Winter 2012 
  In This Issue:

Provider Directory Validation Survey Begins

Upcoming Medical Record Audits for 2012


Claims Corner

Medicare and Medicaid Benefit Changes for 2012

Emblem Behavioral Health Services Program Underway

More Information on ICD-10

Good Notices for our Medical Manual on Religio-Cultural Competence

Behind the Scenes


Introducing Patient Health Profiles

Adolescent Immunizations

Vaccines For Children

Flu: It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

Medication Safety and Adherence

Health and Wellness Programs

Clinical Corner

News&Notes Archive

Clinical Corner

Clinical Corner is an easily accessible resource for updated information on clinical practice guidelines, medical policies and medical technologies. Formulary updates for EmblemHealth Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans are also available. Check Clinical Corner regularly to see the latest clinical updates.

The Health Status Improvement Committee meets regularly to review medical best practices and current clinical approaches to the treatment of disease states and conditions. The committee selects and adopts what it considers the most expert and effective clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for our network practitioners. The following CPGs were recently adopted or updated by the Health Status Improvement Committee:

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