LATE SUMMER 2012 
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HIP Service Area Expansion Affects GHI HMO Providers

New Prior Approval List

New Web Usage Requirements for GHI HMO Network Providers

New EmblemHealth Radiation Therapy Program and EmblemHealth Cardiology Imaging Program and HIP Radiology Programs Apply to More Members

Updated Fax Forms for: EmblemHealth Injectable Drug Utilization Management Program

EmblemHealth Consolidates Post Office Boxes for GHI HMO and EmblemHealth Medicare PPO

Claims Corner

Medicaid and Medicare Updates

Behind the Scenes

Case Management Programs

Stressing the Importance of Prenatal Visits

Well-Child Visits

High-Risk Medications for Elderly Patients

Healthful Aging Starts With Lifestyle Changes and Preventive Screenings

Talking With Patients About Urinary Incontinence

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assisting Patients Living With HIV

Treating Low Back Pain

Asthma Management

CPT Codes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Clinical Corner

News&Notes Archive


Asthma Management

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, poor management of asthma causes 1.7 million emergency visits and 440,000 hospitalizations annually. With proper asthma management, many of these visits can be avoided. Please ensure that your patients with asthma:

  • Are following their asthma action plan.
  • Know how to use and take proper care of their inhalers.
  • Are aware of the dangers of tobacco use and medical strategies that can help them quit.

When prescribing a controller medication for your patients with asthma, please also consider prescribing a 90-day supply of medicine.

 

 
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