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    Premera Vision Benefits Now Available Online | 4/19/2018

    Now you can get all the vision info you need online.

    Access Prior Authorization Requirements Online | 4/19/2018

    If you submit prior authorization requests, you’ll want to know about improvements to our tool!

    Access Detailed Vision Benefits Online | 4/5/2018

    Do you regularly look up patient vision benefits?

    Premera Dental Benefits Now Available Online | 2/16/2018

    Visit our website to view detailed dental benefits, personalized for each of your patients!
  • More online tools and resources news

  • Company updates

    Flexible Network Begins January 2019 | 5/3/2018

    If you’re with a hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you’ll want to know about this national Blue Cross Blue Shield network that evaluates providers on cost and quality.

    Cost by Region for Brain MRI | 5/3/2018

    Compare costs of brain MRIs in your region.

    Premera Organizational Announcement | 5/3/2018

    Learn about changes in Premera leadership.

    Costs by Region – Lab Tests | 4/5/2018

    How much do two common lab tests cost in your region?

    New eviCore CorePath Online System | 2/1/2018

    Save time with corePath, eviCore healthcare’s new online system for therapy authorization.

    Premera Returns $25 Million to Alaska State Reinsurance Program | 1/4/2018

    Could Alaska’s program be a model for other states?
  • More company updates news

  • Reminders and updates

    Diagnosis Not Typical for Age | 5/17/2018

    Claims teams – learn how to avoid a common coding mistake that causes edits on your claims.

    Procedure Not Typical for Age | 5/17/2018

    Learn about age-banded procedure codes and avoid claim denials.

    Unlisted and Miscellaneous Codes | 5/17/2018

    Find out more details on the elective surgical procedures that require site of service review.

    Upcoming New Claim Edits – Part 2 | 5/17/2018

    Watch for new edits that will impact reimbursement of your claims.
  • More reminders and updates news

  • Quality programs

    Colorectal Cancer Screening Requirements | 5/17/2018

    Primary care practices: do you know the HEDIS® requirements for colon cancer screening?

    Medical and Behavioral Health Collaboration Survey | 4/19/2018

    If you’re a primary care provider, you’ll want to see these findings.

    Tackling Tough Decisions with Your Patients | 2/16/2018

    Clinicians: discover a new tool that jumpstarts important conversations with your patients and supports informed care decisions.

    Medical Record Requests for HEDIS Begin February 2018 | 2/1/2018

    Be prepared for record retrieval requests.
  • More quality programs news

  • Pharmacy

    Are You Prescribing Overpriced Acne Medications? | 5/17/2018

    Our new pharmacy policy removes grandfathering on high-cost acne medications.

    Preferred Manufacturer for Diabetes Test Strips and Supplies | 5/17/2018

    All Premera customers must use LifeScan, Inc. diabetes meters and test strips starting July 1, 2018.

    Safety Edits to Opioid Prescription Policy Starting April 16 | 4/13/2018

    Find out the details on new policies to prevent the risk of opioid addiction.

    Pharmacy Prior Authorization Edit Expansion Program | 3/15/2018

    View the latest drugs and their related policies for our prior auth program.
  • More pharmacy news

  • Dental

    Dentists Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Addiction | 4/19/2018

    Did you know that dentists are the most prevalent prescribers of opioids for teens?

    Premera Promotes Preventive Dental Care | 4/19/2018

    We’re reaching out to members who haven’t had preventive dental care recently.

    A Change to Dental Anesthesia Claims | 4/19/2018

    Dental office teams: you’ll want to know about this change to anesthesia claims, beginning with claims received May 1.

    Medicare Part D and CMS Enrollment | 3/1/2018

    If you provide care to Medicare Advantage patients and you prescribe Part D drugs, you must have an enrollment application on file with Medicare.
  • More dental news

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