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12/7/21 Epidural steroid injection medical policy reminder
12/1/21 March 2022 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
11/24/21 Authorization requirements and credentialing procedures relaxed
11/15/21 Do you prescribe infused or injected medications?
11/1/21 February 2022 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
10/25/21 Help your dental patients who have Sjögren’s Syndrome
10/22/21 Getting back pain to back off
10/15/21 Flu shots for 2021-2022: Why it’s so important
10/5/21 PT & OT authorization simplification
10/1/21 January 2022 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
9/22/21 Synagis benefits and coverage for 2021-22 season
9/1/21 December 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
8/31/21 Telehealth coverage reminders
8/30/21 Vaccine updates: boosters, proof of vaccination
8/25/21 Get your inpatient surgeries approved faster using Auth Manager
8/17/21 Keep preventive care a priority for your patients
8/16/21 CVS Caremark to manage pharmacy benefits in 2023
8/1/21 November 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
7/20/21 Protecting kids from cancer one shot at a time
7/7/21 Use Authorization Manager for faster approvals of your requests
7/1/21 October 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
6/30/21 Outpatient cancer care authorization reminders, update
6/29/21 Help your dental patients who have had a stroke
6/11/21 Authorization requests streamlined for some outpatient surgeries
6/2/21 Portal now open for cancer care authorizations
6/1/21 September 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
5/20/21 Two COVID-19 updates effective July 1, 2021: Change to telehealth cost share and authorization requirements
5/5/21 Update to bamlanivimab pharmaceutical treatment for COVID-19
5/1/21 August 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
4/13/21 Join us for a Quality Care Cancer Program authorization webinar
4/13/21 How COVID-19 has changed telehealth
4/2/21 Clinical criteria have moved or been retired
4/1/21 July 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
3/12/21 Members may fill 12-month prescriptions for contraceptive care
3/1/21 June 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
2/26/21 New medical policy on coverage for lab tests
2/26/21 Partner with your patients to manage high blood pressure
2/4/21 2021 information about our clinical programs
2/1/21 May 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
1/11/21 April 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
1/8/21 COVID-19: Authorization requirements waived until March 31
1/6/21 Blue Cross welcomes a new chief medical officer
12/17/20 Where to find medical policies for Medicare Advantage members