Federal Employee Program Advanced Benefit Determination (ABD)

Effective June 14, 2021 Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) only accepts an FEP Advanced Benefit Determination (ABD) request for a service, procedure or Durable Medical Equipment (DME), if the charge is $5,000.00 or greater. The FEP ABD allows providers to contact the FEP customer contact center at the Local Plan to request information pertaining to a non-urgent service, procedure or a piece of DME, for which the contract does not require precertification or prior approval for. If the ABD request is accepted and reviewed, a notification letter will be sent to the provider. For any questions, please call 1-800-548-4026.