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

  • Managing Medical Record Requests

    June 21, 2019

    Multiple record requests throughout the year can feel overwhelming, and we appreciate your support throughout HEDIS and with other regulatory requests. Here we offer some options to make fulfilling medical record requests easier on your office.
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  • SBIRT Payment Update

    June 21, 2019

    We’ve added a new Medicare code to our reimbursement for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
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  • 2018 Primary Care Incentive Payment

    June 21, 2019

    Thank you to all primary care providers who participated in our 2018 incentive programs. Payments are coming this month, and you can check your summary online.
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  • June Medical Protocol Updates Available Online

    June 21, 2019

    We recently reviewed 51 medical protocols and will post them to our website on or before July 1, 2019.
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  • Office Accessibility for People with Mobility Impairment

    June 21, 2019

    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we want to ensure that health care services rendered by our participating providers are accessible for and usable by individuals with disabilities.
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  • Improving Care Coordination

    May 22, 2019

    Care coordination can make a big difference – whether it’s well or poorly handled. Our own Jennifer Johengen-Vogel offers five proven steps your office can take to not only support holistic care for your patients but also improve your reimbursement in value-based programs.
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  • Checking Eligibility with HEALTHeNET

    May 22, 2019

    Verifying patient eligibility is a “top five” call to our Provider Service Department. But there’s a faster way to check eligibility online, through HEALTHeNET.
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  • Diabetes Management Programs Improve Patient Health

    May 22, 2019

    With the rising prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in our region, we know your patients with these conditions require more time and attention. Our free diabetes management program can help support your care plan.
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  • Using Welvie to Enhance Patient Satisfaction

    May 22, 2019

    When patients face a decision about whether to have surgery, knowing what to expect is important. We offer a free online program that can help your patients become better prepared and more satisfied.
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  • Technical Component (TC) Modifier

    May 22, 2019

    The Technical Component (TC) modifier helps clarify what aspect of a service is being billed. Here’s how to use it correctly.
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