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December 2015 Edition Articles


2015-2016 Clinical Practice Guideline Summary now available P
2015-2016 Member Wellness Guidelines now available P
Capitation arrangements for Keystone 65 Focus P
Clarification: New routine chiropractic and podiatry benefits for Medicare Advantage plans in 2016 P
Common ICD coding errors identified on paper and electronic claims P, F, A
Contraceptive coverage changes for 2016 P
Coverage of non-FDA-approved drugs P
Final edition of Inside IPP and new BlueCard® resources now available F, A
Important message for providers who prescribe drugs for Medicare patients P
Independence medical record requests and ePASS® submissions now using EFT for payments P, F
Introducing telemedicine primary care for our commercial members P
Lead testing for CHIP members before their second birthday P
NaviNet® resources available on the Provider News Center P, F, A
New Independence Administrators office location P, F, A
New Provider Automated System launch postponed P, F, A
Our prescription drug program and safe prescribing procedures P
Out-of-pocket maximums for commercial HMO, POS, and PPO members beginning January 1, 2016 P, F, A
Prescribing medications for your older adult patients P
Prescription drug updates P, F, A
Professional Injectable and Vaccine Fee Schedule updates effective January 1, 2016 P, F, A
Reminder: Upcoming changes to medical benefit specialty drug cost-sharing for 2016 P
Select Drug Program® Formulary updates P, F, A
Standards for medical record documentation: Medical record review P, F, A
Upcoming changes in coverage for intrauterine devices P
Upcoming changes to precertification requirements for 2016 P
Update on coverage for digital breast tomosynthesis P
Update your provider information with us P, F, A
Updated payer ID grids available soon P, F, A
View up-to-date policy activity on our Medical Policy Portal P, F, A




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