Breakfast Forum: "Recreational Marijuana and the Workforce"

Lakeland Care Network Employer Services is offering you a chance to hear more about how to navigate the new law while maintaining a safe work environment at our upcoming breakfast forum. Hurry, registration ends Friday, February 15, 2019.

Will Marijuana Legalization Change Workplace Drug Policies?
Does the New Law Require Employers to Allow Use at Work?
What Does it Mean for Testing?

Reminder - Lakeland Associate Labs Go To Lakeland

February 4, 2019

Please remember that all labs requested for Lakeland associates, need to go to Lakeland laboratories, not Quest. 

Although the plan administrator changed from ASR to Priority Health for the Lakeland employees on 1/1/19,  the requirment for Lakeland covered plan members' labs stays the same - they must be sent to Lakeland for in-network consideration.

SWMBH- Paperless Claims Submission Changes

January 31, 2019

As Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health (SWMBH) continues to move forward in reducing paper and finding more efficient and cost effective ways to reduce healthcare administrative costs we are making changes to allowable claims submission methods for providers.

Effective October 1, 2018, SWMBH will no longer accept paper claims from its provider network. Claims will be returned to the provider.  There are now multiple ways for providers to submit claims to SWMBH without the need for paper forms. Claims may be submitted in any of the following ways:

New Medicare Advantage Contract Added

January 24, 2019

The Lakeland Care Network has added an additional Medicare contract to its panel. Effective 1/1/19, all Lakeland Care Network providers and offices participate with Blue Care Network's Medicare Advantage HMO plan.  This new contract will join Lakeland Care's two other existing Medicare Advantage contracts that are held with Humana and Priority Health. As this is a new contract, membership numbers will be low, so you may not see very many patients come in with this new coverage this year.

Insurance Payor Change for Two SW Michigan Employers

January 9, 2019

Effective on January 1, 2019, Gaishin Manufacturing and Supreme Casting have changed their insurance coverage from Ameraplan to ClaimChoice. 

At this time, please continue to send claims to Cofinity until further notice of changes.


LMOA January 2019 Meeting Invitation

January 8, 2019

LMOA is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality education to southwestern Michigan's healthcare community.

The Lakeland Medical Office Association invites you to attend our January luncheon and seminar.  


Program:  Legislative Update of Current Political Events and their Effect on Medical Practices

Join us for Josh Richmond’s presentation on Michigan’s current political events and policy.


Topics will include:

Meridian - Monthly Informational Handouts

December 11, 2018

Meridian has provided informational handouts on the following topics:

  • Meridiancare - 2018 Recap
  • Osteoporosis Management in Women and Preventing Fractures
  • Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment/ Antidepression Medication Management
  • Annual Monitoring for Patients in Persistent Medications

Please read the attachements for details.

Lakeland Care Network Expands Network of Mental Health Providers

November 19, 2018

Over the last several years, the need for mental health services in our nation as well as our own communities has steadily increased. Based upon the results of Lakeland’s Community Needs Assessment, we have learned that in order to meet the mental health demands of the community, we must expand our network.

Specific to mental health providers, Lakeland Care has credentialed physician psychiatrists and LP’s (Licensed Psychologists) which include the doctoral level degrees of PhD, PsyD, and EdD.