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  • Credentialing > ADA Accessibility Attestation

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute that requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis as that provided to the general public. Structural barriers to access should be removed only when the correction is readily achievable, which is defined by the law as easily accomplished and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. EmblemHealth is required to report aggregate statistics by geographic area and specialty on the percentage of providers that practice in ADA-compliant facilities.

    A new EmblemHealth ADA Accessibility Attestation Form needs to be completed and submitted to EmblemHealth each time a provider joins a new office or has moved to a new location. Please note that the information provided here will in no way affect your affiliation with EmblemHealth.

    All providers who participate in either the EmblemHealth Dual Assurance Network or Associated Dual Assurance Network must have a signed ADA Accessibility Attestation Form on file with EmblemHealth for each service location.

    Providers must notify EmblemHealth within 10 business days of any change in their ability to meet the ADA Accessibility standards as outlined in the signed ADA Accessibility Attestation Form.

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    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.

    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.

    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 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.


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