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Blue Bulletin

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.

  • Introducing Blue Bulletin

    April 23, 2019

    We’re pleased to introduce our new monthly email communication, the Blue Bulletin. This will be our primary vehicle for communicating important updates and useful tips.
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  • Preauthorization Letters Available Online

    April 23, 2019

    We are shifting to a more user-friendly and timely online process, allowing you to download medical preauthorization letters directly from our provider portal.
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  • Medical Protocol Updates

    April 23, 2019

    Some of our medical protocols have been updated and will be available online beginning May 1, 2019.
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  • When to Use Modifier 59

    April 23, 2019

    One of the trickiest modifiers in medical billing is Modifier 59. Here’s how to avoid claim denial or inappropriate claim processing.
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  • Medicare Advantage Member Incentives

    April 23, 2019

    Receiving certain preventive services can earn your BlueShield Medicare Advantage patients a $20 Prepaid Card.
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  • Updated Drug Therapy Guidelines Available Online

    April 08, 2019

    The following drug therapy guidelines have been updated. Please refer to these updated guidelines when discussing treatment options with your BlueShield of Northeastern New York patients.
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  • Fee Schedule Update

    March 29, 2019

    Effective July 1, 2019, we are updating our standard fee schedule and rates. Our fee schedule is being updated to better align with the market and standards set by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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  • Update: Medicare Advantage OB-GYN Reimbursement Policy

    March 26, 2019

    As of August 1, 2019, we will no longer reimburse OB-GYN and associated subspecialties for Medicare Advantage member claims for certain CPT codes.
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  • Preauthorization Letters to be Available Online

    March 15, 2019

    You will be able to access letters about medical preauthorizations, appeals and Case and Disease Management online. Beginning in the second quarter of 2019, we will reduce the amount of mail we send you by shifting to a more user-friendly and timely online communication process.
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  • 2019 Provider Incentive Programs

    February 07, 2019

    We are announcing our 2019 incentive programs for primary care providers. This year, we are offering primary care providers a broader range of opportunities to increase their reimbursement.
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