How do I submit claims if I'm an indirect, support or remote provider?

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If you are an indirect, support or remote provider for members from multiple Blue Plans, follow these claim-filing procedures:

  • If you have a contract with the member's Blue Plan, file with that Plan.
  • If you normally send claims to the direct provider of care, follow normal procedures.
  • If you do not normally send claims to the direct provider of care and you do not have a contract with the member's Blue Plan, file with your local Blue Plan—BCBSRI.
  • If you are a health care provider that offers products, materials, informational reports and remote analyses or services, and are not present in the same physical location as a patient, you are considered an indirect, support, or remote provider. Examples include, but are limited to:
    • prosthesis manufacturers,
    • durable medical equipment suppliers,
    • independent or chain laboratories, or
    • telemedicine providers

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