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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
12/4/20 Vaccines and pharmaceutical treatment for COVID-19
12/1/20 March 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
11/6/20 Increasing mental health awareness with campaign, new member resource center
11/1/20 February 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
10/15/20 Dental Blue dentists are writing fewer opioid prescriptions
10/5/20 Delay in launch of Authorization Manager for authorization submissions
10/1/20 Flu shots are critical for the 2020-2021 season
10/1/20 January 2021 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
9/30/20 Quality Care Cancer Program coming in 2021
9/3/20 Synagis benefits and coverage for 2020-21 season
9/1/20 December 2020 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
8/31/20 We’re sending health and wellness reminders to members
8/18/20 COVID-19: Auths extended; non-emergent transport modifiers
8/3/20 Prescribing patience for low back pain
8/1/20 November 2020 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
7/31/20 Dental providers: Encourage your patients to stay current with vaccines
7/30/20 Vaccines: Encouraging your patients to stay current
7/29/20 Convenient at-home maintenance medication delivery with PillPack
7/29/20 AcariaHealth Fertility is leaving our specialty pharmacy network
7/1/20 October 2020 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available
6/15/20 Dental care strategies in the age of COVID-19
6/2/20 Formulary changes planned for fourth quarter
6/1/20 September 2020 Medical and Pharmacy Policy updates now available