July 15, 2024

PriorityActions July 11, 2024 Newsletter

Priority Health - PriorityActions for providers update July 11, 2024
*Resource to address GLP-1 shortages and support patient medication adherence
*July VOA roundup: watch new Modules and register for upcoming webinars
*Provider trainings for TurningPoint authorizations programs
*Reminder: Attest to your providers’ PCMH designations in PRA
*Prism inquiry turnaround times and when to reach out to our team

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July 9, 2024

PriorityActions June 20, 2024 Newsletter

*Get free vaccines for your eligible patients through the Vaccines for Children Program
*Register now to learn about our 2025 PCP Incentive Program on July 11, 2024
*Reminder: you must refer members to in-network providers, including labs

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June 20, 2024

Free Vaccines

Get free vaccines for your eligible patients through the Vaccines for Children Program!
What’s the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program?

The VFC program is a federally funded program offered through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that provides you with vaccines, at no cost, for your Medicaid-eligible patients ages 0 through 18. VFC program providers get free vaccines for eligible patients and are reimbursed for vaccine administration. 

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June 14, 2024

Legionnaires Disease Cases Reported in Barry County

Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are investigating 3 cases of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) associated with Bay Pointe Inn located in Barry County. The cases reported travel to Bay Pointe Inn (11456 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville, MI 49344) between March 2024 and June 2024.

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June 12, 2024

Meridian Health Plan - CHAMPS Denials Made in Error

Meridian discovered an internal issue this morning, June 12, 2024. There were several claims denied for CHAMPs eligibility. Offices likely would have seen those denials as F6 or F7. Meridian was able to stop the majority of the claims prior to going out, but unfortunately some had already gone out denied. The problem was due to a broken internal file interface. 

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June 10, 2024

PriorityActions June 6, 2024 Issue

PriorityActions June 6, 2024 Issue. Please visit the Priority Health provider site for full details and updates to the following:
Authorizations, new radiation oncology authorizations programs, incentive programs, pharmacy, requirements and responsibilities, billing and payments,and training opportunities.

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June 10, 2024

Priority Health - New MSK Authorization Program Launching September 2024

New MSK authorizations program will launch September 2024

In addition to cardiac managed care, we’re also partnering with TurningPoint on a new authorizations program for musculoskeletal (MSK) procedures, both slated to launch September 2024.

These programs are designed to facilitate provider-to-provider collaboration on each member’s care plan, with the overall goal to optimize health outcomes and work more closely with you, our provider partners, on evidence-based, value-driven care.

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May 28, 2024

PriorityActions May 23, 2024 Issue

Highlighted in this issue are: Incentive programs, Updated 2024 HEDIS guidelines, Updated 2024 PIP manual, May 2024 Medical Policy Updates, Mandatory pSA Renewal process begins June 1, 2024, Reminder to follow ICD-10 guidelines, and Virtual Office Advisory Training on June 13

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May 13, 2024

Priority Health - PriorityActions May 9, 2024 Issue

The latest issue of PriorityActions for May 9, 2024 include:
*Change Healthcare outage update: Electronic RAs resumed through Change Healthcare and Optum clearinghouses; all services should be restored
*We’re transitioning to 2024 InterQual® criteria starting July 15
*We’re no longer allowing providers to be enrolled under multiple ACN contracts with the same NPI, TIN and address
*We’re requesting medical records for an MDHHS audit
*We’re reprocessing incorrectly rejected Tdap vaccine claims

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May 13, 2024

Meridian - Partnering with Evolent Management Program on May 1, 2024

Meridian has partnered with Evolent (formerly New Century Health) to implement a new prior authorization program. Evolent is a comprehensive Cardiology Quality Management Company. This program is intended to help providers easily and effectively deliver quality patient care.

Effective June 1, 2024, invasive cardiology procedures and services will require prior authorization through Evolent rendered in a physician’s office, outpatient hospital, ambulatory, or inpatient setting (planned professional services only) will require prior authorization through Evolent.

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April 29, 2024

PriorityActions April 25, 2024 Issue

The latest issue of PriorityActions for April 25, 2024 include: identity verification now required for new prism users
-Providers may need to resubmit incorrectly denied COVID vaccine claims for payment
-Hearing aid providers: Invoice submission for Medicaid members is no longer necessary
-PriceMyMeds launching on April 25 to increase prescription drug affordability
-Formulary changes for commercial group and individual members coming July 1
-Aligning with Cognizant engine changes as they’re released
-Helping you get 2024 medication adherence reports into the right hands

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April 29, 2024

LMOA May 2024 Presentation and Registration

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

Title:   Wellbeing in the Medical Office

Uncover the science behind stress-reducing strategies.

Discover what is needed for professional fulfillment.

Learn how to foster a culture of well-being in your workplace.

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April 15, 2024

Priority Health - PriorityActions April 11, 2024 Issue

Latest information on the Change Healthcare outage:
Priority Health sent a PriorityAlert on April 2, 2024 with the latest updates on the Change Healthcare outage.

Change Healthcare communications archive:
You can visit the news & education page in your Provider Manual for an archive of communications we've sent about the Change Healthcare outage.

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March 27, 2024

United Healthcare: and Getting Answers Quickly

From our partners at United Healthcare, they have launched a new program for our offices to get questions answered quickly!

If you are looking for a way to lessen the time you spend on administrative tasks, you can now use their new chat feature located within the United Healthcare Provider portal. See the attachment for details.

For further details, another option is to visit:  

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March 21, 2024

New Contract with Aetna Better Health Medicaid

Lakeland Care Network has signed a contract with Aetna for their Medicaid product. All participating Lakeland Care providers are participating with Aetna's Medicaid for dates of service 1/1/24 and forward.

Lakeland Care already contracts with Aetna Better Health for their Dual Eligible product, which is called "Aetna Better Health Premier."  This newly-signed contract is for Aetna's Medicaid product which goes under the name of "Aetna Better Health".  

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March 18, 2024

Meridian: Post Service Appeals Changes and New Form

Meridian is now accepting post service appeals via fax. When faxing the appeal, please include the attached cover page as well as the claim number associated with the appeal when faxing, as the first page of the submission so that it can be appropriately routed. The attached document indicates that the appeal cover letter can also be mailed if preferred.

The fax numbers for each LOB (MMP and Medicaid) are below:

  • Michigan Medicaid Post service appeal: 833-592-0658 
  • Michigan MMP Post service appeals: 833-957-0439
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