News & Announcements

Behavioral health midlevel providers may not bill E&M services codes

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to reiterate that behavioral health and substance use midlevel practitioners (such as social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, etc.) are not permitted to perform or supervise medical services.

Prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available

On and after June 1, 2021, specialty pharmacy codes from current or new clinical criteria documents will be included in our precertification review process.

New vendor for vision services

Effective April 1, 2021, for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) members enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Care Connect, vision benefits will be coordinated by Superior Vision.* Anthem’s contract with Vision Service Plan* will end on March 31, 2021.

Prior authorizations to be submitted electronically

Effective January 1, 2021, Medicaid providers will be asked to submit prior authorizations electronically according to Indiana legislation outlined in House Bill 1546.

Sign up to receive email from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

In order to communicate more efficiently with providers, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is now sending some bulletins, policy change notifications, prior authorization update information, educational opportunities and more to providers via email. Email is the quickest and most direct way to receive important information from Anthem. To receive email from Anthem (including some sent in lieu of fax or mail), fill out the following form.

Page Last Updated: 05/24/2021

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