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May 18, 2020

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.

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.

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.


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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.
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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.

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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

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

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

Changes to PA requirements

N/A Medicare 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.

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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.
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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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During these challenging times, Anthem remains committed to living our values and supporting those we serve,
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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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

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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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Interim Guidance for Providers regarding COVID-19

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

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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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New specialty pharmacy network

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

New Medicare Advantage special needs plans

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

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Feb 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

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

Update: New AIM Rehabilitative Program remains delayed

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 supports new initiative to tackle issue of teen depression and suicide

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative 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

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

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

Professional and Facility Reimbursement Policy Update: Multiple and Bilateral Surgery

February 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare 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

Important Reminder: Member grievance process and forms must be made available upon request at provider offices

January 8, 2020: Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 8, 2020

Improving the patient experience

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

Reminder to Medicare Advantage providers

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Pharmacy benefit manager changes to IngenioRx

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jan 1, 2020

2020 Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis code update

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

California 2020 Medicare Advantage plan changes

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Verifying and updating your provider information

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

City of Marietta offers Medicare Advantage option

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

A note from our Medical Director – J. Moussai, M.D.

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jan 1, 2020

California Smokers’ Helpline launches dedicated quit Vaping line!

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

The New Year brings new ID cards for many Anthem Blue Cross members

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Coding spotlight – provider’s guide to coding respiratory diseases

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medi-Cal Managed Care Jan 1, 2020

Healthcare Quality Patient Assessment form and Patient Assessment form

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Medicare Advantage Group Retiree PPO plans and National Access Plus FAQ

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Upcoming retirement planned for legacy Medical Attachment submission tool

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Let us help you accomplish your 2020 “To do List” early – EDI migration

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Help protect your patients by providing medical ID protection – best practices

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

City of San Jose, California moves to Medicare Advantage plan under Anthem Blue Cross

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Reminder to Anthem Blue Cross Cal MediConnect plan (Medicare-Medicaid Plan) providers

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Cal MediConnect Jan 1, 2020

Contract compliance with accessibility standards for Emergency Care instructions After Hours Care

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Jan 1, 2020

Receive and respond to post pay audit medical record requests via Availity beginning February 10, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

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

Join the movement today!
January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Reminder: Medicare claims for secondary payer must be submitted after the 30-day Medicare remittance period

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Jan 1, 2020

New Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Solution – effective for select National ASO accounts January 1, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Reminder: Company requires National Drug Code for professional and facility outpatient claims effective January 1, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Overlapping service areas

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Release of medical records

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Service area benefit changes

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Medicare Dec 1, 2019

BlueCard® Program quick tips

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Forms make practice changes easy

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Practice status - open or closed

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Members Rights and Responsibilities

December 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California Administrative Dec 1, 2019
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