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Document Name Date Published Communication Type
2020 Changes to Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorizations 2020-03-06 Bulletin
2021 Code and Editing Updates 2020-12-29 Bulletin
2021 Summer Camps Available for Young UCare Members 2021-04-29 Bulletin
Additional Billing Guidance for Medicare Certified Home Health Care Providers 2020-05-01 Bulletin
Additional Claims Payment Run added for Holiday Week 2020-05-21 Bulletin
April 2020 Health Lines 2020-04-06 Newsletter
April 2021 Health Lines 2021-04-05 Newsletter
ARMHS Notification Frequently Asked Questions 2020-08-28 Bulletin
August 2020 Health Lines 2020-08-04 Newsletter
August 2021 Health Lines 2021-08-09 Newsletter
Effective January 1, 2016: Taxonomy Codes Required 2015-12-01 Bulletin
Effective January 1, 2016: Master’s Level Reduction Update 2015-12-21 Bulletin
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Advanced Notices of Non-Coverage 2015-12-28 Bulletin
Discontinue use of Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) or an ABN-like form 2015-01-26 Bulletin
Updated: Error discovered in reporting of “encounter” payments on the remittance advice (RA) 835 for to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) 2015-03-03 Bulletin
2016 Critical Business Reminders 2016-12-14 Bulletin
Provider Enrollment Requirements for Writing Medicare Part D Prescriptions 2016-01-19 Bulletin
Authorization Changes for Skilled Nursing and Home Health Aide Services 2016-01-06 Bulletin
Update: UCare's Authorization Requirements for ARMHS 2016-06-01 Bulletin
Behavioral Health Retro Authorization Process Change 2016-03-11 Bulletin
New Pricing Tool Implementation: Inpatient Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System 2016-09-30 Bulletin
SNF Pricing Tool Implementation 2016-09-30 Bulletin
UCare's PMAP & MinnesotaCare Expansion on May 1, 2017: What Transportation Provides Need to Know 2017-04-14 Bulletin
Updates Regarding UCare's Implementation of Medicare Pricing Software 2017-04-26 Bulletin
Critical Business Reminders 2017-12-15 Bulletin
Notice of Ucare Implementation of Medicare Facility LCD/NCD Policies 2017-12-19 Bulletin
UCare to Implement New Standards for Unauthorized Provider Services 2017-12-20 Bulletin
UCare to Expand MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance Services in Minnesota 2017-02-17 Bulletin
Provider Assurance Statement for Telemedicine Required to Deliver Telemedicine Services to Certain UCare Members 2017-02-23 Bulletin
New Provider Appeal Process and Form 2017-02-28 Bulletin
Notice: Changes for Ambulance Providers Effective March 1, 2017 2017-01-17 Bulletin
FAQ Taxonomy Code Requirement Effective March 1, 2017 2017-02-09 FAQ
Update on Taxonomy Code Requirements 2017-02-09 Bulletin
PMAP & MnCare Behavior Health Updates and Overview 2017-05-01 Bulletin
Taxonomy Codes Required on Crossover Claims 2017-05-30 Bulletin
UCare 2018 Authorization and Notification Requirements Available 2017-11-15 Bulletin
Real Time Part D Vaccine Claims 2017-10-11 Bulletin
UCare Board Names Mark Traynor as President and CEO 2017-10-11 Bulletin
Changes to UCare Claims Payment Schedule 2018-04-06 Bulletin
UCare Provider Manual Update - April 2018
For Coders and Billers: Billing for Part B Vaccines and Immunizations 2018-08-27 Bulletin
New SPP Medical Drug PA Request Form September 1, 2018 2018-08-03 Bulletin
Code and Editing Updates Reminder 2018-12-14 Bulletin
2019 Electronic Data Interchange Claims Delays for UCare Individual & Family Plans ONLY 2018-12-27 Bulletin
2019 Pharmacy Formulary update 2018-12-05 Bulletin
Tips and Reminders Regarding Nursing Facility Liability Letters 2018-12-06 Bulletin
Basaglar Preferred Long Acting Insulin for Minnesota Health Care Programs Formulary – Effective April 1, 2018 2018-04-15 Bulletin
Provider Manual Update - January 2018-01-31 Bulletin
New UCare Claims Payment Schedule effective July 23, 2018, and forward 2018-07-12 Bulletin
New provider search tool for members now available 2018-07-23 Bulletin
All UCare Providers: Critical Business Reminders 2018-07-25 Bulletin
Important Drug Recall Information 2018-08-01 Bulletin
Drug PA Removals for July 1, 2018 2018-06-22 Bulletin
Revised: UCare Explanation of Payments (EOP) Report and EDI 835 in July 2018-06-28 Bulletin
UCare to Implement Home and Community-Based Services Billing Changes 2018-06-29 Bulletin
Updates to SPP Mental Health Services Claim Processes 2018-03-01 Bulletin
Watch for an Enhanced Provider Experience on UCare.org/providers 2018-05-11 Bulletin
UCare Explanation of Payments (EOP) Report and EDI 835 Updates 2018-05-17 Bulletin
UCare Explanation of Payments (EOP) Report and EDI 835 Updates 2018-05-18 Bulletin
FAQs - Suspension of Authorizations For UCare Choices and Fairview UCare Choices Members Effective Jan. 1, 2019 2018-11-01 Bulletin
UCare to Suspend Authorizations in 2019 for UCare Choices Plans 2018-11-01 Bulletin
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Editing for UCare Choices Plans Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 2018-11-29 Bulletin
UCare Renames Three Products for 2019 2018-10-17 Bulletin
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Submissions for UCare Choices Plans Beginning January 1, 2019 2018-10-24 Bulletin
Provider Assurance Statement for Telemedicine Required to Deliver Telemedicine Services to Certain UCare Members 2019-12-12 Bulletin
Code and Editing Updates 2019-12-23 Bulletin
Potential Delay in Issuance of Some 2020 UCare Medicare ID Cards 2019-12-23 Bulletin
Provider FAQs – New UCare Claims System 2019-04-02 FAQs
UCare Provider Manual Has Been Updated 2019-02-28 Bulletin
Updates on Member Eligibility Services for 2019 Individual & Family 2019-01-14 Bulletin
Atypical Providers Only: NPI Edit Error Impacting Atypical Providers with Availity 2019-01-15 Bulletin
Updates on 2019 Claim Rejection Edits 2019-01-15 Bulletin
Billing Reminders for Home Infusion Services 2019-01-15 Bulletin
UCare to Introduce Online Submission of Provider Claims Reconsideration Form 2019-01-17 Bulletin
Updates on 2019 IFP Claim Payments & Electronic Transactions 2019-01-29 Bulletin
Additional Enrollment Opportunities for Medicare Members 2019-01-07 Bulletin
Providers Asked to Set Up Electronic Payments by Aug. 31, 2019 2019-07-01 Bulletin
Critical Business Reminders 2019-07-30 Bulletin
UCare to Align Claims Processing with SUD Reform for HF Modifier 2019-06-24 Bulletin
Minnesota Health Care Programs Drug List Changes Coming Effective July 1, 2019 2019-06-04 Bulletin
Medicaid Nutritional Supplement Benefit Change 2019-03-29 Bulletin
UCare to Implement New Transportation Management Software in 2019 2019-03-29 Bulletin
Alert: UCare Online Submission of Claim Reconsideration Requests for Adjustments/Appeals and Recoupments Delayed 2019-03-04 Bulletin
UCare to Introduce Online Submission of Claim Reconsideration Requests for Adjustment/Appeals and Recoupments 2019-05-15 Bulletin
Behavioral Health Claims Updates 2019-05-23 Bulletin
Reminder for Billing Services From Indian Health Services or 638 Facilities 2019-05-08 Bulletin
MinnesotaCare Tax Changing Jan. 1, 2020 2019-11-13 Bulletin
Billing Requirements for Medicare Certified Home Health Care and ESRD Providers 2019-11-14 Bulletin
Hospital Interim Claims Billing 2019-11-14 Bulletin
2020 Changes to Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorizations 2020-03-05 Bulletin
2020 Pharmacy Auth & Benefit Changes 2019-11-15 Bulletin
Off-campus Provider-based Hospital Department Services 2019-11-22 Bulletin
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Editing for UCare Medicare Plans and State Public Programs Beginning Jan. 1, 2020 2019-11-25 Bulletin
UCare to Implement New Transportation Management Software in 2020 2019-10-10 Bulletin
UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” Celebrates 22 Health Care Providers 2019-10-16 Bulletin
UCare Modifies Authorization Requirements for Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support Thresholds, Substance Use Disorder Inpatient Admission and Residential Treatment Services 2019-10-25 Bulletin
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Submissions for UCare Medicare Plans Beginning Jan. 1, 2020 2019-10-30 Bulletin
CORRECTION: Coding Changes for Adults and Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services for UCare State Public Programs Products 2019-10-7 Bulletin
Partial Hospitalization Claims Update Being Implemented at Clearinghouse Level 2019-09-16 Bulletin
Transition to Patient Driven Payment Model Methodology 2019-09-27 Bulletin
Inhaler Preferred Drug List Status Changes 2019-09-06 Bulletin
FAQs on New ARMHS Notification Requirement 2020-08-28 Bulletin
Bulletin_2020_Sept10_CovidMHSUDWebinar 2020-09-10 Bulletin
Critical Business Reminders 2021-07-22 Bulletin
Bulletin_2021_July7_UpdatedPACriteriaforSeptember_1_2021 2021-07-07 Bulletin
Bulletin_2021_June11_UpdatedPACriteriaforAugust_1_2021 2021-06-11 Bulletin
Change in Frequency for Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule Updates 2020-11-08 Bulletin
Change in Frequency for Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule Updates Dec 15 2020 2020-12-15 Bulletin
Coordination of Benefits Reporting Updated on Remits 2020-08-26 Bulletin
Coronavirus COVID 19 Coverage Guidance 2020-03-12 Bulletin
Critical Business Reminders 2020-08-12 Bulletin
December 2020 Health Lines 2020-12-02 Newsletter
Early Intensive Development and Behavioral Intervention Claims Payment 2020-12-14 Bulletin
FDA Alert on Voluntary Recall of Albuterol Inhalers Manufactured by Perrigo 2020-10-06 Bulletin
FDA Recall of Certain Manufacturers of Metformin Extended Release Tablets 2020-06-11 Bulletin
February 2020 Heath Lines 2020-02-06 Newsletter
April 2016 Health Lines 2016-04-15 Newsletter
August 2016 Health Lines 2016-08-15 Newsletter
December 2016 Health Lines 2016-12-15 Newsletter
February 2016 Health Lines 2016-02-15 Newsletter
January 2016 Health Lines 2016-01-15 Newsletter
July 2016 Health Lines 2016-07-15 Newsletter
June 2016 Health Lines 2016-06-15 Newsletter
March 2016 Health Lines 2016-03-15 Newsletter
May 2016 Health Lines 2016-05-15 Newsletter
November 2016 Health Lines 2016-11-15 Newsletter
October 2016 Health Lines 2016-10-16 Newsletter
September 2016 Health Lines 2016-09-15 Newsletter
April 2017 Health Lines 2017-04-15 Newsletter
August 2017 Health Lines 2017-08-15 Newsletter
December 2017 Health Lines 2017-12-15 Newsletter
February 2017 Health Lines 2017-02-15 Newsletter
January 2017 Health Lines 2017-01-15 Newsletter
July 2017 Health Lines 2017-07-15 Newsletter
June 2017 Health Lines 2017-06-15 Newsletter
March 2017 Health Lines 2017-03-15 Newsletter
May 2017 Health Lines 2017-05-15 Newsletter
November 2017 Health Lines 2017-11-15 Newsletter
October 2017 Health Lines 2017-10-15 Newsletter
September 2017 Health Lines 2017-09-15 Newsletter
April 2018 Health Lines 2018-04-15 Newsletter
August 2018 Health Lines 2018-08-01 Newsletter
December 2018 Health Lines 2018-12-03 Newsletter
December 2018 Health Lines 2018-12-03 Newsletter
February 2018 Health Lines 2018-02-15 Newsletter
January 2018 Health Lines 2018-01-15 Newsletter
July 2018 Health Lines 2018-07-02 Newsletter
March 2018 Health Lines 2018-03-15 Newsletter
May 2018 Health Lines 2018-05-18 Newsletter
November 2018 Health Lines 11-05-2018 Newsletter
October 2018 Health Lines 2018-10-03 Newsletter
September 2018 Health Lines 2018-09-05 Newsletter
April 2019 Health Lines 2019-04-11 Newsletter
August 2019 Health Lines 2019-08-01 Newsletter
December 2019 Health Lines 2019-12-03 Newsletter
February 2019 Health Lines 2019-02-06 Newsletter
January 2019 Edition of Health Lines Provider Newsletter 2019-01-03 Newsletter
July 2019 Health Lines 2019-07-08 Newsletter
June 2019 Health Lines 2019-06-04 Newsletter
March 2019 Health Lines 2019-03-06 Newsletter
May 2019 Health Lines 2019-05-01 Bulletin
November 2019 Health Lines 2019-11-05 Newsletter
October 2019 Health Lines 2019-10-01 Newsletter
September 2019 Health Lines 2019-09-04 Newsletter
September 2021 Health Lines 2021-09-09 Newsletter
Important Admission Notification Reminders 2020-08-06 Bulletin
Ineligible Provider List Updated August 31 2020 2020-09-09 Bulletin
January 2020 Health Lines 2020-01-06 Newsletter
January 2021 Health Lines 2021-01-04 Newsletter
July 2020 Health Lines 2020-07-06 Newsletter
July 2021 Health Lines 2021-07-07 Newsletter
June 2020 Health Lines 2020-06-01 Newsletter
June 2021 Health Lines 2021-06-03 Newsletter
License Requirements for Customized Living Services Will Change August 1 2021-07-08 Bulletin
March 2020 Health Lines 2020-03-02 Newsletter
Market Withdrawal Alert Ranitidine Zantac Products 2020-04-24 Bulletin
May 2020 Health Lines 2020-05-06 Newsletter
May 2021 Health Lines 2021-05-06 Newsletter
Medicaid and CHIP Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update 2020-07-29 Bulletin
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 2021-04-06 Bulletin
New Medicare Products to Offer Supplemental Coverage for Nebulizer and Pulse Oximeters 2020-12-22 Bulletin
New Prior Authorization Requirement for Victoza and Nubeqa 2021-01-15 Bulletin
Notification Requirements Reminder Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services 2021-08-02 Bulletin
Notification Requirements Update Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services ARMHS 2020-07-01 Bulletin
Notification Requirements Update Outpatient SUD Services 2020-06-05 Bulletin
November 2020 Health Lines 2020-11-04 Newsletter
October 2020 Health Lines 2020-10-07 Newsletter
Pharmacy Access – Disruption Due to Protests 2021-04-12 Bulletin
Pharmacy Access Disruption Due to Protests May 29 2020 2020-05-29 Bulletin
Pharmacy Formulary and Benefit Changes for 2021 2020-11-18 Bulletin
Providers Asked to Verify That They are Using Correct Payor ID for 2019 and 2020 Medicare Claims 2020-02-03 Bulletin
Q1 2020 Provider Manual 2020-02-28 Bulletin
REMINDER: Medicare Services Must Be Provided and Billed by Eligible Medicare Provider Types 2021-03-31 Bulletin
REMINDER UCare Medicare Part D Vaccine Information 2021-02-04 Bulletin
Resinstate Suspended Medicare Claims 2020-11-23 Bulletin
September 2020 Health Lines 2020-09-10 Newsletter
Temporary Rate Increase for PCA EW and CDCS 2020-12-16 Bulletin
Temporary Suspension of Medicare Claim Processing Edits 2020-07-21 Bulletin
UCare Introduces New and Updated Mental Health Authorizations and Notifications Forms 2020-05-29 Bulletin
UCare Introduces New Medical Services and Injectable Drugs Prior Auth and Pre Determination Forms 2020-05-29 Bulletin
UCare Introduces New Medicare Supplement Plans 2020-10-08 Bulletin
UCare Medicare Part D Vaccine Information 2020-11-18 Bulletin
UCare Pharmacy COVID 19 Update 2020-03-26 Bulletin
UCare Provides Individual and Family and Medicare Members with COVID 19 Financial Relief 2020-05-28 Bulletin
UCare Temporarily Changes Post Acute Care Authorization And Notification Requirements 2020-04-20 Bulletin
UCare to Roll Out New Member ID Card Design 2020-06-15 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-04-12 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-05-11 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-06-11 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-07-07 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-08-12 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the UCare Individual & Family Plans and UCare Individual & Family Plans with M Health Fairview Plans Formulary 2021-09-10 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary February 15 2021 2021-02-15 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary March 10 2021 2021-03-10 Bulletin
Webinar Series COVID 19 Impact to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Practice 2020-09-10 Bulletin
Withdrawal Management Added to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services 2020-04-07 Bulletin