News


October 27, 2022

BCH: Blue Cross personalized medicine webinar

We’d like to invite you, your primary care physicians, pharmacists and support staff to an upcoming webinar discussing our new end-to-end precision medicine pharmacogenomics (PGx) program called Blue Cross Personalized Medicine℠.

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October 25, 2022

Priority Health: Introducing a new PIP program for 2023 search news

It’s been our priority for more than 25 years to reward the high-quality care you provide our members through our PCP Incentive Program (PIP). We’re excited to usher in opportunities for you to earn incentive payments more frequently throughout the year through our 2023 PIP program.

A whole new PIP

We’ve redesigned and rebuilt the PIP program from top to bottom for 2023. Starting in January, you’ll:

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October 19, 2022

BCBS: Blueprint allocation as of July 1, 2023

In order to support the transition from fee for service to value-based care, we will be introducing a 1.5% allocation from commercial PPO professional fees to fund the commercial PPO Blueprint provider risk arrangements. 

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April 25, 2022

Implicit Bias Training: a LARA Required Training for all Medical Licenses and Renewals

Why Implicit Bias training?  Effective June 1, 2022, LARA announced the adoption of new rules that require Implicit Bias Training for all medical licenses and renewals. 

All renewing licensees are required to complete 1 hour of this training for each year of their license cycle. The training is required to be interactive.

Please see the attached FAQ sheet for details.

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February 21, 2022

Aetna: Aetna Signature Administrator (ASA) Information Sheets

Provided to our office from Aetna: 

Sometimes there is a lot of information regarding payors that is confusing to our offices on what is or is not participating.

Aetna Signature Administrator (ASA)  are PAR with Lakeland Care Network. 

Please read the attachment for details regarding ASA Payers and  TPA information that will be helpful to navigate these plan for offices and for providers alike. 

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August 18, 2020

MDHHS Offers CHAMPS Webinar Series

MDHHS is hosting a series of CHAMPS 101 Webinars over the next several weeks for interested providers and billers.  MI Operations & Regulatory Affairs wanted to share in the event that we’d like to share with any of our provider community.

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October 16, 2018

CHAMPS - Get Enrolled!

Updated Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provider Enrollment Timeline

August 29, 2018: Health care providers that serve Medicaid beneficiaries are facing an upcoming enrollment deadline that is necessary for them to continue to receive payments from Medicaid. 

While the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised the timeline to give providers more time to enroll, the department is urging providers to complete the screening and enrollment process as soon as possible.

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January 4, 2018

CHAMPS Registration Required January 1, 2018

All Lakeland Care providers are now required to access CHAMPS to register in the Michigan Medicaid program. Registering in the Michigan Medicaid program does not require you to be a Medicaid FFS provider. The State of Michigan is requiring this change in accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act.

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November 1, 2017

CHAMPS Requirement for UHC Community Plan

All current and new UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Michigan Medicaid providers, including out-of-state providers, are now required to access CHAMPS to register in the Michigan Medicaid program. Registering in the Michigan Medicaid program does not require you to be a Medicaid FFS provider. Effective January 1, 2018, failure to enroll in CHAMPs will result in claim denials.

Please see the attachment for further details.

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October 7, 2016

All Medicaid Plans Now Require Enrollment in CHAMPS

Meridian Health and McLaren Health Plan have also confirmed with Lakeland Care that physicians who see any Medicaid, or even simply refer Medicaid patients to Lakeland for any services, MUST ENROLL and ATTEST to their information within the CHAMPS System.  Please note that enrolling in CHAMPS does not require you to be a Medicaid FFS Provider.

Here's how you enroll in CHAMPS:

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September 16, 2016

UHC Community Plan Requires CHAMPS Enrollment

In case you haven't heard, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (Medicaid) is now requiring all new providers to be enrolled in CHAMPS, due to State policy changes. They warn that failure to enroll could cause unnecessary delays in payment. This applies to both rendering and ordering/referring providers that are servicing Medicaid members.  As they receive rosters from Lakeland Care, they will validate each new provider to ensure they are enrolled in CHAMPS.  If the provider is not found in CHAMPS, Lakeland Care will notify your office.

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