Payer News


Check out this page for any general Payer News. We will do our best to share time-sensitive items to this page. These links are provided as a service to our members.  All content is the responsibility of the entity providing the information.  Payer-specific links can also be found on our individual payer pages. 

Click here to view Payer News & Updates for July 2020!


COVID-19 Related Items:

What you need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19) Aetna Providers

  • Telemedicine (7/2/20)
  • Provider Resources (5/29/20)
  • Billing and Coding (6/9/20)
  • Patient Coverage (6/19/20)

Provider Information on COVID-19 Coverage

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Further Expands Telehealth in Response to COVID-19 (3/18/20)

BCBSIL News and Updates

  • Reminder: CPT Codes May Change
  • Remdesivir Donated to the Federal Program Ineligible for Separate Reimbursement
  • Member Cost-Sharing Waiver for COVID-19 Treatment Extended Until June 30, 2020
  • CMS Payment Adjustments for Medicare and MMAI Provider During PHE
  • Federal Agencies Extend Timely Filing and Appeals Deadlines
  • BCBSIL Extends Telehealth Benefits Through Dec. 31, 2020
  • Avoid National Drug Code (NDC) Billing Mistakes
  • Refer Our Members to In-Network Laboratories

BCBSIL Blue Review July 2020

  • Provider Information on COVID-19 Coverage
  • Use the Availity® Authorizations Tool for Online Benefit Preauthorization
  • Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM (BCCHPSM) and Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)SM Appointment Availability Timeframes
  • And more

MLN Connects Newsletters

  • COVID-19: Reopening Health Care Facilities
  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Tests: Billing for Clinician Services
  • Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Home Residents and Patients
  • COVID-19: New Data Details Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries

COVID-19 Information & Resources

  • Telehealth Services (6/26/20)
  • Testing, Treatment, Coding & Reimbursement (6/18/20)
  • Prior Authorization & Ongoing Patient Care (6/26/20)
  • Credentialing & Contracting (6/15/20)
  • Practice Administration (6/26/20)