Our Provider Newsletters

Our newsletters inform health care professionals about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network policies and programs. We cover billing information, referral and authorization requirements and other helpful news. 

Health care providers are invited to subscribe to any of these electronic newsletters.

The Record 

Primary audience: Blue Cross participating health care providers, office managers and billers

A monthly newsletter focusing on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's commercial and Medicare Plus BlueSM health plans. The Record provides updates on billing and coding information, documentation guidelines, group coverage and products, as well as information on training and webinars.

See the current issue and previous editions in the archive.



BCN Provider News

Primary audience: BCN-contracted health care providers, office managers, referral coordinators and billers

Bi-monthly newsletter published six times per year, with occasional BCN alerts for breaking news, focusing on Blue Care Network commercial and BCN AdvantageSM health plans. Topics include provider network changes, billing, referrals and authorizations, prescription drugs, medical policy and BCN products.

See the current issue (PDF) and previous editions in the archive.

For Blue Care Network-affiliated professionals, this newsletter keeps you informed.

Blues Brief

Primary audience: Participating Blue Cross and BCN health care providers, office managers and billers

This newsletter features short summaries and updates that have previously been published in either The Record or BCN Provider News. We produce various issues for specific audiences.

See our current issues or view past issues in the archive. For descriptions, see our subscription page.

Blues Brief for physician offices—current issue

Blues Brief for hospitals and facilities—current issue

Blues Brief for oncology providers—current issue

Blues Brief for physical, occupational and speech therapy offices—current issue

Blues Brief for behavioral health providers—current issue

Blues Brief for chiropractic offices—current issue

Blues Brief a newsletter for Blue Cross and BCN providers.

Hospital and Physician Update

Primary audience: Participating Blue Cross and BCN physicians and hospital executives

This newsletter is published every other month, and covers all Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network health plans. Topics include high-level policy changes, patient care and quality initiatives, and articles on how our partnership initiatives are transforming health care in Michigan.

Take a look at the current issue and previous editions in the archive.


Value Partnerships Update

Primary audience: Physician organizations and participants of Blue Cross’ Value Partnerships programs and projects

The newsletter features updates about the Physician Group Incentive Program, Patient-Centered Medical Home and Collaborative Quality Initiatives. You'll also find links to PGIP quarterly meeting registrations. 

Access is limited to subscribers.


Dental Care News 

Primary audience: Dental care providers

A quarterly publication for dentists and staff about claims filing, program policy and continuing education.

Check out recent editions in the archive.