Implementation of the 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG) Outpatient Reimbursement System

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) is implementing the EAPG outpatient reimbursement system effective January 1, 2021. The EAPG fee schedule will be posted no later than November 2, 2020.

Provider orientation sessions were held in mid-October via webinar.

We appreciate everyone’s patience with the implementation delay as we strive to ensure a successful launch and avoid undue stress on the healthcare community during these challenging times. In an effort to ensure successful execution of this new reimbursement system, a pilot program will be in place for a few already identified providers from November 1 through December 31, 2020.