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Provider Administrative Policy

Claims Submission
Policy Date
November 2007
Revised/May 2008
Provider Type(s)
All Providers  


Our provider administrative policies contain information regarding claims submission, reimbursement, and other information in order to achieve an efficient relationship with our providers. These policies are not an authorization or explanation of benefits. Blue Cross of Idaho retains the right to add to, delete from and otherwise modify this policy in accordance with our provider contracts.



Blue Cross of Idaho requires all anesthesia claim submissions to include the five digit CPT anesthesia procedure codes 00100-01999. This includes all traditional, PPO and commercial managed care business.

If you submit surgical codes with modifiers, the claims will be returned and you will need to resubmit them with the appropriate anesthesia codes.

Exception: when billing modifier 47, see PAP503.

If you have any questions, please contact your provider relations representative.

For additional information on Anesthesia claim submissions refer to PAP500PAP503, PAP504 and PAP507.


Policy History

Date Action Reason
May 2008 Revised Title match

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