Anthem BCBC Provider Payment Schedule Update
December 2017 ~
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem BCBS) has announced that starting in 2018, more claim payments and remittance advice issued to Anthem providers will be made on a weekly basis.
Additionally, the insurer says non-FEP payments under $5.00 will be held for a maximum of 14 days to allow for additional claims to combine to increase the payment amount. This change is being made for efficiency and to ensure consistency between professional and facility claim payments for commercial, Federal Employee Program® (FEP®), Anthem Medicare Advantage and Anthem Medicaid members. Please note, this will not affect payments made from Anthem BCBS’ National Account system. If you are a provider receiving paper claim checks or Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payments from Anthem on a daily basis, you will be able to schedule posting on a weekly cycle after this change.
Anthem notes that it will continue to comply with applicable state prompt pay requirements.
Source(s): Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Network Update;