BlueLink Newsletter

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

2022

Month
Highlights
Cover of BlueLink June 2022 issue June
  • Reminder – Attest/Update Your Provider Data
  • Working Together to Improve Member Data and Documentation
  • Referral Reminders for Federal Employee Program (FEP) and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
  • New Prior Authorization/Notification System Best Practices
  • Submit Your Blue High Performance NetworkSM (BlueHPNSM) Claims to CareFirst
  • BlueCard Contiguous Counties Claims Filing Reminder
  • Announcing New Course: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency
  • Review the Latest Changes to the CareFirst Provider Manual
  • Internet Explorer No Longer Supported on CareFirst Applications
  • Use the Find a Doctor Tool to Determine Your Network Participation
  • CareFirst Expands its Available Networks—Are you In- or Out-of-Network?
  • Lower Back Pain Imaging – Kevin Schendel, M.D.
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
Cover of BlueLink April 2022 issue April
  • Reminder – Attest/Update Your Provider Data
  • Help Us Protect Member Information
  • Working Together to Improve Member Data and Documentation
  • Opioids and Your Practice: New Resources Available
  • Check Out the Recent Changes to the Learning and Engagement Center
  • BlueCard Resources and Training Available
  • Review the Latest Changes to the CareFirst Provider Manual
  • Internet Explorer No Longer Supported on CareFirst Applications
  • Genetic Testing Requires Prior Authorization
  • Attended Sleep Studies Require Prior Authorization
  • Medical Prior Authorization Helpful Hints
  • Medications Added to Prior Authorization and Site of Care Management Lists – Effective June 1, 2022
  • E-cigarettes and Gum Disease – Cheryl Lerner, D.M.D.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – Kevin Schendel, M.D.
  • New ClaimsXten® Edits Coming June 2022
  • Payment Changes Coming for Select Lab Services
  • CMS Adds Place of Service 10
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • Available Vaccine Resources
  • In Case You Missed It
Cover of BlueLink February 2022 issue February
  • What Providers Need to Know about the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)
  • Care Management Updates—Effective January 1, 2022
  • No Charge Behavioral Health Digital Resource Now Available
  • How to Refer Your Patients to the High-Risk Obstetric Care Management Program
  • Internet Explorer No Longer Supported on CareFirst Applications
  • Depression Screening in Your Office—Kevin Schendel, M.D.
  • CareFirst Expands its Available Networks – Are You In or Out of Network?
  • Effective Dates, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes and Policy Updates
  • Are You Up to Date on Best Practices and Quality Standards?
  • Treating Hearing Impaired Patients When Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is Most Crucial
  • Available Vaccine Resources
  • In Case You Missed It