How do I submit a paper claim?

Part D prescription drug claims

When you go to a network pharmacy, the pharmacy automatically submits your claim to us. However, if you have to go to an out-of-network pharmacy, the pharmacy may not be able to submit your claim directly to us.

You may use an out-of-network pharmacy if you:

In these situations, please check first with Member Services to see if there is a network pharmacy nearby. If you must use an out-of-network pharmacy, you will generally have to pay the full cost (rather than paying your normal share of the cost) when you fill your prescription. You can ask us to reimburse you for our share of the cost by sending us your request for payment, along with your pharmacy receipt documenting the payment you have made.

To make sure you are giving us all the information we need to make a decision, fill out our claim form to make your request for payment. To obtain a claim form, click the claim form for your plan below or call Member Services and ask for the form.

Part D prescription drug claim forms

Mail your request for payment together with any receipts to us at:

BCBSM Part D Claims Department
Express Scripts
ATTN: Medicare Part-D
P.O. Box 2858
Clinton, IA 52733-2858

Medical claims

Most of the time, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers submit claims directly to us. Occasionally, you may need to pay for a service out-of-pocket and seek reimbursement from us.

Member reimbursement form

This form is also called Member Application for Payment Consideration. Use this form if you've received covered medical services and are seeking reimbursement from us. This is most often used for flu shots.

When we receive your request for payment, we will let you know if we need any additional information. Otherwise, we will consider your request and decide whether to pay it and how much we owe. Contact us for more information if you have any other questions.

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Important information about these plans

Medicare Plus Blue and Prescription Blue are PPO and PDP plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Medicare Plus Blue and Prescription Blue depends on contract renewal.

Medicare Plus Blue PPO

Medicare Plus Blue PPO is available to all Medicare beneficiaries who are Michigan residents and are entitled to receive services under Medicare Part A and enrolled in Part B.

With the exception of emergency or urgent care, it will cost more to get care from non-plan or non-preferred providers. Your responsibility will be greater out-of-network when the out-of-network coinsurance is based on the Medicare-allowed amount and the contracted amount is lower. You may receive services from any provider who accepts Original Medicare. Your out-of-pocket costs will be lower if you choose a network provider. To find a network provider, visit http://www.bcbsm.com/medicare/find-a-doctor/.

Prescription Blue PDP

Prescription Blue PDP is available to all Medicare beneficiaries who are Michigan residents entitled to receive services under Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B.

Medicare Plus Blue PPO and Prescription Blue PDP

Premiums vary by county. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. You may enroll in only one Part D plan at a time.

Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply.

Our network includes approximately 2,400 Michigan retail pharmacies, representing approximately 98 percent of all Michigan pharmacies. Nationwide, most chain pharmacies are in our network, as well as long-term care and home infusion pharmacies and Indian/Tribal/Urban (Indian Health Service) pharmacies.

In general, benefits are only available at contracted network pharmacies. Plan drugs may be covered in special circumstances; for instance, illness while traveling outside of the plan's service area where there is no network pharmacy. You may have to pay more than your normal cost-sharing amount if you get your drugs at an out-of-network pharmacy. Quantity limitation and restrictions may apply. In addition, you will likely have to pay the pharmacy's full charge for the drug and submit documentation to receive reimbursement from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. For additional information on network pharmacies, please call Member Services at 1-877-241-2583, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15 through Sept. 30, with weekend hours Oct. 1 through Feb. 14. TTY users call 711. Certain services available 24/7 through our automated telephone response system. You may also write to: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 600 E. Lafayette Blvd., Mail Code X521, Detroit, MI 48226.

If you decide to have your plan premium withheld from your Social Security check or deducted from your checking or savings account, it may take up to three months for the automatic deduction to begin. If your premium amount is currently withheld from your Social Security check or deducted from your checking or savings account and you wish to receive a monthly bill instead, the change may also take up to three months to become effective. During this time, you will be responsible for paying your premium.

The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and or copayments/coinsurance may change on Jan. 1 of each year.

Medicare beneficiaries may enroll in Medicare Plus Blue PPO or Prescription Blue PDP through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://www.medicare.gov. BCBSM does not control Medicare's website and is not responsible for its content. You may only enroll in Medicare Plus Blue PPO or Prescription Blue PDP during specific times of the year.

For more information, please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan at 1-888-563-3307. TTY users call 711. Hours are: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15 through Sept. 30, with weekend hours Oct. 1 through Feb. 14.

LegacySM Medigap

Legacy Medigap offers access to any hospital, doctor or other health care provider in the U.S. or its territories that accepts Medicare assignment. The plan does not require members to use a specified provider network. Legacy Medigap is a Medigap health insurance policy administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Neither Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan nor agents authorized to sell Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan policies are connected with Medicare.