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BlueCross BlueShield of WNY strives to provide our network of provider practices and facilities with the most current health plan information in a quick and easily accessible manner.

  • Right Start Prenatal Support

    March 02, 2021

    We provide the Right Start prenatal program and home visiting program free of charge to your BlueCross BlueShield high risk patients in order to provide extra support, care and education to expecting mothers.
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  • 2021 Population Health Management

    March 02, 2021

    Our 2021 Population Health Management programs help your BlueCross BlueShield patients manage acute or chronic illnesses to achieve better health outcomes. We review each patient’s case and plan benefits and connect them with one of our care managers who will help support your patient’s medical and psychosocial needs while reinforcing your care plan. You will be provided with updates on your patient when appropriate.
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  • Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Myths with Your Patients

    February 18, 2021

    As COVID-19 vaccine administration expands, we are aware of myths spreading on social media and elsewhere about the vaccine. You can play a key role in addressing misinformation with your patients. Here, we offer some patient-friendly resources to help you clear up some of these myths with your patients and encourage them to get vaccinated as soon they have the opportunity.
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  • Support for Your Patients’ Bone and Joint Health

    February 18, 2021

    We recognize the importance of musculoskeletal health and offer support for your BlueCross BlueShield patients with musculoskeletal conditions. In this article, you can learn more about some of the resources we offer and find out how they can benefit your patients.
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  • Colorectal Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    February 18, 2021

    Recent data have shown a decrease in colonoscopies and biopsies during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in missed or delayed colorectal cancer diagnoses. More than ever, it’s important to make sure your patients get this preventive screening. This article highlights safe and effective colorectal cancer screening options available to your patients.
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  • Coding Documentation: Acceptable Provider Signatures

    February 18, 2021

    We want to reduce your administrative burden whenever we can. Proper signatures help to ensure you will get paid in a timely manner and your office won’t have to provide attestations and record resubmissions. Here, we discuss the differences between acceptable and unacceptable provider signatures on medical records.
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  • How to Code for Bladder Control Measure

    February 18, 2021

    Primary care providers can earn an incentive when you talk with your BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage patients about the presence of bladder control issues and/or incontinence. Proper coding and documentation can help you get paid correctly. Here, you can find coding guidance for bladder control measures.
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  • Medical Protocol Updates Available Online

    February 18, 2021

    We recently reviewed 57 medical protocols. These will be posted online on or before March 1, 2021 and will have an effective date of April 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted.
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  • PCPs Can Earn Incentives for 2021 Annual Wellness Visits

    February 18, 2021

    We want to remind you to start scheduling your eligible patients for their 2021 annual wellness visit (AWV). AWVs are an annual Medicare Advantage benefit that resets on January 1 each year. Conducting these visits early in the year will help you direct your patient’s care for the rest of the year and identify any gaps in care. AWVs help to ensure positive patient health outcomes, allowing for early screening and proactive treatment.
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  • Register Now for Upcoming Payspan Webinars

    February 18, 2021

    In 2021, Payspan is offering monthly training webinars from March 17 – December 15 for you and your staff. The webinars are designed as both a refresher for existing users and for newly registered users. There is no fee to register and attend the event.
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