Blog Posts by Date: Jun 2012


Termination of the BlueCard Program Runs Afoul of State and Federal Regulations

  • June 19, 2012

For months Lab Industry groups have struggled without success to persuade BCBS representatives to meet with stakeholders and discuss the administrative/regulatory implications of non-standard claims filing rules imposed by BCBS associated with the termination of the BlueCard program. Stakeholders also stressed the access of services issue for...

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Who if anyone benefits from the dismantling of the BlueCard® program?

  • June 12, 2012

In May of 2010, the BCBS Association notified Blue Plans of a change to the BlueCard® program that would require ancillary claims to be filed to their local plans for independent clinical lab, DME/HME and specialty pharmacy. For independent clinical labs the "local plan" was defined as the plan in whose service area the specimen was drawn as...

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