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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from Q2A to Q9Z

BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefixes are three-character combinations of letters and numbers found at the beginning of the identification number on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance cards. They help in identifying the health plans of patients along with their insurance companies.

This blog will cover the alpha numeric prefixes ranging from Q2A to Q9Z and list down their applicable state, insurance company name, and type of health plans. Continue reading and let Health Quest Billing find the right alpha numeric prefix for you.

BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from Q2A to Q9Z

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
Q2A Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska PPO, HMO, Medicaid
Q2B Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado POS, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
Q2C Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Traditional Indemnity, EPO, POS
Q2D Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
Q2E Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicaid, HDHP, POS
Q2F Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
Q2G Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
Q2H Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado EPO, POS, Medicare Advantage
Q2I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q2J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q2K Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, HMO, EPO
Q2L Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
Q2M Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Traditional Indemnity, POS, HMO
Q2N Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado EPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
Q2O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q2P California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage
Q2Q California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
Q2R California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, HDHP, PPO
Q2S California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, HMO, POS
Q2T California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
Q2U Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut PPO, POS, HDHP
Q2V Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania HMO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
Q2W Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicaid, EPO, HMO
Q2X Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut HDHP, PPO, Medicaid
Q2Y California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, POS, EPO
Q2Z California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
Q3A Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3B Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3C Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3D California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
Q3E Massachusetts Blue Benefit Administrators of Massachusetts EPO, Medicare Advantage, HMO
Q3F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3G Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
Q3H Pennsylvania Geo Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HMO, POS
Q3I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3M California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, EPO, POS
Q3N New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
Q3O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3P Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3R Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3S California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, HDHP, POS
Q3T Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3V Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania POS, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
Q3W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q3W Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicaid, EPO, POS
Q3Y Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HDHP, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
Q3Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4A New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, POS, HDHP
Q4B Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, HMO
Q4C Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont PPO, Medicaid, POS
Q4D California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
Q4E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4F Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, POS, HDHP
Q4G Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Traditional Indemnity, EPO, Medicaid
Q4H Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia POS, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
Q4I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4K Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, Medicare Advantage, HMO
Q4L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4M Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio POS, EPO, HDHP
Q4N Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
Q4O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4P Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HDHP, POS, Medicare Advantage
Q4Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4R Indiana Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, Medicaid, HDHP
Q4S Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, POS, Traditional Indemnity
Q4T California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, PPO, EPO
Q4U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q4Y Massachusetts Blue Benefit Administrators of Massachusetts Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
Q4Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5A Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Traditional Indemnity, POS, EPO
Q5B Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage
Q5C Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicaid, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
Q5D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5G Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, HMO, EPO
Q5H Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
Q5I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5J Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, EPO, PPO
Q5K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5M Pennsylvania Geo Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, EPO, Medicaid
Q5N Pennsylvania Geo Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania POS, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
Q5O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5P Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin EPO, Medicaid, HDHP
Q5Q Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, POS, Medicare Advantage
Q5R Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5S Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
Q5U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5W Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
Q5X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q5Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6A Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
Q6B Missouri Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
Q6C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, POS, EPO
Q6D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6G Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6H Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6M Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, Medicaid, PPO
Q6N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6P Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6R Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
Q6S Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6T Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q6Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7A Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
Q7B Missouri Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Medicaid, POS, HMO
Q7C California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, Medicare Advantage, PPO
Q7D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7G Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7H Missouri Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri EPO, Medicaid, POS
Q7I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7M Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, EPO, POS
Q7N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7P California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, EPO, HDHP
Q7Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7R Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7S Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, HDHP, PPO
Q7T Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q7Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8A Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8B Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HMO, Medicaid
Q8C Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
Q8D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8E Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, HMO, POS
Q8F Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
Q8G Missouri Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Traditional Indemnity, EPO, Medicaid
Q8H Nevada Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Nevada POS, HMO, HDHP
Q8I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8M Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, EPO, HDHP
Q8N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8R Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, POS, EPO
Q8S Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, HMO, POS
Q8U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q8Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9A Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
Q9B Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, POS, PPO
Q9C California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
Q9D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9G Colorado Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska HMO, PPO, Medicaid
Q9H Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9M Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicaid, POS, HDHP
Q9N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9P Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9R Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9S Vermont Blue-Cross Blue Shield POS, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
Q9T Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9V Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, POS, HMO
Q9W Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia PPO, EPO, Medicaid
Q9X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
Q9Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The three-character prefix at the beginning of the member's identification number is the key element used to identify and correctly route out-of-state claims to the appropriate BCBS Plan.

It is advisable to contact the member's insurance provider directly or use an online BCBS prefix lookup tool. An authentic tool can help identify the prefix based on the member's information​​.

The BCBS prefix is crucial for accurate billing. It ensures that claims are routed to the correct BCBS plan and processed efficiently. An incorrect or missing prefix can lead to delays or denials of claims​.

Several resources are available for decoding BCBS prefixes. They include online prefix lookup tools provided by BCBS and third-party websites.

Yes, there are digital tools available to look up BCBS prefixes. These tools can be found on the BCBS website or through third-party websites dedicated to BCBS prefix lookups.