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...


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...