Anthem: Talk Desk Discontinued as of March 20, 2023
Talk Desk is being discontinued as a tool for recording telephonic scope of appointments and voice signatures. This change comes about due to the CMS implemented requirements of recording all pre-enrollment and post-enrollment calls to prospects and current members.
Additionally, Medicare Voice Signature Services is a new tool that is now available in Producer Toolbox. This tool is only available to use during a face-to-face appointment when the applicant is unable to physically or electronically sign the SOA or enrollment application and does not have a Power of Attorney representative present. The below Quick Reference Guide provides the steps for using the Medicare Voice Signature Service.
Medicare Voice Signature Services Quick Guide – PDF
- As a reminder, all calls with prospects and current members must be recorded and stored in a HIPAA compliant manner according to the CMS requirements implemented in October 2022. This includes all pre-enrollment calls and post-enrollment calls.
- By recording all calls, the requirements for recording telephonic scope of appointment and voice signature during enrollment are also fulfilled. It is not necessary to record a telephonic scope of appointment or voice signature separately.
- Talk Desk, the tool used for recording a telephonic scope of appointment and voice signature, will be discontinued as of March 20, 2023.
- Historical Talk Desk recordings will continue to be accessible in the Portal.
Questions? Please contact your CSM rep