Enroll in Medicare as a Provider

February 1, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published rules that will soon require nearly all providers who prescribe drugs for Part D patients to enroll in Medicare, or validly opt out, if appropriate. Beginning June 1, 2016, Medicare Part D may no longer cover drugs that are prescribed by physicians or other eligible professionals who are neither validly enrolled, nor opted out of Medicare.

CMS strongly recommends registering as soon as possible to allow for the processing of applications and to ensure Medicare enrollees are able to access their prescriptions without interruption of therapy.

Please review the CMS registration instructions and register with CMS, if appropriate, as soon as possible by clicking on the registration instructions. pdf document

Blue Cross®, Blue Shield® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO plans in Texas are provided by HCSC Insurance Services Company (HISC). Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO plans and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care HMO Special Needs Plan in Texas are provided by GHS Insurance Company (GHS).

Blue Cross MedicareRx is a prescription drug plan provided by HCSC Insurance Services Company HISC), an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in HISC’s plan depends on contract renewal.