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Meridian Sent a Notification Announcing a Change to Inpatient Submission Requirement / Health Plan News
As a follow, up to their previous fax on February 27, 2019 regarding Meridian’s notice of using Equian, please be advised of the following changes to the threshold limits and process.
Meridian Sent an Announcement Regarding Provider Enrollment in CHAMPS / Health Plan News
Previous Meridian Health communications indicated that providers not enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid program through the State's CHAMPS would be terminated.
Please be advised that Total Health Care is extending the “NO REFERRALS REQUIRED” policy through April 2019.
Two new generic albuterol inhaler products are authorized generics for their respective brand name products, Ventolin HFA and ProAir HFA.
Effective May 1, 2019, a prior authorization for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System medications will be required before they are covered by Blue Cross Complete.
Vitamin D Supplementation: Is it necessary? / OSP News
Vitamin D supplementation among consumers has increased since 2012 to improve health and reduce risk of chronic disease.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day / OSP News
Mark your calendar for the DEA’s next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday April 27, 2019.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, and most children and adolescents who are diagnosed with ADHD will continue to experience symptoms during adulthood.
New Black Box Warning required by the FDA for Uloric (febuxostat)
Priority Health Has a New Updated Discharge Policy and New Online Discharge Process / Health Plan News
On November 1, 2018, Priority Health announced their updated discharge policy would go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Aspirin, More Risk than Benefit? / OSP News
New guidelines reverse long-standing recommendation to take aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease and stroke.
Total Health Care Eligibility Verification Portal / Health Plan News
Total Health Care would like to thank you for your patience during the transition to their new portal and claims payment system.
2019 Immunization Schedules Updated / OSP News
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released updated adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules.
National Nutrition Month 2019 / OSP News
March is National Nutrition Month (NNM). This annual nutrition education and information campaign is presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Updated Guidelines on Cholesterol Management / OSP News
New 2018 guidelines from ACC/AHA re-establish LDL goals, incorporate new evidence on non-statin therapies, and address concerns about ASCVD risk overestimation for primary prevention.
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/MAPPO Health e-Blue Data Entry Alert Extended / Health Plan News
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/MAPPO Health e-Blue Data Entry Alert
Gabapentin is a Schedule V Controlled Substance in Michigan / Health Plan News
Effective January 4, 2019, the Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Rules were revised to include gabapentin under Schedule V.
BCN/BCBSM Online Prior Authorization Tool for Medical Specialty Drugs / Health Plan News
NovoLogix is online tool providers can use to obtain drug authorization under the medical benefit for BCN/BCBSM members.
Rebranding Weight Watchers / OSP News
In October 2018, Weight Watchers changed their name to WW, Wellness that Works. WW was created in the 60’s to help clients lose weight, but in recent years has been moving toward overall wellness and focusing more on mindfulness practices to improve health.
Benefit of Very Low LDL-C / OSP News
According to a meta-analysis published online in JAMA Cardiology (August 1, 2018), reducing LDL-C below currently accepted lowest levels demonstrates a consistent relative risk reduction in major vascular events.