BlueLink Newsletter

CareFirst's bimonthly administrative provider newsletter for participating practitioners and their office staff.

2020

Month
Highlights
Cover of BlueLink December 2020 issue December
  • CareFirst Launches New Formulary 4
  • Enhanced Diabetes Cost Share Benefit Coming 2021
  • December Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology Codes and Policy Updates
  • December Medical Technology Updates
  • Updated Provider Education Resources
  • Are You Using the Correct Service Code?
  • Medical Drug Waste
  • Drug Prior Authorization Modifications
  • 2021 FEP Benefit Updates
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • In Case You Missed It
Cover of BlueLink October 2020 issue October
  • MetLife to Acquire Davis Vision Parent Company
  • New Education Resources Available
  • CareFirst Now Credentials Registered Psychology Associates
  • Medications Added to the Prior Authorization List and Site of Care – Effective 1/1/21
  • View the Latest Updates to CareFirst's Medical Provider Manual
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates for October
  • New Medical Technology Updates for October
  • Reminders for Genetic Testing Prior Authorizations
  • CareFirst Launches FEP Resource Page
  • Remind Your Patients to Schedule Dental Appointments
  • Update Your Contact Information
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
Cover of BlueLink August 2020 issue August
  • CareFirst Urges Members to Schedule Routine Pediatric Vaccinations
  • Enhancements to NCCN Supported Regimen Coming in October
  • Medications Added to Prior Authorization and Site of Care
  • CareFirst Adopts U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates for August
  • Medical Technology Updates for August
  • Helpful Tips for Claims Submissions
  • Know the Hearing Aid Code Process
  • CareFirst Provider Agreement Has Been Mailed
  • Update Your Contact Information
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • In Case You Missed It
Cover of BlueLink June 2020 issue June
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to Provide Premium Credits and Other Financial Benefits to Customers and Members
  • CareFirst Launches New Diabetes Program
  • The Redesigned CareFirst Provider Manual is Now Available
  • CareFirst Launches Provider Data Accuracy Initiative
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates for June
  • Medical Technology Updates for June
  • Are You Submitting Inquiries and Appeals Correctly?
  • Ancillary Claims: Use the CareFirst Service Area Zip Code List
  • Does Your Patient Qualify for Care Management?
  • Enter Prefixes Correctly When Submitting Claims to Avoid Denial
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • In Case You Missed It
Cover of BlueLink April 2020 issue April
  • CareFirst’s Coronavirus Resource Center is Your Source for News and Information
  • USPSTF Issues Recommendations to Prevent Perinatal Depression
  • Medications Added to Prior Authorization List
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates for April
  • New Medical Technology Updates for April
  • Corrected Claims Submission Update
  • Provider Payment Options
  • CareFirst Accepting Coordination of Benefits Claims from Other Carriers
  • Drug Prior Authorization and Claim Must Match
  • Deluxe Items Are Member’s Liability
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • In Case You Missed It
Cover of BlueLink February 2020 issue February
  • Care Management Updates Effective January 1
  • Medications Added to Prior Authorization List and Site of Care Program Drugs
  • Verify and Update your Data in the CareFirst Provider Directory
  • CareFirst is Redesigning our Provider Manual
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates for February
  • How to Bill Revenue Code 637-Self-Administered Drugs
  • Remind your Patients to Schedule Their Dental Check-Ups
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • Review the Latest Update to our Professional Provider Manual
  • CareFirst Acquires Trusted Health Plan in Washington D.C. and Enters Medicaid Market
  • CareFirst to Use American Society of Addiction Medicine Guidelines
  • Pending Regulatory Approval – CareFirst Agrees to Acquire Managed Medicaid Plans in MD and DC