BCBSNE Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

August through December 2016


Day One Precertification Review

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, BCBSNE will require facilities to precertify all acute inpatient and observation admissions for BCBSNE members and their dependents on day one. Join us for a webinar to learn about the requirements and guidelines for precertification and a demo of McKesson’s Clear Coverage™ tool, a web-based precertification system which can provide an automatic approval if criteria are met. 

  • Thursday, November 10, 12 to 1 p.m. (CST)
  • Thursday, November 17, 12 to 1 p.m. (CST)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 12 to 1 p.m. (CST)
  • Wednesday, December 14, 12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today!

2016 Risk Adjustment Series

Radiology Management Troubleshooting

Thursday, December 8, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today!

Introduction to Risk Adjustment

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Risk Adjustment methodology plays an essential role in your daily office activities.

Join us for the first webinar in this series: a brief history of Risk Adjustment methodology. Learn about the importance of accurate medical record documentation, understand the purpose of the Risk Adjustment Data Validation Audit and gain insight into the impact Population Health tools have on improving patient outcomes.

Register today for the Introduction to Risk Adjustment webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment

Mental Health Documentation

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Register today for the Mental Health Documentation webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment2

Oncology Coding

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Register today for the Oncology Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment3

Diabetes Coding

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today for the Diabetes Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment4

HIV, Sepsis & Opportunistic Infections Coding

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today for the HIV, Sepsis & Opportunistic Infections Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment5

Please contact Angeline Ford at Angeline.Ford@nebraskablue.com with questions.

Previous Webinars

August and September 2016

Radiology Preauthorization Program


December 2015


Prior Authorization Programs


November 2015


A New Opportunity - Medicare Advantage

The Basics of Dental Claims 


October 2015


Timely Filing and Corrected Claims


September 2015


The ABCs of FEP


August 2015


Risk Adjustment


June 2015


ICD-10: The Final Stretch


May 2015


The Appeal and Reconsideration Process


July 2014


BlueCard® Basics


June 2014


NeHii: Offering Benefits to Providers


May 2014


Credentialing Basics


April 2014


Health Care Reform Update


March 2014


Going Green with Blue 


December 2013


Affordable Care Act


Pediatric Dental Services


September 2013


Provider Service Changes


APR-DRG Webinar


July 2013


Provider Resource Webinar

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The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.


A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 


The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.


Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy

in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)


Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.


If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.


The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 

Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.


Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).


A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.