|[February 08, 2013]
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maine Adjusts Health and Pharmacy Benefits for Members Affected by the Winter Storm
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine --(Business Wire)--
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maine today announced revised medical
and pharmacy guidelines to help members who are directly impacted by the
The revised guidelines will help members who are impacted by the winter
storm access needed medical care and prescription drugs.
Members affected by the winter storm should seek medical assistance
wherever it is available and have their medications refilled at any
pharmacy or shipped to them.
In addition, for members in Maine, all providers caring for affected
members will be considered "in-network" providers.
These revisions apply to affected members living in Maine who are
affected by the storm and who are covered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue
Shield in Maine.
For impacted members, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is:
Allowing the affected members to see any physician necessary to
provide access to care.
Paying all claims as in-network, regardless of whether or not the
health care provider is in network.
Suspending early refill limits.
Suspending utilization management (UM) review of in-hospital cases.
Allowing replacement of medical equipment or supplies.
Extending filing deadlines for claims.
Extending the time period for notification of hospital admissions.
These medical and pharmacy guidelines are effective immediately until
For additional questions, members should call the phone number on the
back of their membership card.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is the trade name of Anthem
Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem
Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and
symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield in Maine is available at www.anthem.com.
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