Hospital Transfers

BCBSWY understands that providing care during the COVID 19 pandemic is challenging. To minimize administrative burden, we are relaxing our prior authorization requirements for hospital transfers and will cover non emergent transfers required during the pandemic to alleviate staffing and bed availability

In the event that a hospital feels the need to move patients out of the hospital to free up space for COVID 19 care, BCBSWY asks the receiving facility reach out to BCBSWY for prior authorization within five days of admission.

BCBSWY will permit retro authorization for our members.

This does not apply to FEP members. FEP members continue to require authorization prior to admission into a SNF.

This policy does not impact direct admissions to a skilled nursing facility.

Reminder Telemedicine Update

Effective December 1, 2020, BCBSWY will reimburse telemedicine visits for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

To see these updates and others please see our Telemedicine Matrix.

Open Bed Campaign

Are you in need of continuing medical education credits?
BCBSWY has partnered with the Open Bed Campaign, with the mission to immunize all eligible adults for vaccine preventable diseases including pneumococcal and influenza infection in order to:

  • Reduce the demand on local health systems for hospitalization and ICU admissions,
  • Reduce the risk of co infection with multiple respiratory system diseases particularly for
    vulnerable populations at greatest risk of severe illness and mortality, and
  • Improve patient health outcomes given the resurgence of COVID 19 during the Fall and
    Winter, 2020.
  • This online training is FREE to BCBSWY providers and offers up to 2.5 CME credits.

To get started or learn more go to:

BCBSWY Mailing Address:
PO Box 2266, Cheyenne, WY 82003 2266

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Association


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