Provider News

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  • Online tools and resources

    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.

    Wonder How Your Patients Find You? | 8/2/2018

    A look at our updated “Find a Doctor” tool.
  • More online tools and resources news

  • Company updates

    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.

    How Early Detection and Humor Helped Angie Mentink Survive Breast Cancer | 10/18/2018

    Angie is teaming up with Premera Blue Cross to help spread the word about early detection.

    AIM to Conduct Clinical Reviews for Genetic Testing | 10/4/2018

    Reviews will be conducted on AIM’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Genetic Testing.
  • More company updates news

  • High-value care

    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?

    Costs by Region – CT Lower Back without Contrast | 6/7/2018

    Learn how much a CT scan costs in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
  • More high-value care news

  • Reminders and updates

    Help Patients Find You | 12/6/2018

    Would you like to see more Premera members? Update your profile today!
    Telehealth Available for Premera Members

    Telehealth Available for Premera Members | 12/6/2018

    Update your information to let patients know you’re available for virtual appointments!

    Billing Bilateral or Unilateral Services | 12/6/2018

    Tips for billing modifier LT, RT and 50 on procedures that are bilateral and/or unilateral.

    Changes to Microsoft Benefits for Physical and Occupational Therapy | 11/15/2018

    Starting January 1, outpatient rehabilitation services will no longer require prior authorization for Microsoft patients.
  • More reminders and updates news

  • Quality programs

    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.

    Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer | 11/1/2018

    Members in eastern Washington and Alaska will receive a home test kit. Here’s what you need to know.

    Common Mistake: Coding Cancer as Active When It’s Not | 11/1/2018

    Reduce incorrectly coded cancers by clearly documenting active vs historical cancer.
  • More quality programs news

  • Pharmacy

    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.

    FDA Issues Voluntary Recall on Irbesartan Products | 12/6/2018

    Learn how this may affect your Premera patients.

    Pharmacy Prior Authorization Edit Expansion Program December 2018 | 12/6/2018

    Which new edits are included in the Pharmacy Prior Authorization Edit Program?
    Responding to the Opioid Crisis

    Responding to the Opioid Crisis | 11/15/2018

    How Premera is doing more to reach members at-risk for opioid and substance abuse in 2019.
  • 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.

    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.
  • More dental news

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