How can an agent or consultant acting on behalf of a group receive PHI?

An agent or consultant acting on behalf of an ERS/ASC group can receive reports containing PHI if the group completes the following:

  • Business Associate Agreement (ASC only)
  • Plan Sponsor Certification
  • Email agentadminaorrequests@bcsbm.com or fax (877) 230-5133 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan authorization on business letterhead indicating:
    • Agent/consultant is the group's business associate
    • Specifically identify the requested information/reports that the agent or consultant can receive