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Title Publication Category Date

2019 FEP Benefit information available online

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

2019 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Medicare Dec 1, 2018

2020 affirmative statement concerning utilization management decisions

June 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jun 1, 2020

2020 FEP Benefit information available online

January 2020 Empire Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

April 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Apr 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

June 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Jun 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

August 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Aug 1, 2020

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2021

2020 Network Changes

December 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

2020 Special Needs Plans

July 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Jul 1, 2020

2021 affirmative statement regarding Utilization Management decisions

May 2021 Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2021

2021 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2021 Empire Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2021

2021 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

2021 Provider Manual now available

August 2021 Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2021

2022 Medicare Advantage service area and benefit updates

December 2021 Newsletter Medicare Dec 1, 2021

4 things you can do to encourage cancer screenings for your women patients

November 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Nov 1, 2021

6 SIMPLE strategies to help increase medication adherence

September 2021 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2021

A helpful and complete guide to covered well-child visits

May 2021 Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2021

A special thank you to Care Providers

Thank you for your tireless efforts in keeping our country healthy. For all you do, we would like to share a message of our gratitude.

COVID-19 Information Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through electronic medical records

March 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Medicaid Mar 1, 2019

Access patient-specific drug benefit information through EMR

October 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Pharmacy Oct 1, 2018

Access requirements for Behavioral Healthcare services

September 2019 Empire Provider News Behavioral Health Sep 1, 2019

Access requirements for behavioral healthcare services

December 2020 Empire Provider News Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2020

Access to claim denial information is now self-service

December 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Acquisition of Beacon Health Options

May 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid May 1, 2020

Additional improvements coming to empireblue.com

November 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Additional Support Available for Members with Rare Conditions

August 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2018

Adjudicating claims for COVID-19 vaccines, their administration and COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies

December 2021 Newsletter Medicare Dec 1, 2021

Admission review process for Empire Federal Employee Program® (FEP) members

July 2020 Empire Provider News Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jul 1, 2020

Against medical advice (AMA) discharge physician tracking tool

November 2021 Newsletter Digital Tools Nov 1, 2021

AIM IVR changes for non-oncology medical specialty drug reviews effective on January 1, 2021

December 2020 Empire Provider News Products & Programs Dec 1, 2020

AIM Musculoskeletal program expansion

August 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Aug 1, 2020

AIM programs may require additional prior authorization documentation

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Products & Programs Jun 1, 2019

AIM rehabilitation prior authorizations suspended for Group Retiree Solutions members until December 31, 2020

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2020

AIM Rehabilitative program - initial evaluations and site of service reviews

July 2021 Newsletter Products & Programs Jul 1, 2021

AIM Specialty Health programs may require documentation

August 2019 Empire Provider News Medicaid Aug 1, 2019

Ambulance Transportation - Professional

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Reimbursement Policies Jun 1, 2019

Announcing a New Network - Connection

December 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Another mark of the pandemic: an increase in childhood obesity

July 2021 Newsletter Administrative Jul 1, 2021

Anthem Announces Early Launch of IngenioRx

N/A Administrative Jan 30, 2019

Anthem, Inc. acquires Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Mar 2, 2020

Anthem, Inc. and Quest Diagnostics Form Strategic Relationship

December 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2020

Anthem, Inc. to acquire Beacon Health Options

N/A Administrative Jun 6, 2019

Anthem, Inc., Empire's parent company, has tapped Paul Marchetti to lead company’s overall care transformation strategy

November 2018 Empire Network eUpdate Administrative Nov 1, 2018

Anthem, Inc., Empire’s parent company, acquires Beacon Health Options

April 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Apr 1, 2020

Antibiotic dispensing guidelines

March 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2020

Appointment access standards for PCPs, specialty care and behavioral health practitioners

January 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Appointment access standards for PCPs, specialty care and behavioral health practitioners

April 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Apr 1, 2020

Appointment scheduler application

May 2021 Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2021

Appropriate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health

November 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Appropriate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health

August 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Aug 1, 2020

Archived medical policy

August 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Aug 1, 2018

Are you talking to ALL of your patients about breast cancer screenings?

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Aspire Health for members in need of palliative care

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Aspire Health telehealth palliative care program for Medicaid members in need of telephonic palliative care

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Aspire Telehealth Palliative Care program

October 2019 Empire Provider News Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Asthma controller medications

October 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Oct 1, 2020

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Empire results in improved care management for patients

April 2021 Newsletter Administrative Apr 1, 2021

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Empire results in improved care management for patients

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Attention facilities: Sending admission, discharge and transfer data to Empire results in improved care management for patients

July 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jul 1, 2021

ATTENTION! Availity launches additional changes to the new look to our Medical Attachment submission tool

May 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Attention: Revised New York State Department of Health Clauses for Managed Care Provider/IPA/ACO Contracts and Amendment

March 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Mar 1, 2020

Attention: Updated laboratory fee schedule

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Attention: Updated or New Fee Schedules for Commercial products

August 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2018

Attention: Updated or New Fee Schedules for Commercial products

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Attention: Updated or New Fee Schedules for Commercial products

March 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Mar 1, 2019

Attention: Updated or New Fee Schedules for Commercial products - REVISED DATE

October 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Attention: updated physician lab fee schedules for Medicare Advantage products

October 2019 Empire Provider News Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Availity as Empire’s EDI Gateway

October 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Availity Attachment Tools for Empire and Affiliate Payers – Live Webinars

November 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2020

Availity Attachment tools for Empire and affiliate payers – Live webinars

January 2021 Empire Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2021

Availity EDI Gateway Webinars Scheduled

October 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2018

Availity is now our designated EDI Gateway

June 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative May 30, 2018

Availity Portal eligibility and benefits provides both additional benefit notes and digital member ID Cards

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Availity Portal Notification Center

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Availity providers can now receive and respond to medical record requests for post pay audit February 10, 2020

January 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Availity to serve as EDI entry point for electronic submissions

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Be antibiotics aware: Protect your patient

November 2021 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Be sure to notify Empire of changes to your demographic data

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Be sure to verify your demographic information

May 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative May 1, 2019

Behavioral health Discharge Action Plan: improving care transitions

June 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Medicaid May 30, 2018

Behavioral health network provider training

June 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Medicaid May 30, 2018

Behavioral healthcare appointment access requirements

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Benefit change for Infliximab for Federal Employee Program

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2018

Benefits to be available for chronic care management and advance care planning services effective February 23, 2019

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Blue Access Expands to Include Large Groups

December 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement

November 2019 Empire Provider News Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement

December 2019 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Blue High Performance Network name changing for 2022

November 2021 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2021

Blue Precision program to be retired at the end of the year

July 2021 Newsletter Products & Programs Jul 1, 2021

Body Mass Index (BMI) - Facility

February 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Reimbursement Policies Feb 1, 2019

Bundled Services and Supplies (Professional)

Material Adverse Change (MAC) notification
November 2020 Empire Provider News Reimbursement Policies Nov 1, 2020

Bundled Services and Supplies (Professional)

December 2020 Empire Provider News Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2020

Bundled Services and Supplies - Professional

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2018

CAHPS education for providers

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

CAHPS® survey

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Case Management Program

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Case Management Program

December 2019 Empire Provider News Products & Programs Dec 1, 2019
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