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  • Chiropractic Program > Chiropractic Program Overview

    EmblemHealth has partnered with Palladian Muscular Skeletal Health (Palladian), a specialty network and utilization management organization, to arrange chiropractic services for our members in the benefit plans listed below. Through this partnership, Palladian is responsible for the administration of prior approvals, claims payment, credentialing, recredentialing and appeals for denial determinations, as described in this chapter.

    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO - Point of Service
    • GHI HMO - Senior Supplement (Commercial)
    • GHI PPO
    • HIP Access I and HIP Access II
    • HIP Prime (HMO)
    • HIP Prime (POS)
    • EmblemHealth Medicare HMO
    • EmblemHealth Medicare PPO
    • Vytra HMO

    Members and eligible dependents covered by these plans are allowed unlimited visits to a network chiropractor, based on medical necessity and the meeting of prior approval and referral requirements (according to the member's benefit).

    All members excluded from the Chiropractic Program are medically managed in the same way as they are for all other services and are subject to consistent utilization review and utilization management standards and protocols.

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    Glossary terms found on this page:

    Oral or written request from a member or their designee for EmblemHealth to review or reconsider a decision made by the plan.

    A health insurance product offered by a health plan company that is defined by the benefit contract and represents a set of covered services. Also called a health benefit plan.

    An itemized statement of health care services and their costs provided by a hospital, physician's office or other health care facility. Claims are submitted to the insurer or managed care plan by either the plan member or the provider for payment of the costs incurred.

    An individual other than the subscriber who is eligible to receive health care services under the member's Certificate of Insurance. Generally, dependents are limited to the subscriber's spouse and eligible children.

    An organization that provides comprehensive health care coverage to its members through a network of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Also called a Health Maintenance Organization.

    Acronym for Medicare Advantage. An alternative to the traditional Medicare program in which private plans run by health insurance companies provide health care benefits that eligible beneficiaries would otherwise receive directly from the Medicare program.

    A nationwide insurance program for the disabled and people age 65 and over, created by the 1965 amendments to the Social Security Act and operated under the provisions of the Act. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs, Part A and Part B.

    An individual and each of his or her eligible dependents, including Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled or participate in a benefit program and who are entitled to receive covered services from the practitioner pursuant to such benefit program and the terms of the practitioner's agreement.

    The group of physicians, hospital, and other medical care providers that a specific plan has contracted with to deliver medical services to its members.

    A type of health benefit plan that allows enrollees to go outside the health plan's provider network for care, but requires enrollees to pay higher out-of-pocket fees when they do. Also called Point of Service.

    A health plan that offers benefits in-network and out-of-network. In-network services are available to enrollees at lower out-of-pocket cost than the services of non-network providers. In addition, PPO enrollees may self-refer to any network provider at any time. Also called a Preferred Provider Organization.

    The process of obtaining advanced approval of coverage for a health care service or medication. The request for services is reviewed to assess medical necessity and appropriateness of elective hospital admissions and non-emergency outpatient services before the services are provided. Also called pre-authorization or pre-certification or pre-determination.

    A recommendation by a physician that an enrollee receive care from a specialty physician or facility.

    A review to determine whether covered services that have been provided or are proposed to be provided to a member, whether undertaken prior to, concurrent with or subsequent to the delivery of such services are medically necessary. Also called Coordinated Care.

    A formal evaluation (prospective, concurrent or retrospective) of the coverage, medical necessity, efficiency or appropriateness of health services and treatment plans. Also called Coordinated Care.

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