Many clinicians reported delays in receiving payments from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO plans. Calls to BCBS left several clinicians with even more questions -- from the cause of the delays to exactly when they might expect to see payment. So our union, CliniciansUNITED / SEIU Local 509, reached out to our contacts at Blue Cross to get to the bottom of this weeks-long delay.
So far, the insurer issued a formal Managed Care Behavioral Health Provider Update, which stated that "Managed Care claims for dates of service after 1/1/16 will be released by the end of February. "
*CliniciansUNITED plans to approach Blue Cross Blue Shield with this information to pursue reimbursement -- with interest, where applicable -- for unpaid claims.