UCare has identified a trend in which some chemical dependency providers are submitting claims with incorrect billing regarding the date span of services for inpatient stays. This results in claim denials and partial payments to providers. Please find within this bulletin a resource developed to assist in billing for these covered services.
Graco Harness Buckle Recall 2014
Regarding the Graco Harness Buckle Recall 2014 - UCare has never distributed Graco brand car seats. If you are a provider working with a UCare member who has questions about a Graco seat, please refer them to Graco customer services, toll-free at 800-345-4109 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of February 13, 2014, UCare’s system expanded the Member Division Number (also known as the Group Number) to 10 digits. Please continue to use the first six digits of this number for your business purposes. See this Provider Bulletin for more information.
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Attention Primary Care Providers
As you are already aware, UCare is offering its UCare for Seniors members, both in MN and WI, and Minnesota Senior Health Options members the opportunity to participate in the Matrix in home health visit program in 2014. Starting in February, for the members who participated in this program, UCare is planning to mail a brief summary of the health visit to the member’s primary care provider. Should you desire additional information on this program, please contact UCare's Provider Assistance Center at 612-676-3300.
2014 HEDIS Season
UCare’s 2014 HEDIS, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, season will begin in February. UCare has contracted with OptumHealth to collect the data for the HEDIS measures. OptumHealth is in the process of contacting providers to determine a time that their vendor, Enterprise Consulting Services, can come and collect the chart data. Thank you for your help.
Rate Update for Mental Health ACT/IRTS/Crisis Residential Providers: DHS updated rates for ACT services (H0040), IRTS services (H0019), and Adult Crisis Stabilization Residential services (H0018) on 4/8/13 that were retroactive to 1/1/13. UCare has adopted these rate changes for DHS certified providers and will adjust claims to reflect updated rates back to 1/1/13. Providers will begin to see adjusted claims within the next two to three weeks.
UCare for Seniors May screening calls
UCare is partnering with Warm Health Inc. for automated calls to our UCare for Senior members in the month of May. We are encouraging members to take charge of their health and obtain identified screenings such as; Diabetic eye exams, Breast cancer screenings, Colorectal cancer screenings, Diabetes care cholesterol screening, and Cardiovascular care cholesterol screening. Thank you for your support our members in receiving these important exams and screenings!
May Edition of UCare Healthlines |
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Special Tranportation Service Change - Effective June 24, 2013
Provider Letter | UCare will be more involved in scheduling, monitoring, and reporting of STS ride.
UCare Connect Members: New UCare Connect Members
Provider Bulletin | Several new UCare Connect members in central and northern Minnesota for May 2013
Now Available: Revamped UCare Provider Manual
Provider Bulletin | Effective March 20, 2013, UCare's updated Provider Manual is now available online.
Now Available: Chlamydia Screening Provider Toolkit
Tools to Increase Chlamydia Screening Rates in Your Practice