APRIL 2013


Coming Soon:
Enhanced Provider Manual

In a few months we'll release an enhanced provider manual on our Web site. The new manual will be a robust, powerful tool designed to help you easily locate information about our plans and policies. An important new feature is the ability to subscribe to e-mail updates for the entire manual or just the sections you reference regularly. This will give you quick access to the topics most important to you. Further, we're upgrading the Table of Contents and keyword search features and supplying answers to your frequently asked questions. Stay tuned for more information.

Claims Corner

Submitting Claims With Accurate "Pay To" Information
When submitting claims, be sure to enter the name associated with the tax identification number in the "Pay To" field. Doing so helps ensure remittances are issued to the correct practitioner and that checks need not be returned to EmblemHealth for reprocessing. Entering the correct information in all appropriate fields helps make claims payment faster and more efficient.

CME-Certified Program: Implementation of the CMS Obesity Counseling Benefit

This May please join us for this presentation by Dr. Louis J. Aronne on obesity counseling. He will address therapeutic interventions, patient education, specialized programs and other strategies to support weight management. Dr. Aronne is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program.

Date:           Thursday, May 16
Time:          5–6 pm: Registration and dinner
                    6–9 pm: CME-certified program
Location:   EmblemHealth, 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041

Dinner will be provided.

Register now there is no cost to attend.
Call 1-646-447-7649 or RSVP by e-mail.

Text Message Service for
New and Expectant Moms

Text4baby is a free service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Each week they send three health and safety text messages to pregnant women and moms with babies under age 1. The program aims to boost health knowledge, support doctor-patient interactions and improve appointment and immunization adherence. To learn how your patients can enroll, watch this video or visit the program Web site.



Webinar: Introducing Neighborhood Care

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is a place you can send your patients for personalized, one-on-one support and clinical, benefits and health management solutions. Join us to take a virtual tour of Neighborhood Care and the many services available to your patients.

When: Tuesday, April 30, and
Thursday, May 16; 10-11 am or 2-3 pm

To register: Complete and submit an online registration form.


Monthly Webinars for Practitioners and Office Staff

Topics include:

  • Navigating our secure Web site
  • Using medical and payment policy tools
  • Identifying EmblemHealth member ID cards and member benefits

Who should attend: Practitioners and office staff who are new to our networks.

When: Second Wednesday of each month; 10-11 am and 2-3 pm

To register: Complete and submit an online registration form.




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