December 2023 BlueLink is Now Available

The latest issue of BlueLink is now available online at

Topics in this issue include:

  • Learn About the CareFirst Claim and Enrollment System Migration
  • Review the Latest Utilization Management Changes—Effective January 1, 2024
  • Check out the Latest Prior Authorization Entry Information and Best Practices
  • Important Information if you Utilize a Third-Party Billing Company
  • Are Languages You Offer, including American Sign Language, Listed in Our Provider Directory? If Not, Add Them Today!
  • Virtual Care Consolidation, CloseKnit Expansion Update
  • Review Upcoming Additions and Changes to our Payment Policy Database
  • Medications Added to Prior Authorization List—Effective January 1, 2024
  • Medical Preferred Drug Strategy Update—January 1, 2024
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospice Providers—Enter Your Authorizations Electronically
  • Need to Update your Tax ID, Practice Address, Phone Number, etc.? Here’s How!
  • Review the Latest Changes to the Medical Provider Manual
  • Check Out the Provider Profile Score On-Demand Training
  • The Latest Resources on the Learning and Engagement Center
  • Stay Connected with the Latest Information from CareFirst
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • Plan Design Changes for Hair Prosthesis Benefits
  • Plan Design Changes for Diagnostic and Supplemental Breast Cancer Screenings and Enhanced Lung Cancer Imaging and Screenings
  • Plan Design Changes for Maryland Biomarker Testing
  • D.C. Lowers Cost-Share for Certain Pediatric Mental Health Benefits
  • Virginia Law Requires Coverage Updates for Hearing Aids, Related Services for Minors
  • Important: Mandatory Model of Care Training Attestation is Due
  • Stay in Control of Your Data—Need to Update your Address, Phone Number, NPI, etc.?
  • Holiday Closings

Be sure to check out this issue and share it with your office staff. You can find previous issues of BlueLink at