Updates to BCBSWY COVID-19 Response

Telemedicine

Because the health and safety of our community is of upmost of importance, BCBSWY continues to encourage telemedicine visits.

  • BCBSWY has extended our telemedicine benefits, including waiving member cost share, effective through 8/31/20. Expanded telemedicine benefits include all BCBSWY fully insured members but is optional for self-funded plans.
  • For additional information on how BCBSWY is processing telemedicine benefits view this matrix.
  • Go to www.fepblue.org/telehealth for more information on FEP telehealth benefits.

COVID-19 Treatment

BCBSWY has extended our commitment to waive all member cost sharing and copayments for treatment, and inpatient hospital admissions, due to the diagnosis of COVID-19 for all fully insured members but is optional for self-funded plans, effective 4/1/20-8/31/20.

RX Services

BCBSWY encourages members to explore mail-order options for your prescription refill needs.

COVID-19 Testing & Billing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) require health plans to cover diagnostic testing of COVID-19.

  • Coverage must be provided without any cost-share, prior authorization, or medical management requirements.
  • View our billing guidance to understand which billing codes are appropriate for testing services.
  • Antibody testing will not be a benefitable service when conducted for return to work or surveillance purposes.
  • Asymptomatic and pre-surgical COVID-19 diagnostic testing is covered when medically appropriate and supported by the accepted standards of current medical practice.

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