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Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice effective September 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage - Amerigroup to Conduct Periodic Audits to Ensure CMS Requirements
Medicare Advantage - Use JW Modifier When Submitting Claims for Discarded Drugs
Medicare Advantage - Follow CMS Guidelines for Part B Immunizations Claims Filing
Medicare Advantage - Help Ensure Part D Members Receive a Comprehensive Medication Review
Medicare Advantage - Self-Administered Drugs cannot be Billed to Members
Medicare Advantage - Billing Requirements for TAVR and TMVR
Medicare Advantage - Amerigroup Follows CMS Guidelines for DME Customization
Medicare Advantage - Prior authorization requirements for Doxil and Sustol
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization changes to Interferon gamma-1b, Mecasermin, and Azacitidine
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization Requirement for Torisel
Elective one and two vessel coronary artery bypass graft to require prior authorization
Q2 Medical policies and Clinical Utilization Management (UM) Guidelines (9/28/16)
October 2016 News Bulletin
QVAR pharmacy formulary change notice effective September 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage – Prior Auth for Elective One and Two CABG
Medicare Advantage – Prior Auth for New Injectable/Infusible: Texentriq
Medicare Advantage - Complete your Medicare Advantage AIM OptiNet® registration by Jan. 1, 2017
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization Requirements for Inflectra and Cinqair
September 2016 News Bulletin
Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice effective October 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization Requirements for new Injectable/Infusible Drugs: Darzalex and Empliciti
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization Requirements for new Injectable/Infusible Drugs: Istodax, Ixempra, and Taltz
Medicare Advantage - Please Use Medicare Billing Guidelines when filing Preventive Services Claims
Medicare Advantage - Claim Adjustments May Change Member Cost Share
Medicare Advantage - Ensure the Accuracy of Your Information in the Provider Directory
Medicare Advantage - Home Health Billing Instructions
Medicare Advantage - Complying with Medical Record Documentation Requests
Medicare Advantage - Check Your Contract Prior to Rendering Supplemental Benefits
Medicare Advantage - In-Home Bone Mineral Density Testing
Medicare Advantage - Assisting Members with Rheumatoid Arthritis Who May Be Missing Important Medications
Medicare Advantage - Clinical Cumulative Morphine Equivalent Dosing Point of Sale Edit effective January 1, 2017
Medicare Advantage - Improve Member’s Medication Adherence with 90-Day Prescriptions
Medicare Advantage - Alendronate added to the $0 Copay Tier
Medicare Advantage - Complete Your Medicare Advantage AIM OptiNet Registration for X-ray, Ultrasound or High-Tech Imaging Services
August 2016 news bulletin
Medicare Advantage - AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Advanced Imaging effective November 1, 2016
Federal nondiscrimination and accessibility update
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization for Emend (Fosaprepitant), Aloxi (Palonosetron), and Afstyla (Antihemophilic)
Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice
Medicare Advantage - Member Incentive for Annual Routine Physical
Precertification update for vascular embolization or occlusion services
Medicare Advantage - Prior Authorization Requirements for Vascular Embolization or Occlusion Services
July 2016 News Bulletin
ClaimsXten Upgrade
Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice effective July 1, 2016
Discontinuation of Trividia Health (formerly Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.) diabetic supplies
June 2016 News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Dual Advantage Simple Billing Tips
Frequently asked questions – Health Care Authority (HCA) Earlier Enrollment
Medicare Advantage - AIM OptiNet Imaging Services Initiative Postponed
May 2016 news bulletin
Electric breast pump sole source vendor change
Medicare Advantage - Part D Drugs must be Prescribed for FDA-Supported Indications, Medicare Compendiums
Update: Certain drugs to require prior authorization
Medicare Advantage - Outpatient Part B Nursing and Long-Term-Care Facilities: Contact OrthoNet for OT and PT Prior Authorizations
Medicare Advantage – Contact Medicare Part B Specialty Pharmacy before Injections, Infusion Drug Prior Authorization Expire
Medicare Advantage - Inpatient Stays and Observation : Please Help Members Maximize Health Benefit
Precertification for knee and spine orthoses effective August 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage - Notification of Prior Authorization Requirement for Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport for Medicare Advantage, MMP, and D-SNP Members to and from Dialysis Treatment
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Medical Necessity Reviews
Update on Pharmacy Prior Authorization Submissions
Medicare Advantage-AIM Oncology and Oncology Drugs
April 2016 News Bulletin
Medical policies update
Medicare Advantage - UPDATED: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health and Long-term Care Facilities: OrthoNet OT and PT Prior Authorization Delayed until Further Notice
Medicare Advantage - DSNP Training Required
Medicare Advantage - Quality Programs Support Patient Safety, Health Improvement
Medicare Advantage - AIM to Conduct Medical Necessity Reviews for Vascular Ultrasound Procedures
Medicare Advantage - Reminder to include the “Rendering Provider Location” for Radiology Services
Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice
March 2016 News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Medicare Advantage - AIM OptiNet imaging provider registration Frequently Asked Questions
Medicare Advantage - Additional Radiation Oncology Prior Authorizations Should Be Directed to AIM Effective July 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage - UPDATED: Imaging Scores for Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Could Impact Reimbursement
Medicare Advantage - New Prior Authorization Requirements Effective May 1, 2016
February 2016 News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Accurate Information about Your Practice
Medicare Advantage - HIPPS Codes Required for SNF and HHA Claims
Medicare Advantage - Contact OrthoNet for OT and PT Precertifications in SNF, HH, and LTC
Medicare Advantage - Medicare Notices and Provider Requirements
Medicare Advantage - Please Review Rx Changes to Help Members Find the Best Medication Values
Medicare Advantage - Additional Support Available for Members with Rare Conditions
Outpatient therapies authorization requirements change
January 2016 News Bulletin
Q4 Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines Update
Medicare Advantage - Webinar for all Imaging Providers
Quarterly pharmacy formulary change notice
December news bulletin
Quarterly Formulary Change Notice Effective December 1, 2015
Medicare Advantage - Register for Imaging Site Scores by March 1, 2016, to Avoid Unnecessary Line-Item Denials
Medicare Advantage - Avastin for Ophthalmic Use
Medicare Advantage - More $0 Copay Medication Available to Members with Chronic Conditions
November news bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Avoid Denials of Diagnostic Claims by Completing Item 20 (CMS 1500) Correctly
Medicare Advantage - Providers Must Enroll with Medicare to Prescribe Part D
Medicare Advantage - Amerigroup Encourages High-Risk Members to get a Flu Shot
Medicare Advantage - 2016 Plan Changes
Medicare Advantage - Diabetic Supply Changes for 2016
Medicare Advantage - Routine Physicals for 2016
October news bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Imaging Site Scores for Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Could Impact Reimbursement
Medicare Advantage - New 2016 prior authorization requirements effective January 1, 2016
Medicare Advantage - Part B Updates for Praluent, Repatha and Sylvant
Q3 Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines Update
September 2015 News Bulletin
Prior authorization required for drugs Entyvio and Cyramza
Medicare Advantage - Precertification update for scoliosis and spine deformity
Behavioral Health: Authorization Requirement Changes Effective November 1, 2015
Cervical Length Screening Guidelines
July-August news bulletin
Home Health Therapy Codes Update Effective September 1, 2015
Important Notice for Amerigroup Providers Regarding Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supply Services
DME Vendor Orientation Invitation
Medicare Advantage - Participating Providers: Bill Medicare Part D for Shingles or Tetanus Vaccination Claims
Medicare Advantage - 2015 Retrospective Medical Record Review Program
Medicare Advantage - Post Service Drug Claim Edits Updated
Medicare Advantage - Precertification Required on Part B New Injectables
Medicare Advantage - DSNP Training Invite
ICD-10 Coded Authorizations Accepted Effective June 1.
June 2015 News Bulletin
June 2015 Provider Orientation Webinar Invite
Medicare Advantage - New Precertification Requirements Effective September 1, 2015
May 2015 News Bulletin
May 2015 Provider Orientation Webinar Invite
April 2015 News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage - Part B Drug Reminder
Medicare Advantage - Precertification Required for Hemophilia Drugs
Pharmacy Formulary Change Notice Effective April 1, 2015​
Medicare Advantage - Recovery Look-Back Period to Align with CMS
Medicare Advantage - Select Cardiac Services to Be Reviewed
Medicare Advantage - Intensive Outpatient Program Services
Phone number change for Part B benefits
March 2015 News Bulletin
Encourage Medicare Advantage Members to Stay Up-to-Date on Preventive Care
OrthoNet to conduct post-service prepay reviews
Medicare Advantage - ClaimCheck Version 55 Upgraded Effective April 1, 2015
February 2015 News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage: Medicare Update to Pneumococcal Vaccine Policy
Medicare Advantage - Clearing House Helps Ensure Timely and Accurate Claims Payment for Vaccines Covered by Medicare Part D
Medicare Advantage: Medicare Immune Globulin Home Infusion Therapy Part B Coverage Reminder
Medicare Advantage national coverage determinations
Medicare Advantage: Amerigroup Washington, Optum Collaborating To Ensure Members Receive Regular Exams, Preventive Screenings
Medicare Advantage: OrthoNet to Conduct Medical Necessity Reviews, Professional Service Coding Reviews
January 2015 News Bulletin
New 2015 precertification fax number for skilled nursing, long term acute care and inpatient rehab
Medicare Amerivantage PBM Conversion
December 2014 Provider News Bulletin
Medicare Advantage: Provider Requirements and Medicare Notices
Medicare Advantage 2015 Annual Notice of Change in Products
Provider News Bulletin - November 2014
New Federally Qualified Health Center Billing Guidelines in Effect for Original Medicare
Flu Vaccinations
Medicare Advantage Peer to Peer Changes
Inpatient Readmissions
Encourage Exercise to Prevent Falls
Pharmacy Benefit Manager Change to Express Scripts, Inc. Effective November 1, 2014​
October 2014 Provider Bulletin
Upcoming changes to durable medical equipment precertification requirements
Postponed Upcoming Disbursement Process Changes
Health Homes - A holistic approach to care
Quarterly Pharmacy Formulary Change Notice
Improve Your Immunization Rates
HIPPS Codes Required for All Skilled Nursing and Home Health Providers
SBIRT Provider Training Available - Practitioners will learn how to screen people for substance use disorders and apply a brief negotiated interview to build motivation for change and link to appropriate services. This presentation will discuss the research and rationale for widespread implementation of SBIRT; teach participants how to use common screening instruments, describe, demonstrate and educate participants on how to perform a brief negotiated interview; and learn how SBIRT could be set-up in a clinic and explore protocols for referral to treatment.
Attention Behavioral Health Providers – Please respond to our brief survey to keep us informed of the services your practice currently performs.
Pharmacy Behavioral Health Medication Notice
Register Now for Availity
Availity Announcement and Frequently Asked Questions
Coming Soon! Enhanced Online Precertification Tool
Updated CMS 1500 Form
Quarterly Pharmacy Formulary Change Notice
Medicare Advantage Product Highlights Provider Letter
Medicaid Expansion Benefts Begin January 1, 2014
PCP Rate Increase Manual Update
Quarterly Pharmacy Formulary Change Notice
New Website Password Requirements
Medication Precertification Tool Available Now
Precertification Appeals Tool Available
Online Claims Appeals Tool Available
Quarterly Pharmacy Formulary Change Notice
Preventing the Flu
Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines Now Available
May 1, 2013, Change to UniCare CPBs & Guidelines
Our Medicaid ID Cards Have Gone Mobile!
Interpreter Services Now Provided Through CTS LanguageLink of Vancouver
Our New Online Provider Directory: Built for Providers and Members
Changes to Inpatient Precertification/Claims for CPE Hospitals Effective July 1, 2012.
Assess and Strengthen Your Cultural Competency.
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