Provider Newsletters

Stay informed about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network's policies and programs. We cover billing information, referral and authorization requirements.

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The Record

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.

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

Current issue of The Record

The Record archive


BCN Provider News

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.

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

Current issue of BCN Provider News

BCN Provider News archive


Provider Alerts Weekly

A weekly email with a list of links to the previous week’s provider alerts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

Provider alerts offer you the information you need to know between newsletters. They are accessible through the secure Provider Resources website.

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Blues Brief

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.

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

Blues Brief for physician offices
Blues Brief for hospitals and facilities
Blues Brief for oncology providers
Blues Brief for physical, occupational and speech therapy offices
Blues Brief for behavioral health providers
Blues Brief for chiropractic offices

Blues Brief archive


Hospital and Physician Update

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.

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

Current Hospital and Physician Update issue
Hospital and Physician Update archive


Value Partnerships Update

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. 

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

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Dental Care Update

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

Primary audience: Dental care providers

Current Dental Care Update issues and archive

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