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  • Credentialing

    In this chapter you will find credentialing and residentialing requirements, including the new managed care law requiring provisional credentialing, and the practitioner appeal process for changes in participation.

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

    An organization comprised of individual physicians or physicians in group practices that contracts with the managed care organization on behalf of its member physicians to provide health care services. Also called an Independent Practice Association.

    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.

    Any form of health plan that uses selective provider contracting to have patients seen by a network of contracted providers and that requires prior approval of certain services.

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