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Title Publication Category Date

Federal Employee Program® AIM Radiology prior authorization review

Material adverse change (MAC) notification
July 2021 Newsletter Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jul 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

Let’s Vaccinate

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

New reimbursement policy: Modifier 90: Reference (Outside) Laboratory and Pass-Through Billing (Effective 10/01/21)

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Prior authorization requirement changes effective September 1, 2021

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Certain specialty medication precertification requests may require additional documentation

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Retraction: AIM Rehabilitative program — initial evaluations and site of service reviews

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Specialty Health Musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Coding spotlight: mental disorders in childhood

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

What Matters Most: Improving the Patient Experience

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Resources to support your diverse patient panel

July 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jul 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

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

Let’s Vaccinate

July 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jul 1, 2021

New reimbursement policy: Modifier 90: Reference (Outside) Laboratory and Pass-Through Billing (Effective 10/01/21)

July 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jul 1, 2021

Prior authorization requirement changes effective October 1, 2021, for codes A0426 and A0428

July 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jul 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

July 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jul 1, 2021

DEXA bone scan criteria for the Federal Employee Program

June 2021 Newsletter Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jun 1, 2021

Provider education program survey: Your Voice Counts

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

MCG Care Guidelines 25th Edition

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Keeping up with routine vaccination during COVID-19

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Aspire Health for members in need of palliative care

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Complex Case Management program

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Important information about utilization management

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Members’ Rights and Responsibilities Statement

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

June 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Jun 1, 2021

MCG Care Guidelines 25th Edition

June 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jun 1, 2021

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

June 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jun 1, 2021

Reminders for Medicare Advantage Group Retiree PPO plans and National Access Plus FAQ

June 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jun 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

June 2021 Newsletter Medicare Jun 1, 2021

Metabolic monitoring and diabetes screening measures for those on antipsychotics medications

May 2021 Newsletter Medicaid May 1, 2021

Maximizing efficient, high quality COVID-19 screenings

May 2021 Newsletter Medicaid May 1, 2021

Updates to the AIM Specialty Health musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines

May 2021 Newsletter Medicaid May 1, 2021

Continuing medical education/continuing education unit opportunities

May 2021 Newsletter Medicaid May 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

May 2021 Newsletter Medicaid May 1, 2021

Updates to the AIM Specialty Health musculoskeletal program clinical appropriateness guidelines

May 2021 Newsletter Medicare May 1, 2021

Maximizing efficient, high quality COVID-19 screenings

May 2021 Newsletter Medicare May 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

May 2021 Newsletter Medicare May 1, 2021

HEDIS 2021 Federal Employee Program® medical record request requirements

April 2021 Newsletter Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Apr 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

April 2021 Newsletter Medicaid Apr 1, 2021

Notify us of telehealth services

April 2021 Newsletter Medicare Apr 1, 2021

In-office assessment program

April 2021 Newsletter Medicare Apr 1, 2021

Oncology dose reduction program beginning July 1, 2021

April 2021 Newsletter Medicare Apr 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates – November 2020

April 2021 Newsletter Medicare Apr 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit clinical criteria updates – December 2020

April 2021 Newsletter Medicare Apr 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2021

MCG Care Guidelines 24th edition customization

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2021

Coding spotlight: Overview of the 2021 evaluation and management changes

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2021

Ocrevus/Vyepti Medical Step Therapy Notice

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Mar 1, 2021

New provider directory indicator for telehealth services

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Access to more claim denial information is now self-service

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

March 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Mar 1, 2021

Prior authorization requirements for 55899

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Provider notification for Utilization Management Authorization Rule Operations Workgroup Item 1326

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Updated AIM Rehabilitative program effective August 1, 2021 - Initial evaluations and site of care reviews

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

New specialty pharmacy medical step therapy requirements

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Colorectal Cancer Screening (COL) - ensuring quality of care

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

CAHPS® survey

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

HEDIS Measurement Year 2020: Medicaid summary of changes from NCQA

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

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

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Feb 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Feb 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

February 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Feb 1, 2021

2021 FEP® Benefit information available online

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

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

FDA approvals and expedited pathways used — new molecular entities (NMEs)

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

Coding spotlight: HEDIS MY 2021

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

Disease Management/Population Health program

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicaid news

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicaid Jan 1, 2021

Updates to AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2021

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2021

2020 Medicare risk adjustment provider trainings

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2021

Keep up with Medicare news

January 2021 Empire Provider News Medicare Jan 1, 2021

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Sign up to receive email from Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

CAHPS education for providers

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Notifications on the Availity Portal

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Resources to support your pregnant and postpartum patients and their families

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Flu vaccination reimbursement

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Update to reimbursement policy usage

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Keep up with Medicaid news

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Dec 1, 2020

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

Medicare Advantage Group Retiree Member Eligibility, Alpha Prefix FAQ

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

2021 Medicare Advantage individual benefits and formularies

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

Keep up with Medicare news

December 2020 Empire Provider News Medicare Dec 1, 2020

Attention: Updated laboratory fee schedule

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Transition to AIM Rehabilitative Service Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Digital transactions cut administrative tasks in half

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Update: Notice of changes to the AIM Musculoskeletal Program prior authorization requirements and setting determinations

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

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

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy: Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Services (Professional)

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Coding spotlight: tips and best practices for compliance

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Inhaled nitric oxide reviews for diagnosis-related group admissions

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020

Provider transparency update

November 2020 Empire Provider News Medicaid Nov 1, 2020
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