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Grant Program Offered by Community Plan

March 2, 2012

This year United Health Care Community Plan will be offering grant opportunities in the following categories:

*Women's Care
*Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
*Non-emergent ER reduction

UHC Community Plan encourages you to start thiking of methods to utilize additional funding to improve the delivery of care in these categories for their Medicaid members.

Pokagon Band Contract Finalized

February 20, 2012

Lakeland Care has executed a contract with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to provide access to our specialists.  The agreement does not meet our minimum contract terms as they are looking to access only our specialists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians. The Pokagon’s have a primary care health clinic located in Dowagiac that acts much like a Patient Centered Medical Home that will coordinate referrals and authorize treatment by our specialists. 

Fee Schedule Effective Date for Aetna & Cofinity

February 1, 2012

Lakeland Care issued a new fee schedule that went into effect for all Lakeland Care payors on 1/1/12.  However, Aetna/Cofinity was unable to meet that deadline so they have been allowed to load the new Lakeland Care fee schedule for dates of service beginning 2/1/12 and going forward.

If you are seeing January claims being paid at the old fee schedule rates, that is correct and has been approved by Lakeland Care.  For February dates of service, however, those claims should be paid according to the new Lakeland Care fee schedule.

Great Lakes Health Plan Changes Name

January 13, 2012

All Great Lakes Health Plan patients will be reissued new ID cards.  The top of the new card will read "UNITED HEALTH CARE" and in the lower right hand corner of the card you will MEDICAID written in small font.

The change is part of a national branding campaign that United Health Care medicaid groups are undergoing to simplify their name from state to state. 

What will change? Their logo, the ID card, and their website.  Please update your Great Lakes Health Plan website address to be www.uhccommunityplan.com.