Winter 2012 
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Provider Directory Validation Survey Begins

Upcoming Medical Record Audits for 2012

CAHPS

Claims Corner

Medicare and Medicaid Benefit Changes for 2012

Emblem Behavioral Health Services Program Underway

More Information on ICD-10

Good Notices for our Medical Manual on Religio-Cultural Competence

Behind the Scenes

 

Introducing Patient Health Profiles

Adolescent Immunizations

Vaccines For Children

Flu: It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

Medication Safety and Adherence

Health and Wellness Programs

Clinical Corner

News&Notes Archive


Introducing Patient Health Profiles

In early 2012, EmblemHealth will launch a coordinated, personalized communication program for both practitioners and members. Selected practitioners will receive notification of the month when a preventive-care visit should be scheduled for their EmblemHealth patients, based on the date of the patient's 2011 well visit. A list of patients will be included for each practitioner.

A physician's recommendation for screening is an important factor in whether that patient undergoes screening. Please use the patient roster enclosed with the notification to contact your patients and set up a preventive-care visit.

A few months before the anniversary of their 2011 well visit, EmblemHealth will also send members a letter encouraging them to schedule a well/preventive-care visit in 2012, and to make sure they receive important immunizations, screenings and counseling. Six months later, we will send a reminder to members who still have gaps in care. Before year's end, we will conduct a telephone call campaign encouraging members who have not yet completed their well/preventive-care visit to schedule one as soon as possible.

We are undertaking this multitouch method with a single focus on preventive care to support your efforts to improve your patients' adherence with accepted preventive care guidelines.

 
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