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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield to Treat EI Providers as In-Network

The Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI) and Public Consulting Group (PCG), the State Fiscal Agent, would like to announce that Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire) has agreed to treat EI Providers as in-network for all EI services provided under New York State Regulated plans.

EI Providers, who may serve Empire children, should receive by mail a Letter of Agreement from Empire shortly. In order to be treated as an in-network provider for EI services by Empire, providers will need to sign this agreement and return it to Empire as soon as possible. Please fax the signed agreement to 1-877-718-7153 or mail it to:

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

3 Huntington Quadrangle

Provider Solutions – Mail Drop 3-4

Melville, NY 11747

Tel: (800) 552-6630

If you have any questions on this “Letter of Agreement,” please call (800) 552-6630 and follow the steps below:

  1. Select Option 1: Medical Providers
  2. Enter your NPI Number
  3. Select Option 4: Provider Updates and Other Information
  4. Select Option 1: Participation and Credentialing Information
  5. Enter the zip code of the business address
  6. Call the number given to you and follow any instructions you receive so you may communicate with the provider relations coordinator in your service area

EI Providers that complete and return the agreement will be treated as in-network providers ONLY for the EI services they provide. Providers that wish to become in-network with Empire for other lines of business (non-EI services) should follow Empire’s standard rules for becoming in-network.

If you are already in-network with Empire, please disregard this notice as no further action is required on your part.

Article ID: 290, Created On: 10/27/2015, Modified: 10/27/2015

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