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


Stressing the Importance of Prenatal Visits

We encourage all pregnant women to have early and consistent prenatal visits during pregnancy. Women are expected to be seen 12 to 14 times during a full-term pregnancy and more often if risk factors are identified. Through newsletter articles, mailings and our Healthy Beginnings PATH program, we're educating our members about the importance of prenatal visits to their health and the health of their baby.

We ask all prenatal care providers to join us in encouraging this care by having an office staff member reach out to patients who miss scheduled office visits and to assist women to reschedule as soon as possible. A brief reminder from the doctor or midwife about the potential impact of missing visits can go a long way toward encouraging patients to keep appointments.

As part of our Healthy Beginnings PATH program, we too stress the need for keeping prenatal appointments. Let us know that a member has been missing visits and we’ll help with reminder phone calls from our case management team.

To enroll a member in Healthy Beginnings PATH, call 1-888-447-0337 or complete the Fast Fax form and fax it to the program at 1-855-471-2229. We are happy to help.

 
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