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  • Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA)

    This chapter outlines the plans designed for the Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA)-eligible population. Information includes an overview, covered items and services, participant rights and responsibilities, criteria for culturally-, linguistically- and disability-competent care, accessibility requirements, utilization management, grievances and appeals, claims, billing and reporting requirements, and provider training.

    As part of the FIDA Demonstration, EmblemHealth provides network management services to our ASO client, GuildNet. The table below summarizes the key components of the plan and network. For more information on participant ID cards, please refer to the Member Identification Cards section in the Your Plan Members chapter.

    Network Plan Name Plan Type Referral/
    PCP Req'd
    In-Network Cost-Sharing Service Area Comments
    Associated Dual Assurance GuildNet Gold Plus FIDA Plan POS POS No/No1 None2 6 county Medicaid-related services should be billed directly to GuildNet c/o Relay Health (see Claims Contact table in the Contact Information section.

    6 county = New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond) & Nassau

    1GuildNet Gold Plus FIDA Plan POS members are not required to have a PCP. However, EmblemHealth is required to populate PCP information on the member's ID card to comply with NYSDOH requirements. The provider listed on the member's ID card may be a participating or non-participating provider in accordance with GuildNet’s policy and procedures. For more information, please contact the member’s case manager.
    2 No in-network or out-of-network cost-sharing.

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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.

    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.

    The date on which a service was rendered.

    A health care benefit arrangement that is similar to a preferred provider organization in administration, structure and operation but does not cover out-of-network care. Also called an Exclusive Provider Organization.

    A Medicare-Medicaid alignment initiative developed to better serve individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (Medicare-Medicaid enrollees). Also called fully-integrated duals advantage demonstration.
    A managed care plan under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the State to provide the fully-integrated Medicare and Medicaid benefits under the FIDA demonstration. Also called fully-integrated duals advantage plan.

    A request to change an adverse determination that was based on administrative policies, procedures or guidelines.

    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.

    A card which allows the subscriber to identify himself or his covered dependents to a provider for health care services.

    A card that allows the subscriber to identify himself or his covered dependents to a provider for health care services.

    The use of providers who participate in the health plan's provider network. Many benefit plans encourage enrollees to use network providers to reduce the enrollee's out-of-pocket expense.

    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.

    A jointly funded federal and state program that provides hospital and medical coverage to the low-income population and certain aged and disabled individuals.

    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 health care provider, such as a physician, skilled nursing facility, home health agency or laboratory, that does not have an agreement with EmblemHealth plans to provide covered services to members. Also called an Out-of-Network Provider.

    The state regulatory agency that certifies reimbursement methods and rates to hospitals and reviews HMO activities in the state of New York. Also called the New York State Department of Health.

    The use of health care providers who have not contracted with the health plan to provide services. Depending on the member's contract, out-of-network services may not be covered.

    A physician, hospital or other provider who has signed an agreement to covered services to EmblemHealth plan members. A participating provider is a member of the EmblemHealth network of providers applicable to the member's certificate. Therefore, they are more commonly referred to as network providers. Payment is made directly to a participating provider. Please consult the EmblemHealth Directory or go online to search for participating providers.

    A family physician, family practitioner, general practitioner, internist or pediatrician who is responsible for delivering or coordinating care. Also called a primary care physician.

    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 medical practitioner or covered facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes. A provider may be any of the following, subject to the conditions listed in this paragraph:

    • Doctor of medicine
    • Doctor of osteopathy
    • Dentist
    • Chiropractor
    • Doctor of podiatric medicine
    • Physical therapist
    • Nurse midwife
    • Certified and registered psychologist
    • Certified and qualified social worker
    • Optometrist
    • Nurse anesthetist
    • Speech-language pathologist
    • Audiologist
    • Clinical laboratory
    • Screening center
    • General hospital
    • Any other type of practitioner or facility specifically listed in the member's Certificate of Insurance as a practitioner or facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes

    A provider must be licensed or certified to render the covered service. The covered service must be within the scope of the Provider's license or certification.

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

    New York State Department of Health. This agency provides information for consumers, doctors, researchers and health care providers.

    The geographic area in which a health plan is prepared to deliver health care through a contracted network of participating providers.

    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.


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