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Category: InforMED Newsletter

Midwest February Newsletter

February 14, 2017

Important Update Regarding Preauthorizations We know many of you are actively attending training and reviewing current workflows in preparation for our upcoming preauthorization requirements. Our partnership with eviCore is progressing as expected, and we’re looking forward to improved turnaround times for our members and providers. Note:  Your Health Alliance for... View Release

Washington December Newsletter

January 3, 2017

2017 Preauthorization Changes and Clarifications In our October Newsletter, we notified you that hospitals need to notify us of any observation stays, effective January 1. These details clarify this requirement: For commercial members, Health Alliance must be notified of any observation stays that are longer than 24 hours. For Medicare... View Release

Midwest December Newsletter

December 6, 2016

2017 Preauthorization Changes and Clarifications In our October Newsletter, we notified you that hospitals need to notify us of any observation stays, effective January 1. These details clarify this requirement: For commercial members, Health Alliance must be notified of any observation stays that are longer than 24 hours. For Medicare... View Release

Washington October Newsletter

October 17, 2016

2017 Preauthorization and Notification Changes – Effective January 1, 2017 In addition to notifying Health Alliance for inpatient admission, facilities will need to begin notifying us of any observation stays. You must notify us within 24 hours, or the next business day if it’s a holiday. Online Claims Reprocessing Inquiries... View Release

Midwest October Newsletter

October 7, 2016

Changes Coming to Health Alliance Medicare This year, we’re offering Medicare Advantage point of service (POS) plans rather than preferred provider organization (PPO) plans. Since these members are already your patients, the transition for you will be easy. Members on our 2016 PPO plans were sent letters telling them their... View Release