Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Update All Payers Workshop December 5, 2014 Presented by Sally Stevens Kansas Solutions A new BCBSKS subsidiary
Effective January 1, 2015 Limited network BCBSKS' 103-county service area only! Excludes Johnson & Wyandotte Counties in KS Represented by an empty suitcase Sold to individuals on and off the exchange and small group (SHOP) markets Claims for Solutions members will have its own remittance advice (RA)
Kansas Solutions Blue Solutions is not a traditional HMO: Members will NOT choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) No referral is needed for visiting a specialty provider Members have open access through the BCBSKS Blue Choice network
Providers reimbursed using Blue Choice payment rates Kansas Solutions Kansas Solutions The following alpha prefixes will be used for Kansas Solutions members:
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grace ACA mandates aPeriod three-month grace period for individual members who: receive a premium subsidy have paid at least one month's premium are delinquent in paying their portion of premiums
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grace Period BCBSKS will: pay the claims with a date of service in the first month of being delinquent pend the claims with a date of service in the second and third month of being delinquent providers will a receive a letter when claims are
pending Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grace Period Providers cannot bill the patient during the three-month grace period. Provider can bill the patient once they have received a remittance advice advising the adjudication of the claim. If the patient purchases coverage through the Marketplace again and
they meet the ACA grace period mandate, the patient can have coverage again and not have to remit payment for the previous delinquent dues. Availity will display delinquent information for month two and three beginning January 1, 2015. ICD-10 Testing Two types of testing: 1. Acknowledgement testing: Healthcare payer confirms that a test claim can be accepted,
but doesn't test how it will be reimbursed. 2. End-to-End testing: Healthcare payers will submit a test claim through the payers claim adjudication system and report the reimbursement to the provider. ICD-10 Testing Acknowledgement testing is testing with the provider's vendor/clearinghouse etc.; not the payer.
ICD-10 test claim is created Test claim is transmitted to your clearinghouse or ASK Front-end edits, including validation of ICD-10 code set, will be applied Acknowledgments (999 and 277CA) will be generated No test 835 will be returned ICD-10 Testing
End-to-End testing is testing with the payer Testing begins February 2015 Providers need to request set-up in the test system ICD-10 test claim is created Test claim data is submitted to BCBSKS via a spreadsheet Test claim is transmitted to your clearinghouse or ASK Front-end edits, including validation of ICD-10 code
set, will be applied Acknowledgments (999 and 277CA) will be generated Test 835 will be returned ICD-10 Testing Providers testing could see unexpected rejections Testing benefits you and the payers
Final thoughts on ICD-10 Testing: budget for and expect delays review acknowledgements and utilize claim status resources www.ask-edi.com http://www.bcbsks.com/CustomerService/Pro viders/icd-10/index.htm Corrected Claims
Increases administrative expenses Slows down payment turnaround Reasons for filing a corrected claim: billing late charges (lab, physical therapy, drugs, anesthesia, recovery room, Operating Room services) combining outpatient services onto an inpatient claim add additional diagnosis code or a modifier Work to find ways within your hospital to ensure that
all the charges are on the initial claim. REDUCING CLAIMS IS A WIN FOR EVERYONE! Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Update Thank you for your time today! Questions?
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