Prior to the joint venture between Blue Cros and Blue Shield, the Blue Shield plans only covered__________.
Blue Cross facilities that had signed contracts to provide services to subscribers for special rates were known as _________ hospitals.
In what year was the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) created?
Which is a function of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)?
hiring local personnel
The difference between for-profit status and nonprofit status is_____________________.
for-profit corporations pay taxes on profits generated by the corporation
When apolicyholder moves into an area served by a different BCBS corporation than the policyholder previously used, the plan must___________________________.
allow conversion and guarantee transfer of membership
The preferred provider network (PPN) allowed rate is generally_____________.
10 percent lower than the participating provider rate
What is an incentive for a provider to sign a PPN contract?
written notification of new employer groups and hospitals
Small businesses are likely to select which BCBS coverage?
An example of a benefit provided by BCBS basic coverage is_________________.
assistant surgeon fees
The BCBS plan type that offers choice and flexibility to subscribers is______________.
A special accidental injury rider provides which benefit?
Nonsurgical care is paid at 100% if treatment is received within the contracts established time frame.
What special handling is required for BCBS claims filed under the medical emergency care rider?
The ICD-9-CM codes must reflect a condition that requires immediate care.
The outpatient pretreatment authorization plan (OPAP) is also known as __________.
What title is listed on the BCBS identification cards for federal employees?
Government-Wide Service Benefit Plan
BCBS Medicare supplemental plans are also known as _________ plans.
The BlueCard Program allows members to obtain health services while in another BCBS service area. The patient will also__________.
receive the benefits of his or her home plan contract
Which BCBS program or plan would be most appropriate for a student who is attending school out of state?
Away from Home Care Program
What information is entered in block 13 of a BCBS CMS-1500 claim form?
nothing: the box is left blank
The name of the _________ is entered in box 17.
What is considered a commercial health insurance company?
Another term that can be used to indicate a fee-for-service plan is a _______ plan.
When CPT code 99070 is reported in Block 24D on the CMS-1500 claim, information that discribes 99070 is entered into which block?
How are primary and secondary insurances in a family determined?
The birthday rule states that whichever policyholder has the earliest birth year will be primary and the other secondary.
When the patient is the domestic partner of the primary policyholder, this id indicated on the CMS-1500 claim form by_________.
placing an X in the OTHER box of Block 6
Reimbursement for income lost as a result of a temporary or permanent illness or injury is covered by __________ insurance.
What is entered in Block 14 of the CMS-1500 claim form?
Date patient first experienced signs or symptoms of present illness or injury or date of Last Menstrual Period.
What is entered in Block 17B of the CMS-1500 claim form?
National Provider Identifier (NPI)
When a patients blood sample is sent to an outside lab, Block 24D will indicate it as procedures and services performed and the ___________________________________.
Outside provider`s NPI is entered in Block 24J of the CMS-1500 claim form as the provider who performed the service
If the patient paid a copayment on the claim being submitted, this is indicated on the CMS-1500 claim form by entering amount paid in____________.
If a patient is required to optain authorization to be treated by a specialist, where is this authorization number entered in the CMS-1500 claim form?
When an insurance claim is submitted to an insurance company that covers the treatment of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the _________ reviews the claim and determines coverage for the injured person.
Patient wishes to have payment from the health insurance company sent directly to her provider. How is this indicated on the CMS-1500 claim form?
Patient will sign Block 12
What is the correct way to enter the provider`s name and credentials in Block 31?
JOHN BROWN MD
If a patient has a credit or a negative balance what is entered in block 30?
A secondary health insurance plan generally provides coverage that is ___________________.
intended for copayments and coinsurance only
When laboratory tests are performed in the office how is this reported?
enter an X in the NO box of Block 20
Reimbursement for loss of or damage to a vehicle caused by fire, flood, hail, theft, vandalism, or wind is covered by _________ automobile insurance.
Where is a paid copayment indicated?
What is entered in Block 33A if the provider is part of a group practice?