Skip Navigation

Category: InforMED Flash

FLASH: eviCore Spine Surgery Clinical Criteria Update

September 11, 2017

Starting September 15, preauthorizations for spine surgery will no longer require documentation of patient-reported outcome measures, including the modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA), Short Form Health Survey Score/Mental Component Summary (SF-36 MCS) or the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). Any cases currently in the appeal process that were denied based solely... View Release

FLASH: Hurricane Irma and eviCore

September 8, 2017

Because of the likely impact of Hurricane Irma on eviCore’s contact centers in Florida and South Carolina, they are enacting their disaster response plan. They expect this will impact their operations between Saturday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 12. Because of this, you may experience longer phone hold times than... View Release

FLASH: Atenolol Backorder and Shortage

August 24, 2017

We received notice that atenolol, a common blood pressure medication, is on a national backorder, and all manufacturers are having supply issues. As a result, pharmacies in our service areas have been running out of the medication and calling providers for substitutions. Formulary alternatives include these cardioselective beta-blockers: Acebutolol Bisoprolol... View Release