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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from V2A to V9Z

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 V2A to V9Z 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 V2A to V9Z – Latest Insights

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
V2A North Carolina Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of North Carolina PPO, HDHP, EPO
V2B Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, Medicaid, POS
V2C Rhode Island Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Rhode Island Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
V2D California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, POS, HMO
V2E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, PPO, Medicaid
V2F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
V2G Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
V2H Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts Medicaid, EPO, PPO
V2I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V2J Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
V2K Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
V2L Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
V2M Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota POS, PPO, EPO
V2N Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, HMO, HDHP
V2O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V2P Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia EPO, HMO, Medicaid
V2Q California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
V2R Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin POS, Medicare Advantage, EPO
V2S Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado HMO, PPO, Medicaid
V2T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
V2U California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, POS, HMO
V2V California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
V2W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V2X New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York POS, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
V2Y New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
V2Z Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia EPO, Medicare Advantage, POS
V3A Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, EPO, PPO
V3B Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, Medicaid, POS
V3C Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, HMO
V3D Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, HDHP, EPO
V3E Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
V3F Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
V3G Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, POS, HMO
V3H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
V3I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V3J Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, POS, Traditional Indemnity
V3K Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V3L Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
V3M Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, PPO, EPO
V3N Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
V3O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V3P Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, HMO, Medicaid
V3Q Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
V3R Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V3S California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, HMO, PPO
V3T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
V3U California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, POS, HMO
V3V Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
V3W Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
V3X Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V3Y California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, HDHP, Medicaid
V3Z California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, POS, Medicare Advantage
V4A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, PPO, EPO
V4B Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont HDHP, Medicaid, POS
V4C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, HMO, Medicare Advantage
V4D California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, EPO, HDHP
V4E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
V4F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
V4G New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HMO, POS
V4H Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
V4I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V4J Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
V4K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V4L California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V4M Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, PPO, EPO
V4N Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
V4O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V4P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicaid, HMO
V4Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V4R Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V4S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, PPO, HMO
V4T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
V4U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, POS, HMO
V4V Texas Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
V4W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V4X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V4Y Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
V4Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5A Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5B Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, Medicaid, POS
V5C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, HMO, Medicare Advantage
V5D Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, EPO, HDHP
V5E Penselvinia Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Penselvinia POS, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
V5F California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
V5G Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia EPO, HMO, POS
V5H Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
V5I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5L California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V5M Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, PPO, EPO
V5N Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
V5O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5P California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, Medicaid, HMO
V5Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5R Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V5S Penselvinia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, PPO, HMO
V5T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
V5U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V5V Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
V5W Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont HDHP, EPO, Medicare Advantage
V5X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V5Y New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
V5Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V6A Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HMO, EPO
V6B Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, POS, Medicaid
V6C Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V6D California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, PPO, HDHP
V6E Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicaid, POS, Traditional Indemnity
V6F Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, Medicare Advantage, PPO
V6G California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, HDHP, EPO
V6H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HMO
V6I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V6J Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HDHP, HMO, POS
V6K Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
V6L California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
V6M Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, POS, Medicaid
V6N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V6O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V6P Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky POS, Medicaid, EPO
V6Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V6R Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky Medicare Advantage, HMO, POS
V6S Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
V6T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, PPO, Medicare Advantage
V6U Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, HMO, EPO
V6V Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HDHP
V6W California Blue-Cross PPO, Medicare Advantage, POS
V6X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
V6Y Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, HDHP, PPO
V6Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7A Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, PPO, HDHP
V7B Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
V7C Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
V7D Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, EPO, Medicaid
V7E California Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, HMO, Medicare Advantage
V7F California Blue-Cross POS, PPO, HDHP
V7G California Blue-Cross Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
V7H California Blue-Cross HMO, Medicare Advantage, POS
V7I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7J California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V7K Virginia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
V7L Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin EPO, HDHP, Medicaid
V7M Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, POS, HMO
V7N Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
V7O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, Medicare Advantage
V7Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7R California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
V7S Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania EPO, Medicare Advantage, PPO
V7T Georgia Blue-Cross Blue Shield HDHP, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
V7U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7W California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
V7X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V7Y California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
V7Z California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, POS, HMO
V8A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas PPO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
V8B California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, EPO, Medicaid
V8C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, PPO
V8D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, HMO
V8F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8G Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, EPO
V8H Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama HMO, Medicaid, POS
V8I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8M Ohio Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Medicare Advantage, POS
V8N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8P Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8Q Indiana Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HDHP
V8R Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8S Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, POS, Medicaid
V8T Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
V8U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V8Z Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut HMO, Medicare Advantage, PPO
V9A Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado EPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
V9B Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, POS, HMO
V9C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
V8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9G Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HMO
V9H Virginia Blue Cross Blue Shield POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
V9I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9M California Blue Cross HMO, POS, PPO
V9N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9P Virginia Blue Cross Blue Shield POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
V9Q Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
V9R California Blue Cross HMO, EPO, POS
V9S Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9T Georgia Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
V9U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
V9Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

BCBS prefixes help identify out-of-state members through the BlueCard program. The three-character prefix directs claims and inquiries to the member’s home plan, facilitating accurate processing and verification of coverage even when members receive services outside their home state.

The letters in a BCBS prefix indicate specific information about the member's plan. The first two characters usually identify the BCBS plan, while the third character can signify the type of product (e.g., PPO, HMO) or other specific details about the plan. This coding helps in categorizing and managing different insurance plans effectively.

Several resources are available for decoding BCBS prefixes, including the official BCBS website, third-party BCBS prefix lookup tools, and specific guides provided by BCBS plans. These resources help healthcare providers and billing professionals quickly identify the correct plan and coverage details associated with each prefix.

BCBS prefixes are not reused within the same region or plan. Each prefix is unique and remains specific to a particular plan and region to avoid confusion and ensure accurate claims processing and member identification.

Yes, BCBS prefixes are linked to specific regions or states. They help route claims to the correct Blue Cross Blue Shield company based on the member's location, ensuring that claims are processed by the appropriate regional office.