In conjunction with our recent announcement, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is working diligently to update our policies around the temporary waiver of member cost-sharing (copays, coinsurance, and deductibles) for treatment related to COVID-19.
Until May 4th, or longer if determined by BCBSRI, we will waive member cost sharing for COVID-19-related treatments for in-network providers and facilities. This policy change applies to commercial and Medicare Advantage members. Self-funded employer groups will be given the option to adopt these changes for their employees.
Once finalized, we will issue updated policies on our website, https://www.bcbsri.com/providers/ and provide network providers with notices via Alerts and Updates. BCBSRI’s policies will include all aspects of coding and billing to support this waiver of member cost share.
We appreciate our providers’ cooperation and understanding in these unprecedented times. Our company is working diligently to communicate all necessary information to providers in a timely manner. As always, we appreciate your participation in our network and value the services you provide to our members and customers.