As previously communicated,  Anthem is hosting a webinar today to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT  

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
N/A Administrative Apr 30, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. As previously communicated,  Anthem is hosting a webinar today to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.
N/A Administrative Apr 30, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19.

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers. REGISTER NOW to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Information Administrative Apr 28, 2020

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If you have questions that you would like to submit in advance, please submit them by April 29 at 5 p.m. EDT.

N/A Administrative Apr 28, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
COVID-19 News from Anthem Blue Cross - April 28, 2020 (California) Administrative Apr 28, 2020

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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audit happening now

N/A Products & Programs Apr 24, 2020

Access requirements for behavioral health care services

N/A Behavioral Health Apr 24, 2020

Clinical Criteria and prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available

N/A Pharmacy Apr 24, 2020

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

N/A Pharmacy Apr 24, 2020

An update about Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Commercial fee schedule update from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Anthem launches Sydney on September 1; New app offers better digital health care support to members

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

PCP after-hours access requirements

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Misrouted protected health information (PHI)

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Register today for Anthem’s fall webinar scheduled for October 10

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Receive important email notifications

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

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N/A Reimbursement Policies Apr 24, 2020

New Clinical Guideline: Pneumatic Compression Devices, effective December 1, 2019

N/A Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Apr 24, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

N/A Guideline Updates Apr 24, 2020

Prior authorization changes

N/A Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Apr 24, 2020

Coming soon: Electronic attachments

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

Clinical Criteria updates

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

Customizations to the 23rd edition of the MCG Care Guidelines

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

Changes to PA requirements

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

Pharmacy benefit manager change to IngenioRx

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

Keep up with Medicare news

N/A Medicare Apr 24, 2020

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N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.

N/A Administrative Apr 24, 2020

Keep up with Medicare news

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audit happening now

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Products & Programs Apr 23, 2020

Access requirements for behavioral health care services

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Behavioral Health Apr 23, 2020

Clinical Criteria and prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Pharmacy Apr 23, 2020

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Pharmacy Apr 23, 2020

An update about Anthem’s direct contracting effort for NPs and PAs

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Commercial fee schedule update from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Anthem launches Sydney on September 1; New app offers better digital health care support to members

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

PCP after-hours access requirements

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Misrouted protected health information (PHI)

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Register today for Anthem’s fall webinar scheduled for October 10

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Receive important email notifications

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Administrative Apr 23, 2020

Claim editing update for Excludes1 notes

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Reimbursement Policies Apr 23, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on the Web

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Guideline Updates Apr 23, 2020

Coming soon: Electronic attachments

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

Clinical Criteria updates

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

Customizations to the 23rd edition of the MCG Care Guidelines

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

Changes to PA requirements

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

Pharmacy benefit manager change to IngenioRx

April 2020 Anthem Provider News Medicare Apr 23, 2020

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N/A Administrative Apr 23, 2020

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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.

N/A Administrative Apr 23, 2020

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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.
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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.
N/A Administrative Apr 23, 2020

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We recently updated FAQs about coding for telephonic-only visits, and Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.
N/A Administrative Apr 23, 2020

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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve,
which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy. 

In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem announced, effective April 1, that we will expand coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to

N/A Administrative Apr 22, 2020

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COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 21, 2020

TEST 1 Information from [BRAND] for Care Providers about COVID-19 (Updated April 15, 2020)

We recently updated FAQs about: members enrolled in the Federal Employee Program (FEP®), CDC coding guidelines, telehealth, and the Federal CARES Act.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve, which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy. 

In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem announced, effective April 1, that we will expand coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to COVID-19 diagnosis.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve, which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy. 
In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem announced, effective April 1, that we will expand coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve, which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy. In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem announced, effective April 1, that we will expand coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to COVID-19 diagnosis.

COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve, which includes making it as easy as possible for care providers to focus on what’s important right now, keeping the country healthy. In addition to the proactive steps Anthem has already taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19, Anthem announced, effective April 1, that we will expand coverage for our members undergoing treatment related to COVID-19 diagnosis.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Federal Resources Available for Care Providers and Employers in the Federal CARES Act

During the COVID-19 crisis, care providers are working to keep the country running while navigating the financial impact it is having on them. To help care providers navigate the resources available to them Anthem has complied information on programs we have learned about that could provide additional financial relief during this crisis.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Information from [BRAND] for Care Providers about COVID-19 (Updated April 16, 2020)

We recently updated FAQs to include information about Anthem’s affiliated health plan’s membership.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments (Updated April 17, 2020)

[BRAND] previously announced the suspension of select prior authorization requirements and other policy adjustments in response to unprecedented demands on health care providers. We’ve updated information about peer to peer reviews, self-funded customers, and Federal Employee Program (FEP) membership.
COVID-19 Information - TEST Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Federal Resources Available for Care Providers and Employers in the Federal CARES Act

During the COVID-19 crisis, care providers are working to keep the country running while navigating the financial impact it is having on them. To help care providers navigate the resources available to them Anthem has complied information on programs we have learned about that could provide additional financial relief during this crisis.
N/A Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Important COVID-19 update: Prior authorization and other policy adjustments (Updated April 17, 2020)

Anthem previously announced the suspension of select prior authorization requirements and other policy adjustments in response to unprecedented demands on health care providers. We’ve updated information about peer to peer reviews, self-funded customers, and Federal Employee Program (FEP®) membership
N/A Administrative Apr 17, 2020

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We're committed to helping you find and use resources that support you and your business. In response to COVID-19's impact on our economy, Anthem is hosting two webinars on Thursday, April 16, 2020, about how businesses with fewer than 500 employees can apply for federal relief loans.

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID levels. The April 16 webinars will include SBA loan experts and will focus on loan eligibility and the application process.

Registration for these webinars is now open, and space is limited. Each session covers the same information, so please register for the one that best fits your schedule. Webinar recordings will be available on our COVID-19 website. You can find more information about federal financial relief there, too.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Neil Bradley, Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Tom Sullivan, VP, Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Register Now

Thursday, April 16, 2020
5 to 6 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Sarah M. Mercer, lawyer and consultant at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Register Now

If you have questions you'd like to submit in advance, submit them by Wednesday, April, 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

While the information provided here and during the upcoming webinars is intended to be accurate, it should not be considered legal advice. Anthem cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
N/A Administrative Apr 14, 2020

Information from Anthem for Care Providers About COVID-19 (Updated April 10, 2020)

We recently updated FAQs about the waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 treatment, telehealth services, and telehealth coding.
N/A Administrative Apr 10, 2020

Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19 (Updated April 1, 2020)

We recently updated FAQs about COVID-19 testing and telehealth for physical, occupational and speech therapies.

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Empire prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available (MAC)

Priority 2 TEST Administrative Apr 10, 2020

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Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information - TEST Disappearing states - CA Administrative Apr 10, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information

N/A Medicare Apr 9, 2020

Interim Guidance for Providers regarding COVID-19

*Please visit Provider News Home daily for the latest information about COVID-19. 

N/A Administrative Mar 26, 2020

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Interim Guidance for Providers regarding COVID-19

*Please visit Provider News Home daily for the latest information about COVID-19. 

COVID-19 News from Anthem (Month Day, Year) - California Administrative Mar 25, 2020

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*Please bookmark/add to favorites for the latest information about COVID-19: Provider News Home

 

COVID-19 Information Administrative Mar 24, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare and Medicaid information, please check Medicaid Provider News & Announcements and Important Medicare Advantage Updates .
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N/A Administrative Mar 18, 2020

Update: New AIM Rehabilitative Program remains delayed

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

An exclusive invitation for Anthem providers to subscribe to the Anthem Marketplace for Workers' Compensation

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Anthem supports new initiative to tackle issue of teen depression and suicide

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

SOAP Notes/Health Assessments for 2019 calendar year are due February 15th

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross provider directory and provider data updates

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Easily update provider demographics with the online Provider Maintenance Form

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Network leasing arrangements

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy Update – Modifier 62: Co-Surgeons, effective May 1, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New CMS requirement: Hospitals must use Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Electric Boat offers Medicare Advantage options

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Feb 1, 2020
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