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  • Looking for quality, cost efficient Specialty Care referrals?

    Premera’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care designations can help.

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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 web-based training.

    Find a Doctor Tool: Upgrades and Changes | 9/6/2018

    Premera is making it easier for members to find you!

    Check Premera.com 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

  • Medicare Advantage

    CMS Preclusion List Takes Effect 2019 | 1/17/2019

    What do you need to know?

    New Medicare Advantage Referral Form | 1/17/2019

    CPT Code no longer required for the online referral form.

    Rulings From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services | 1/17/2019

    What you need to know about CMS changes.
    Visiant and Tessellate Combining to Form Advantasure

    Visiant and Tessellate Combining to Form Advantasure | 1/17/2019

    Our Medicare Advantage partners have changed their name to Advantasure.
  • More Medicare Advantage news

  • Company updates

    HEDIS®: Starting Reviews in February 2019 | 2/7/2019

    Medical records for your patients may be identified for review for HEDIS.
    Tell Us What You Think

    Tell Us What You Think | 2/7/2019

    Help will help us make Premera communications even better.

    Behavioral Health Is Focus of $3.3 Million Grants to Local Communities | 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.
    Premera and MultiCare Partnering to Launch Peak Care

    Premera and MultiCare Partnering to Launch Peak Care | 12/6/2018

    Peak Care will provide access to the Tahoma provider network.
    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.
  • More company updates news

  • High-value care

    Looking for Specialty Care Referrals That Are High-Quality and Cost Efficient?

    Looking for Specialty Care Referrals That Are High-Quality and Cost Efficient? | 2/7/2019

    Premera’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care designations can help.

    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.

    Premera Announces Total Joint Replacement RFP for Providers | 10/18/2018

    Premera will award multiple bundle contracts for total hip and knee replacement in Washington state.
  • More high-value care news

  • Reminders and updates

    Electronic Funds Transfer Available for Federal Employee Program | 2/12/2019

    Providers will be able to receive EFT for FEP payments.

    What Is HEDIS? | 2/12/2019

    HEDIS Medical Record Collection - Frequently Asked Questions.

    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.
  • More reminders and updates news

  • Quality programs

    Use, Abuse or Dependence – Substance-Related Disorders | 2/7/2019

    Tips for documenting of substance-related disorders to prevent incorrect coding.

    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.
  • 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?

    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.
  • More pharmacy news

  • Dental

    Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage 2019 Dental Plans

    Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage 2019 Dental Plans | 12/6/2018

    Welcome new Medicare Advantage network dental providers.

    Access Premera.com 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.

    For Medicare Advantage Dental Benefit Questions | 7/19/2018

    Call the number on the back of the ID card for fast service.
  • More dental news

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