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In this month’s Blue Review: Interpreting ERAs, Pharmacy Changes, Behavioral Health, and more...
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Interpreting the “PLB” Segment on the 835 ERA
There are reversals and corrections when claim adjudication results have been modified from a previous report. Adjustments in the PLB segment can either decrease the payment or increase the payment. Read more
Making the Health Care System Work Better Together
We’re working with business and thought leaders, inside and outside of our organization, to explore ways we can all work together to make the health care system work better for everyone. Read more
Quarterly Pharmacy Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2018
Based on availability of new prescription medications and review of the pharmaceuticals market, revisions and/or exclusions were made to the BCBSNM drug lists. Read more
March into Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that in the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second largest cause of cancer deaths for men and women? This highly preventable disease kills more than 50,000 people per year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have published guidelines and information for both patients and providers regarding CRC screening. Both the CDC and the USPSTF recommend colorectal cancer screening starting at age 50. The best CRC screening test is the one that gets done! Follow the links above for more information about CRC and screening options.
Behavioral Health: Let’s Talk About It!
The first step to bridging the gap may be simply talking about behavioral health more. People with behavioral health issues should not feel embarrassed to come forward, particularly when it comes to reaching out to friends, family and health care providers who can help. Read more
Blue Cross Community CentennialSM (Medicaid)
New Medicaid ID Numbers for Members
Starting in December 2017, HSD began issuing newly enrolled Medicaid members Medicaid ID numbers beginning with “00002”. Read more
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Providers who are participating in commercial BCBSNM products are not automatically participating providers in Blue Cross Community Centennial. If you are interested in becoming a Blue Cross Community Centennial provider, please call 505-
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Due to Centennial Care requirements, all enrollment information (changes to demographics, licensure or certification, provider status, etc.) must be updated on the NM Medicaid Provider Web Portal.
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Medical Policy Updates
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