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National Accounts 2022 Pre-certification list

September 2021 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Professional system updates for 2022

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

New! Vaccination resource page for providers

March 2022 Newsletter Administrative Mar 1, 2022

HEDIS® medical record submission made easier with our Remote EMR Access Service

September 2021 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2021

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on empireblue.com

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 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 - Publication RETIRED as of November 8, 2022 Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators

Voluntary recall of Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, and ventilators Administrative Jun 25, 2021

Coordination of care

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Updated Preventive Care Guidance regarding screening colonoscopies

March 2022 Newsletter Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Precertification list change

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
October 2022 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2022

Be sure to notify Empire of changes to your demographic data

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

National Accounts 2023 Pre-certification list

October 2022 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2022

Empire Covers HIV PrEP Medications at 100% for prevention

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

CAA: Review your online provider directory information

October 2022 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2022

Empire CRA Program Update: Retrospective Program Begins; Prospective Program Continues

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Empire BlueCross BlueShield local precertification change in New York

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
January 2023 Newsletter Administrative Dec 30, 2022

Empire to change ID numbers for City of New York members

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Availity Portal Notification Center

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Quality Corner: CPT Category II Codes - Collaborating for enhanced patient care

June 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jun 1, 2020

Register for our upcoming CME webinar about low back pain management

CME webinar about low back pain management Administrative Oct 7, 2022

Updated Provider Manual now available

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Anthem Announces Early Launch of IngenioRx

N/A Administrative Jan 30, 2019

Empire launches additional changes to empireblue.com for Q2

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Member rights and responsibilities

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Find A Doctor: New Sort Option

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Important information about utilization management

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Coming Soon: Empire Electronic Attachments

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Register for upcoming August CME webinars

Join us in a new CME webinar series as we share practices and success stories to overcoming barriers in achieving clinical quality goals, attaining better patient outcomes and improving Stars ratings.

Motivating Patients to Adhere to Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening Recommendations
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. ET


10 Best Practices for Improving Pharmacy Quality Measures
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET


6 Ways to Improve Risk Adjustment Documentation Accuracy
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. ET


Register Now!


Clinical Quality CME Webinar Series Continues - New York Administrative Jul 28, 2021

Case management program

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Importance of PCP after-hours messaging

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Behavioral healthcare appointment access requirements

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Change coming to Claim Status Inquiry and Secure Messaging on the Availity Portal

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Reminder: The 32BJ Health Fund Centers of Excellence for Bariatric and Joint Replacement Surgery program begins January 1, 2022

December 2021 Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2021

Empire CRA Reporting Update: Retrospective Program begins

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Update: Sepsis Coding

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Changes to Annual Verification Process

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Lab services reminder for Employee Health Plan of Suffolk County

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Suffolk County Lab Network

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

June 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jun 1, 2019

Clinical Validation - Professional

July 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

New MCG 24th Edition Guidelines

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Familiarize yourself with Empire’s Simplified Networks

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Claims Status Listing & Remittance Inquiry Updates for Atypical Providers

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Meet Dr. Carolyn Langer, Empire’s new Chief Medical Officer

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Changes to timely filing requirements for Medicare Advantage

July 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Welcome to the Custom Learning Center in Availity

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Federal Price Transparency and Consolidated Appropriations Act phase in new mandates beginning January 1, 2022

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Make the move to the Availity EDI Gateway today

July 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

CRA Reporting Update: 2020 Program Year Progression - What’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2020 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2020

Clarification: Empire’s enhanced claim edits for outpatient facility claims

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Continuing to explore the intersection of race and disability

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

CRA Reporting Update: 2019 Program Year Progression - What’s in it for you and your patients?

July 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Empire Works to Simplify Payment Recovery Process for National Accounts Membership

July 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Jul 1, 2019

Get the latest critical information from Empire that impacts you; View Provider News for easy access at your fingertips

Critical information from Empire Administrative Oct 8, 2019

Your recommendation is key to encouraging cancer screenings for your female patients

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Monkeypox resources and recommendations for our care providers

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

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

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

2021 Provider Manual now available

August 2021 Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Looking to earn continuing medical education credits? Register for these on-demand webinars

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

New patient evaluation and management services when reported for the same patient within the last three years

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

Telehealth visits can impact after-hospitalization follow-up care for mental illness

August 2021 Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Clinical appeals

October 2021 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2021

Drug code billing reminder

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

Clearing up coding confusion for retinal eye exams (DRE)

August 2021 Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability

Register today for a forum on Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability on June 22, 2022.
Exploring the Intersection of Race and Disability forum Administrative Jun 8, 2022

Important information about women’s preventive care visits

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

Register now for our August CME webinars

August 2021 Newsletter Administrative Aug 1, 2021

Empire Suspends Certain Authorization Requirements to Aid NYS COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Information - Publication RETIRED as of November 8, 2022 Administrative Mar 27, 2020

Empire to accept Hospital in Home services

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

Attention: Updated or New Fee Schedules for Commercial products

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Update to Durable Medical Equipment – effective October 14, 2018

October 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Oct 12, 2018

Final Notice: Empire Facility and Physician Portal Retirement - January 9, 2019

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Streamline Workflow with Medical Attachments Tool

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Your influence matters: recommending cancer screenings to your patients

March 2022 Newsletter Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Reminder: HCPCS code A0998 Ambulance response and treatment with no transport is active and available for use

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

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

HEDIS 2019 starts early February

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Introducing Elevance Health — Focusing on whole health and its most powerful drivers

Elevance Health Administrative Jun 16, 2022

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available online

January 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Jan 1, 2019

Changes to timely filing requirements for Commercial plans for all claims submitted to plan on or after October 1, 2019

November 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

CAA: Current provider directory information is key for members and providers to engage with you seamlessly

September 2022 Newsletter Administrative Sep 1, 2022

Additional improvements coming to empireblue.com

November 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 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

Appropriate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health

November 2019 Empire Provider News Administrative Nov 1, 2019

AIM Specialty Health will transition to Carelon Medical Benefits Management Inc.

February 2023 Newsletter Administrative Feb 1, 2023

Support documentation for AIM prior authorization requests

November 2022 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2022

Mail is being forwarded to new post office box addresses for one year

November 2022 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2022

CAA: Keep your provider directory information up to date

November 2022 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2022

Controlling High Blood Pressure and Submitting Compliant Readings

February 2023 Newsletter Administrative Feb 1, 2023

Participating provider contractual obligations: Advanced patient notice policy for non-participating provider referrals

February 2023 Newsletter Administrative Feb 1, 2023

Monkeypox and smallpox vaccines: Product code on claims

October 2022 Newsletter Administrative Oct 1, 2022

Empire announces a new network - Blue Access

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Understanding your patients’ differences is lifesaving

March 2022 Newsletter Administrative Mar 1, 2022

Physician Office Lab (POL) Listing - Updates Effective February 1, 2023

November 2022 Newsletter Administrative Nov 1, 2022

Have you reviewed your online provider directory information lately?

February 2023 Newsletter Administrative Feb 1, 2023

Empire announces changes to the Individual Health Benefit Plans

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Prepare NOW for Empire Facility and Physician Portal Retirement

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Availity to serve as EDI entry point for electronic submissions

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Explore new enhancements to the Education and Reference Center

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018

Company works to simplify payment recovery process for National Accounts membership

December 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter Administrative Dec 1, 2018
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