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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Resources

We want to make your interactions with BlueCross as easy and efficient as possible. Here are a few resources we've developed to help you get the information you need quickly:

  • 2015 Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges): Top 10 Reminders for Providers – This handout gives noteworthy information on our Health Insurance Marketplace plans.
  • 2016 Member Identification Card Guide – This guide provides you with an overview of our various plans and associated networks.
  • 2015 Administrative Office Manual for Dental Providers – This manual provides you with an overview of dental benefits for our commercial, Federal Employee Program (FEP) Blue Dental, and State Dental and Dental Plus plans. We review the national Dental GRID program and give you information to help guide you through the credentialing and claims filing processes. GRID is a separate company that offers a dental network on behalf of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. You can also look back at the 2014 Administrative Office Manual for Dental Providers.
  • 2016 BlueCard® Program Provider Manual – This manual provides you with an overview and describes the advantages of the program. It will also help guide you through eligibility verification, precertification and claims filing processes for out-of-area members.
  • Dental GRID Program – Several BlueCross and BlueShield Plans around the nation have developed a program that enables dentists to see patients from other participating BlueCross and BlueShield Plans at the local Plan reimbursement levels. We call this program the national Dental GRID.
  • 2015 Provider Office Administrative Manual – This manual provides you with an overview of our benefit plans and medical management programs. It will also help guide you through the credentialing, claims filing and appeals processes. You can also look back at the 2014 Provider Office Administrative Manual.
  • 2014 Urgent Care Facilities Reminders Revision – This handout provides top reminders for urgent care facilities.
  • Ancillary Claims Filing Reminders – This guide gives providers an overview of our filing guidelines for ancillary services. 
  • Healthier Moms and Babies – Our maternity health magazine gives information about our maternity managed care programs, informs you of helpful tools to engage your patients and provides you with resources to integrate your patient care with our services. There are articles about the Birth Outcomes Initiative, using the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process in your practice, benefits of Centering Pregnancy and more.
  • How to Determine If You Are a Network Provider – This guide will show you how to use the Doctor and Hospital Finder to verify network access for BlueCross plans nationwide.
  • Improving Patient Satisfaction for Providers – This publication gives you information on how to improve patient satisfaction. It includes articles about care coordination, quality standards and opportunities for physician care improvement.  
  • Preventive Care Guide – This guide provides an outline of the services the Affordable Care Act approves as preventive for non-grandfathered plans.
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Have a question about BlueCross coverage or claims? Check here first.
  • Glossary – View the definitions for commonly used insurance terms.
  • Provider Quick Reference Card - Use this chart to identify the most efficient method to obtain benefit information and get preauthorization for certain services.
  • Reference Guide for Provider Information & Contacts – This at-a-glance reference tool is perfect for locating contact information for our Plans and service areas. It also includes BlueCard quick tips, electronic carrier codes and a county map of South Carolina that is color-coded according to the provider advocate.
  • What You Need to Know About Skilled Nursing Facilities – This booklet gives an overview of procedures, authorization requirements and claims filing guidelines for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
  • State Dental Plan Fee Schedule – Learn how to get the most recent State Dental Plan fee information. 
  • State Health Plan Fee Schedule – Learn how to get the most recent State Health Plan fee information.
  • Webinar Etiquette – A handout to help you get the most out of attending Palmetto Provider University training.

Find more ways to streamline your business with BlueCross in our Provider Tools section.

Patient Resources

Your number one priority is to get patients healthy and keep them that way. We're here to help. We've compiled a few resources to help you manage your patients' care: