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Provider Notices

2024 Plan Year
June BCBSAZ Health Choice & BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway Q2 Provider Forum
No Cost e-Learning Course – Dismantling Implicit Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare CNE/CME Opportunity
Reminder: AHCCCS Dental Requirement Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
Change in Minimum Subcontract Provisions Effective 10/01/2024
Behavioral Health Residential Providers (B8) – Required Claim Information – Admission Date Fields
May  AHCCCS Vaccine for Children (VFC) Coding and Reimbursement Clarification
Reminder: System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
SAVE THE DATE: Q2 Provider Forum
REMINDER: Outpatient Laboratory Services
The BCBSAZ Health Choice Office of Individual and Family Affair (OIFA) Department presents the 2024 Lunch-and-Learn Series: Mindfulness
3rd Annual 2SLGBTQ Health Matters Conference
Obstetrical Ultrasound Billing
2024 Arizona Healthcare Workforce Goals and Metrics Assessment
April Prior authorization, and Continued Stay Form for Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF), Behavioral Health Residential Facility (BHRF), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Clarify AHCCCS Billing and Coding Update – Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services
Reminder: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Coding Clarification – S9480 and H0015
Clarification of appropriate use of Respite Services S5150 and/or S5151 – AMPM 310-B and 1250-D
March Alternative Claims Submission Clearinghouse, Optum iEDI – Change Healthcare Incident Response
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
REMINDER: Q1 Provider Forum
Solution for Providers – Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident
SAVE THE DATE: Q1 Provider Forum
February  Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
AHCCCS Releases Billing Guidance for Differential Adjusted Payment (DAP)
Maternal RSV Vaccine (Abrysvo)
January  Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT) List effective January 1, 2024
Online Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
No Cost Professional Training Certification Opportunity
HCBS Providers: Application for Round 2 of ARP Program Awards Open – Apply for up to $1,000,000 for Your Projects
AHCCCS Billing and Coding Updates Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services

 

2023 Plan Year 
December Provider Satisfaction Survey
Introduction to ACA StandardHealth with Health Choice
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Centers of Excellence
BCBSAZ Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
AHCCCS Billing and Coding Updates Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services
Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice
November  System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Dental Prior Authorization Updates effective 1/1/2024 
BCBSAZ Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
Veteran Tribal Symposium
Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
October  

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Prior Authorization Grid Updates
Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) Update

 

September REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
BCBSAZ Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
Mental Health and Diabetes CEU Opportunities for Behavioral Health Providers
August Admission Notification Reminder
Payment Processing Documentation
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
National Substance Use and Mental Health Services (N-SUMHSS) Survey
July Reminder: 2023 Quarter 2 Treatment Capacity Survey
AHCCCS Dental Requirement Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
10th Annual Tribal Summit
Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice
Changes to AHCCCS Provider Enrollment and Billing System Close Ability for Fraudulent Behavioral Health Claims Payments
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
June Update to Physical and Correspondence Address
AHCCCS Reminder: Audio Only Telehealth Changes – FQ Modifier
2023 Back to School Campaign
Continuity of Care for Members Who Lose AHCCCS Coverage
REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
BCBSAZ Health Choice 2SLGBTQ Health Matters Conference
SAVE THE DATE: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
May Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) Evaluations and Devices Providers
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Prior authorization, and Continued Stay Form for Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF), Behavioral Health Residential Facility (BHRF), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
April System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
AHCCCS Opens a New Award Program to Strengthen HCBS Services in Arizona on April 17, 2023
Allergy and Immunotherapy Services
2023 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity Survey
Termination from Network – Loloma House
Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice
March Claim Submission of Postpartum Visit
Enteral Therapy Services – Aveanna
AHCCCS REMINDER: Dental Services Members 21 and Older
REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
2022 Quarter 4 Treatment Capacity Survey
February BCBSAZ Health Choice Provider Portal – New Features and Upgrades
SAVE THE DATE: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
BCBSAZ Health Choice is Not Impacted by Yavapai Regional Medical Center Contract Changes
BCBSAZ Health Choice is Not Impacted by Yavapai Regional Medical Center Contract Discussions
January Update to BCBSAZ Health Choice Provider Manual Chapter 18.18
Dental Prior Authorization Updates for Health Choice
Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT) List

 

2022 Plan Year
December Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Medicaid and Health Choice Pathway
Reminder: Member Notices Available on BCBSAZ Health Choice Websites
Reminder: System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Action Needed: BCBSAZ Health Choice 2022 Provider Satisfaction Survey
Reminder: Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum 
Centers of Excellence
2022 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
November Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
AHCCCS Rules and Policy regarding billing for Arizona Physicians and Advance Practitioners
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Provider Disenrollment Period Announced
October Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Medicaid and Health Choice Pathway
September Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
2022 R&R Recruitment and Retention Conference
Aperture Health is now Verisys
Dental Prior Authorization
2022 Quarter 2 Treatment Capacity Survey
August Health Choice Q3 Provider Forum
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program – Featuring Leah Miller
SAVE THE DATE: Arizona’s Annual 2022 Health Literacy Conference – Virtual
July System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Upcoming Launch of 988 To Support Suicide Prevention Efforts
Important Upcoming Changes – RBHA Transition
AHCCCS Dental Requirement – Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
June Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program – Housing 101 for Case Managers and Housing Specialists
Health Choice 2022 Q2 All Provider Forum
Well- Woman Preventive and Family Planning Services
Online Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
Health Choice Provider Portal – New Features and Upgrades
2022 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity Survey
Get Connected to Complete Data Through the Arizona HIE – New Financial Incentive Program
Get Connected to Complete Data Through the Arizona HIE – New Financial Incentive Program (CTRX)
May EPSDT Services- Eyeglass Replacement and Repair – Coverage Clarification
Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT List)
Tribal Training Session – Building Bridges, Connecting Two Worlds
Health Choice Provider Manuals
Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program Featuring Mike Newcomb
New Lockbox for Overpayment and Refund Payments
April POSTPONED: Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program Featuring Mike Newcomb
Electronic 835 Transaction Remit Posting
March Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
EPSDT Services- Eyeglass replacement and Repair
Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
Change in Member Service Hours of Operation
AHCCCS EPSDT Periodicity Schedule
SAVE THE DATE: Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
Provider Portal Resource – COVID Vaccine Status Report
February FDA Warning – Dissolvable Buprenorphine
Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program Featuring Dr. Anne Newland
EPSDT Developmental Screening – AHCCCS Update
January Health Choice Provider Billing
Health Choice Member ID Numbers
Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
Notice: Dental Prior Authorization Updates
AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal (APEP) Re-registration and Re-validation Requested
December Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) Submissions
Therapeutic Foster Care Code S5145 Billing Update
November Reissuing Contracts to Existing Providers
2021 Quarter 3 Treatment Capacity Survey
Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal (APEP) Re-registration and Re-validation Requested
Change to Health Choice Member ID Numbers
Reissuing Contracts to Existing Providers
2021 Quarter 3 Treatment Capacity Survey
September HHS Announces Combines Application For Provider Relief Phase 4 and ARPA Rural Funding – Opens September 29, 2021
Reminder: Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
Preferred Skin Substitute Products
Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids
August Save the Date: Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
Reminder: Dental Sealants
Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) Update
Code Update – Therapeutic Foster Care
2021 Quarter 2 Treatment Capacity Survey
axialHealthcare Program Overview
American Rescue Plan Act Grants Notice HRSA-22-109
June Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System (CALOCUS/LOCUS)
AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal (APEP) Process Change
Reminder: AHCCCS Dental Requirement – Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
Change in Minimum Subcontract Provisions Effective 10/01/2021
Reminder: Well-Woman Preventative and Family Planning Services
Update: Electronic Visit Verification
Reminder: Workers’ Compensation
Reminder: Nurse Practitioner Board Certificate
AHCCCS Extends ROPA Registration
Reminder: Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
May Health Choice Provider Manuals
2021 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity
Fluoride Varnish 99188 Coverage Update
Upcoming AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal (APEP) Training Sessions
Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
March Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
Claim and Mail Correspondence
February AHCCCS Bed Capacity Survey
Outpatient Laboratory Services
Preferred Drugs – Hyaluronate knee injection products
Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
January  

Reminder: Prior Authorization for Substance Use Disorder Behavioral Health Facilities

2020 Quarter 4 Treatment Capacity Survey
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)