Provider Update – Obesity Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming has updated procedure codes related to obesity coverage and preventive benefits. Preventive diet, behavioral, and medical counseling are permitted for obesity under the US Preventive Service Task Force recommendations. These standard preventive benefits apply to all fully insured lines of business but can vary for self-funded groups.

Pease refer to the website link https://www.bcbswy.com/providers/provider-resources/billing/ to review the guide for the full Obesity Benefit Synopsis.

Outpatient Prior Authorization Requests Through Availity

Starting Sept. 1, we are requiring all service (outpatient) prior authorization requests to be submitted through Availity with the following exceptions:

    • Any services related to Transplant
    • Any services related to Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric or Substance Abuse

For more information on prior authorization requirements please visit the following link:

https://www.bcbswy.com/providers/preadmin/

Availity Recorded Webinar Available – Prior Authorizations

To assist our providers with the Sept. 1 transition, BCBSWY would like to share the recorded webinar for you to view at your convenience.

Please follow this link, login to Availity Portal. Then click the Enroll button to view the course.

 

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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