Provider News

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  • Online tools and resources

    Best Practices for Patient Education | 1/17/2019

    How do you educate your patients about preventive care versus diagnostic visits?

    Register Your Imaging Facility Today | 10/4/2018

    Adding your information will help patients make informed decisions about their care.

    New Web-Based Training for Busy Clinicians | 9/20/2018

    Providers: Learn how to more efficiently document and code with a brief web-based training.

    Check for Complete Dental and Vision Member Benefits | 8/17/2018

    Dental and vision providers: Online tool allows for easy access to member benefits.
  • More online tools and resources news

  • Company updates

    Premera Awards $212,000 in Grants to 4 Organizations | 1/3/2019

    Investing to help underserved communities and make healthcare work better.
    What You Need to Know About Genetic Testing

    What You Need to Know About Genetic Testing | 12/20/2018

    Learn what you need to know before AIM begins conducting clinical reviews for genetic testing.
    Upcoming Free AIM Genetic Testing Webinars

    Upcoming Free AIM Genetic Testing Webinars | 11/15/2018

    Beginning November 16, AIM will host webinars for providers who order genetic testing.
    A Community for Children and Families

    A Community for Children and Families | 11/15/2018

    The Children's Village is dedicated to meeting the needs of children with special health care needs and their families.

    Homelessness Is a Healthcare Issue | 11/1/2018

    Premera is partnering with Covenant House Alaska to help accomplish the vision of eradicating youth homelessness.

    Out-of-Area Medical Record Requests | 10/18/2018

    Inovalon will be used for all medical records retrieval on behalf of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association plans outside of Premera’s network.
  • More company updates news

  • High-value care

    Value-Based Specialty Care and Our Customers | 1/17/2019

    Together we can change the way customers choose specialty care providers.

    Value-Based Care & New Premera Partnerships | 12/6/2018

    Premera is partnering with providers to deliver high-quality care at a fair price. Learn more about the opportunities!

    Value-Based Payment Models | 11/15/2018

    Learn more about the shift to a model that rewards high-quality, cost efficient care.

    Costs by Region – Vaginal and C-Section Delivery | 9/6/2018

    How costly is giving birth in your region?

    Costs by Region – Knee Arthroscopy and Knee Replacement | 7/19/2018

    Just how costly are these two common knee procedures?
  • More high-value care news

  • Reminders and updates

    Changes for Allergen Immunotherapy | 1/17/2019

    Changes to the limits for allergen immunotherapy.
    2019 ID Card Guide

    2019 ID Card Guide | 1/17/2019

    The Premera ID card guide has been updated for 2019.

    Customers Are Telling Us How Healthcare Can Work Better | 1/3/2019

    Want to see survey results from your patients?

    New Prior Authorization Requirements for Federal Employee Program Members | 1/3/2019

    A new plan for FEP members will have more services requiring prior authorization.
  • More reminders and updates news

  • Quality programs

    What Is Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge? | 1/17/2019

    Medication reconciliation key to patient safety and care coordination efforts.

    What Is the Correct Way to Code COPD? | 1/3/2019

    COPD is a common disease with complicated coding guidelines. Here are tips for correctly coding.

    Respiratory Failure: Acute, Chronic or Both? | 12/6/2018

    Understand what documentation is needed to code respiratory failure to the highest level of specificity.

    Seizure, Seizure Disorder, Epilepsy – What’s the Difference? | 11/15/2018

    Coding a seizure as epilepsy is a common, but serious coding error.
  • More quality programs news

  • Pharmacy

    Major Price Reduction for Cholesterol Drug | 1/3/2019

    New drug code for Repatha due to a 60% price reduction.

    Recall on Valsartan Products Expanded | 1/3/2019

    What’s next for patients taking valsartan medications?

    Vitamin D Supplements No Longer on Preventive Services | 12/20/2018

    The Affordable Care Act won’t consider Vitamin D therapy as a “preventive service” starting January 1, 2019.

    Cologuard’s DNA Test Is Higher Cost to Members than Standard FIT Kits | 12/6/2018

    Learn why FIT Kits are just as effective for at-home colon cancer screening.
  • More pharmacy news

  • Dental

    Access for Complete Dental and Vision Member Benefits | 7/19/2018

    Dental and vision providers: Sign up for secure access today to get member benefits info online.
  • More dental news

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