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Last Updated: June 12, 2024 at 10:03 am

2024 Plan Year  

June

No Cost e-Learning Course – Dismantling Implicit Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare CNE/CME Opportunity
Change in Minimum Subcontract Provisions Effective 10/01/2024
Behavioral Health Residential Providers (B8) – Required Claim Information – Admission Date Fields

May

Reminder: System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
SAVE THE DATE: Q2 Provider Forum
REMINDER: Outpatient Laboratory Services
3rd Annual 2SLGBTQ Health Matters Conference
Obstetrical Ultrasound Billing

April 

Prior authorization, and Continued Stay Form for Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF), Behavioral Health Residential Facility (BHRF), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Clarify AHCCCS Billing and Coding Update – Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services
Reminder: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Coding Clarification – S9480 and H0015
Clarification of appropriate use of Respite Services S5150 and/or S5151 – AMPM 310-B and 1250-D
2024 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)

March 

Alternative Claims Submission Clearinghouse, Optum iEDI – Change Healthcare Incident Response
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
REMINDER: Q1 Provider Forum
Solution for Providers – Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident
SAVE THE DATE: Q1 Provider Forum

February 

Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
AHCCCS Releases Billing Guidance for Differential Adjusted Payment (DAP)
Maternal RSV Vaccine (Abrysvo)

January 

Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT) List effective January 1, 2024
Online Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
No Cost Professional Training Certification Opportunity
HCBS Providers: Application for Round 2 of ARP Program Awards Now Open Apply for up to $1,000,000 for Your Projects
AHCCCS Billing and Coding Updates Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services

 

2023 Plan Year

 

December 

Provider Satisfaction Survey
Supplemental Benefits for 2024
Introduction to ACA StandardHealth with Health Choice
System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
2023 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
BCBSAZ Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
AHCCCS Billing and Coding Updates Effective 12/1/2023 Impacting Behavioral Health Services
Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway

November

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
Dental Prior Authorization Updates effective 1/1/2024
SAVE THE DATE: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
2023 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
5th Annual Statewide Tribal Veteran Symposium

October

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 10/20/2023 09:17 AM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates
(Updated - 11/14/2023 03:31 PM)

Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) Update
(Updated - 10/10/2023 08:18 AM)

September 

REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
BCBSAZ Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 09/11/2023 08:50 AM)

Mental Health and Diabetes CEU Opportunities for Behavioral Health Providers
(Updated - 09/08/2023 11:59 AM)

August

Payment Processing Documentation
(Updated - 08/21/2023 09:40 AM)

Admission Notification Reminder
(Updated - 08/21/2023 09:42 AM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 08/18/2023 08:51 AM)

National Substance Use and Mental Health Services (N-SUMHSS) Survey

July

Reminder: 2023 Quarter 2 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 07/30/2023 05:05 PM)

AHCCCS Dental Requirement Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
(Updated - 07/24/2023 08:03 AM)

10th Annual Tribal Summit
(Updated - 07/21/2023 01:42 PM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 07/11/2023 07:11 PM)

Changes to AHCCCS Provider Enrollment and Billing System Close Ability for Fraudulent Behavioral Health Claims Payments
(Updated - 07/11/2023 08:22 AM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 07/04/2023 11:31 PM)

June

Update to Physical and Correspondence Address
(Updated - 06/30/2023 08:04 AM)

AHCCCS REMINDER: Audio Only Telehealth Changes – FQ Modifier
(Updated - 06/27/2023 10:33 PM)

2023 Back to School Campaign
(Updated - 06/26/2023 09:14 AM)

Continuity of Care for Members Who Lose AHCCCS Coverage
(Updated - 06/23/2023 08:19 AM)

REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 06/21/2023 07:26 AM)

BCBSAZ Health Choice 2SLGBTQ Health Matters Conference
(Updated - 06/09/2023 04:34 PM)

SAVE THE DATE: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 06/09/2023 09:03 AM)


May Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) Evaluations and Devices Providers
(Updated - 05/18/2023 10:40 AM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 05/13/2023 11:01 PM)

Prior authorization, and Continued Stay Form for Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF), Behavioral Health Residential Facility (BHRF), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
(Updated - 05/09/2023 09:25 AM)
April System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 04/21/2023 01:59 PM)

AHCCCS Opens a New Award Program to Strengthen HCBS Services in Arizona on April 17, 2023
(Updated - 04/20/2023 10:31 AM)

Allergy and Immunotherapy Services
(Updated - 04/19/2023 01:35 PM)

2023 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 04/14/2023 08:50 AM)

Termination from Network – Loloma House
(Updated - 04/12/2023 03:49 PM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 04/05/2023 08:27 AM)
March REMINDER: Enteral Therapy Services – Aveanna
(Updated - 03/21/2023 08:44 AM)

REMINDER: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 03/20/2023 10:21 AM)
February BCBSAZ Health Choice Provider Portal – New Features and Upgrades
(Updated - 02/24/2023 09:22 AM)

SAVE THE DATE: BCBSAZ Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 03/03/2023 03:28 PM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 02/21/2023 11:28 AM)

BCBSAZ Health Choice is Not Impacted by Yavapai Regional Medical Center Contract Changes
(Updated - 02/13/2023 10:34 AM)

BCBSAZ Health Choice is Not Impacted by Yavapai Regional Medical Center Contract Discussions
(Updated - 02/02/2023 11:35 AM)
January CY2023 Supplemental Benefits and Flex Card Benefit
(Updated - 01/24/2023 01:17 PM)

Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT) List effective January 1, 2023

 

2022 Plan Year

 

December

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Medicaid and Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 01/02/2023 03:02 PM)

Reminder: Member Notices Available on BCBSAZ Health Choice Websites
(Updated - 12/22/2022 04:12 PM)

Reminder: System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 12/22/2022 04:12 PM)

Action Needed: BCBSAZ Health Choice 2022 Provider Satisfaction Survey
(Updated - 12/14/2022 10:55 AM)

Reminder: Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum 
(Updated - 12/12/2022 10:15 AM)

Centers of Excellence
(Updated - 12/12/2022 10:15 AM)

2022 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
(Updated - 12/07/2022 07:01 AM)

November

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
(Updated - 12/05/2022 09:14 PM)

Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 11/21/2022 06:01 AM)

AHCCCS Rules and Policy regarding billing for Arizona Physicians and Advance Practitioners
(Updated - 11/18/2022 01:39 PM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 11/11/2022 12:01 AM)

Provider Disenrollment Period Announced
(Updated - 11/07/2022 01:42 AM)

October

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for BCBSAZ Health Choice Medicaid and Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 10/17/2022 10:40 AM)

September


Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 09/29/2022 12:05 PM)

2022 R&R Recruitment and Retention Conference
(Updated - 09/23/2022 01:54 PM)

Aperture Health is now Verisys
(Updated - 09/21/2022 08:55 AM)

2022 Quarter 2 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 09/14/2022 09:05 AM)

Dental Prior Authorization
(Updated - 09/14/2022 09:05 AM)

August

Health Choice Q3 Provider Forum
(Updated - 09/01/2022 05:43 AM)

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 08/25/2022 01:02 PM)

Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program – Featuring Leah Miller
(Updated - 08/25/2022 12:59 PM)

SAVE THE DATE: Arizona’s Annual 2022 Health Literacy Conference – Virtual
(Updated - 08/09/2022 01:14 PM)

July

System and Policy Updates, Billing Requirements & Added/Deleted Codes
(Updated - 08/01/2022 01:31 PM)

Upcoming Launch of 988 To Support Suicide Prevention Efforts
(Updated - 07/25/2022 12:55 PM)

Important Upcoming Changes – RBHA Transition
(Updated - 07/13/2022 12:13 PM)

AHCCCS Dental Requirement – Periodicity Schedule and Uniform Warranty
(Updated - 07/11/2022 09:38 AM)

June

Health Choice 2022 Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 07/01/2022 10:16 AM)

Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program – Housing 101 for Case Managers and Housing Specialists
(Updated - 07/01/2022 10:17 AM)

Online Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
(Updated - 06/23/2022 06:31 AM)

Well- Woman Preventive and Family Planning Services
(Updated - 06/20/2022 02:06 PM)

Health Choice Provider Portal – New Features and Upgrades
(Updated - 06/17/2022 12:25 PM)

2022 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 06/17/2022 12:24 PM)

Get Connected to Complete Data Through the Arizona HIE – New Financial Incentive Program (Contexture)
(Updated - 06/16/2022 01:49 PM)

Get Connected to Complete Data Through the Arizona HIE – New Financial Incentive Program
(Updated - 06/16/2022 01:47 PM)

2022 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans (SNP)
(Updated - 06/16/2022 01:49 PM)

May

Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT List)
(Updated - 06/17/2022 12:23 PM)

Tribal Training Session – Building Bridges, Connecting Two Worlds
(Updated - 06/17/2022 12:22 PM)

Health Choice Provider Manuals
(Updated - 05/26/2022 12:15 PM)

Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program Featuring Mike Newcomb
(Updated - 05/26/2022 12:11 PM)

New Lockbox for Overpayment and Refund Payments
(Updated - 05/20/2022 06:46 AM)

April

POSTPONED: Social Determinants of Health and Health Equities Virtual Speaker Program Featuring Mike Newcomb
(Updated - 04/21/2022 03:19 PM)

March

Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 04/06/2022 12:51 PM)

SAVE THE DATE: Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 03/11/2022 11:31 AM)

Provider Portal Resource – COVID Vaccine Status Report
(Updated - 03/10/2022 10:00 AM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for Health Choice Arizona and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 03/04/2022 12:33 PM)

February

EPSDT Developmental Screening – AHCCCS Update
(Updated - 03/04/2022 12:35 PM)

FDA Warning – Dissolvable Buprenorphine
(Updated - 03/02/2022 07:24 AM)

January

Health Choice Provider Billing
(Updated - 06/23/2022 06:37 AM)

Health Choice Member ID Numbers
(Updated - 02/04/2022 12:18 PM)

Training Resources Available for Providers and Staff
(Updated - 02/04/2022 12:17 PM)

December

BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway Dental Coding Updates
(Updated - 01/05/2022 09:53 PM)
November Reissuing Contracts to Existing Providers
(Updated - 12/07/2021 01:29 PM)

2021 Quarter 3 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 12/07/2021 01:28 PM)

Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 12/07/2021 01:29 PM)

AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal (APEP) Re-registration and Re-validation Requested
(Updated - 12/07/2021 01:26 PM)

Change to Health Choice Member ID Numbers
(Updated - 11/29/2021 06:58 AM)
September

HHS Announces Combined Application for Provider Relief Phase 4 and ARPA Rural Funding
(Updated - 12/07/2021 01:27 PM)

Reminder: Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 09/26/2021 09:33 PM)

Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids
(Updated - 09/15/2021 11:25 AM)

Save the Date: Health Choice Q3 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 09/07/2021 11:42 AM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for Health Choice Arizona and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 09/08/2021 12:50 PM)

August

Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) Update
(Updated - 09/07/2021 02:00 PM)

Reminder: Dental Sealants
(Updated - 09/01/2021 07:20 PM)

June

Save The Date: Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 06/04/2021 11:55 AM)

Update: Electronic Visit Verification
(Updated - 06/22/2021 02:05 PM)

Reminder: Nurse Practitioner Board Certificate
(Updated - 06/22/2021 01:58 PM)

Reminder: Workers’ Compensation
(Updated - 06/22/2021 01:57 PM)

AHCCCS Extends ROPA Registration
(Updated - 06/22/2021 02:07 PM)

May

Health Choice Provider Manuals
(Updated - 06/22/2021 02:06 PM)

2021 Quarter 1 Treatment Capacity Survey
(Updated - 06/22/2021 02:08 PM)

April

Claim and Mail Correspondence
(Updated - 04/19/2021 09:26 AM)

March

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for Health Choice Arizona and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 03/08/2021 02:12 PM)

February

Outpatient Laboratory Services
(Updated - 02/22/2021 01:24 PM)

Preferred Drugs – Hyaluronate knee injection products
(Updated - 02/22/2021 01:20 PM)

Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 02/22/2021 01:23 PM)

Notice: Health Choice Arizona Tribal Program Presents… 
(Updated - 02/10/2021 02:26 PM)

December

Notice: Health Choice Generations is now BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway!
(Updated - 12/31/2020 10:11 PM)

Notice: 2021 E/M Coding & Guideline Changes
(Updated - 01/05/2021 02:33 PM)

Notice: Integrated Care Management Plan Survey
(Updated - 01/05/2021 02:33 PM)

Prior Authorization Grid Updates for Health Choice Arizona and BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
Dental Prior Authorization Grid Updates effective 1/1/2021

November

REMINDER: Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum
Arizona Immunization Program Pandemic Provider Onboarding
Notice: Health Choice Q4 All Provider Forum

October

Notice: Native American Heritage Month
Provider Office Lab Testing (POLT) List

August

Reminder: Claim and Mail Correspondence
(Updated - 08/03/2020 04:28 PM)

July

Medicaid & CHIP Provider Relief Fund
(Updated - 07/30/2020 06:50 PM)

Prior Authorization Updates – Provider Administered Drugs
(Updated - 07/02/2020 10:35 AM)

June

Health Choice Arizona Celebrates & Honors Pride Month
(Updated - 06/29/2020 10:59 AM)

Reminder: Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 06/03/2020 03:28 PM)

May

Save The Date: Health Choice Q2 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 05/27/2020 09:25 AM)

Resources for Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Loss of Health Insurance Coverage
(Updated - 05/11/2020 10:53 AM)

HealthCurrent COVID-19: Executive Order – Elective Surgeries
(Updated - 05/01/2020 12:51 PM)

Health Choice Provider Manuals
(Updated - 04/23/2020 09:41 AM)

April

COVID-19: Prior Authorization Changes
(Updated - 04/03/2020 11:15 AM)

2020 Annual Model of Care Training: Special Needs Plans
(Updated - 04/07/2020 05:14 PM)

Dental Prior Authorization Changes
(Updated - 04/23/2020 09:39 AM)

BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway 100-day Prescription Refills
(Updated - 04/23/2020 09:41 AM)

March

Update: Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 03/20/2020 12:40 PM)

COVID-19: Recommendations for provider preparedness
(Updated - 03/11/2020 10:56 AM)

COVID-19: AHCCCS Frequently Asked Questions
(Updated - 03/18/2020 10:13 AM)

Reporting Ordering Provider and NPI
(Updated - 03/18/2020 10:04 AM)

Provider Portal Upgrades
(Updated - 03/04/2020 05:32 PM)

February

Save The Date: Health Choice Q1 All Provider Forum
(Updated - 02/28/2020 03:23 PM)

Reminder: Health Choice Online Pharmacy Coverage Determinations
(Updated - 02/28/2020 03:23 PM)

January

Company Changes – Steward BCBSAZ Health Choice Pathway
(Updated - 01/10/2020 09:28 AM)

Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) Update
(Updated - 02/28/2020 03:22 PM)


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