Dental Resources

  • For all providers who need to get credentialed or recredentialed with Premera, learn how to join our network. If you need to change your office information or add a provider to your clinic, fax us a provider update form.

    Helpful links for dental providers

    Claim payer IDs

    Claim payer IDs are used to make sure your electronic transaction is routed to the right health plan. If you're using a clearinghouse, be sure to verify all payer IDs as they might request that you use a different payer ID than those listed here.

    Plan Professional Dental
    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska* 00430 47570

    *These payer IDs work for all Premera plans, including FEP, BlueCard, and NASCO. View payer IDs for Individual Plans.

    Claims mailing address:
    PO Box 91059
    Seattle, WA 98111-9159

    Quick answers to common questions

    Can I email x-rays? No. We can’t accept emails from outside Premera with attachments. Digital x-rays must be faxed to us at 425-918-5956 or submitted to National Electronic Attachments (NEA) or Change Healthcare (CHC). Our payor ID is 47570.

    What is predetermination? Use a dental pre-determination to verify a member’s benefits before services are started so financial arrangements can be made for reduced or uncovered services. Use the code check tool in Availity to see which procedure codes recommend predetermination.

    Are oral appliances covered? An oral appliance and oral appliance therapy can be reviewed for available medical plan benefits, but we require documentation of a sleep study, cardio-respiratory study, or polysomnography to verify medical necessity and the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring problems alone aren’t covered. A prior authorization is required; see the medical policy for more information.

    Does my dental contract include billing for medical services? Yes, under your dental contract you can bill for both dental and medical services. When billing for a medical service use a CMS 1500 form.

    When do I bill for medical instead of dental? For some procedures, the line between medical and dental isn’t always clear. We’ll review the submitted claim to determine if the service is payable under the medical or dental plan. If it’s a tooth- or gum-related tumor or cyst, it’s often payable under dental. If it’s a lip-, tongue-, or cheek-related procedure, it’s often payable under medical. Sending an operative or pathology report is helpful when we review these types of claims for benefits.

    Do you allow composite fillings on posterior teeth? Many of our dental plans consider posterior composite fillings on 2nd or 3rd molars as cosmetic and will be reduced to the corresponding amalgam allowance, but this can vary – contact our customer service to confirm or verify benefits online.

    2nd and 3rd molars refer to:

    • Permanent teeth: 1-2, 15-18, 31-32
    • Primary teeth: A, J, K, T

    View more frequently asked questions.

    Contact us

    For help with getting a copy of your fee schedule, changing your office tax ID, or notifying us of an ownership change, please email us. To complete your email request as quickly as possible, we do require the provider tax ID number, NPI numbers, and provider names for all emails. Please allow our team 20 to 30 days to complete your request.

    For further information on fee schedules, see our Dental Claims and Payments page.