November 2014

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Mark Your Calendars for the Chronic Care Management seminar on December 10

  • In 2015, Medicare will begin to reimburse for Chronic Care Management services.
  • Please join us to gain information surrounding the clinical requirements, billing specifics and patient eligibility for this program by attending our Chronic Care Management: Primary Care seminar, scheduled from 8:00am-10:00am on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in the Idabelle Firestone Center (IFC) Auditorium at Summa Akron City Hospital.
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Meaningful Use Risk Analysis and Management Plan (RAMP) Assistance is Available for Your Office

  • As a part of Meaningful Use, providers are required to annually update their Risk Analysis and Management Plan.
  • The Regional Extension Center (REC) offers services to assist provider offices throughout the entire process and help offices understand their risks, so they can be managed during the Meaningful Use attestation process.
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New Transportation Provider for Buckeye Health Plan

  • Effective 1/1/15, Medical Transportation Management, Inc.(MTM) will begin providing transportation services for Buckeye Medicaid and Medicare members as well as selected services for MyCare Ohio members.
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Group Purchasing for Medical Supplies Available to Provider Offices

Summa Health Network has group purchasing opportunities available for all SHN provider offices.

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Update to Humana Referral Requirement for Urgent Care Services

  • Effective January 1, 2015, Humana will be removing their referral requirement for urgent care center services for Humana Medicare Medicare Advantage (MA) members.
  • Although referrals are no longer required for services at urgent care centers, Humana encourages primary care providers (PCPs) to talk with their Humana-covered patients about when it is appropriate and advisable to seek treatment from their PCP, from urgent care centers and from emergency rooms.

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