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Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2021
Coronavirus: Type (COVID-19) — Cost-Sharing Waiver

Please be advised that the New York State Department of Financial Services, the New York State Department of Health, and the federal government have directed Healthfirst to waive patient copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles for certain testing and treatment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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COVID-19
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Billing for No-Cost Drugs and Biologicals

Healthfirst requires that providers record all substances administered to patients and that a charge be reported, even for no-cost drugs and biologicals. When this occurs, the provider or qualified healthcare professional should submit a token charge of $0 for the item.

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Prior Authorization
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Changes to Authorization Guidelines for Selected Medical Services

Effective April 1, 2022, Healthfirst will change its authorization guidelines for selected medical services. These changes are part of Healthfirst’s ongoing responsibility to evaluate its medical policies compared to the latest scientific evidence and specialty society guidance.

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Prior Authorization
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Healthfirst Policy for the Authorization of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services

Healthfirst’s medical policies are intended to provide guidance in the administration of Healthfirst’s benefit plans and are used by medical directors and other clinical professionals in making medical necessity and other coverage determinations. This policy is applicable to the Commercial Plan, Qualified Health Plan (QHP), Essential Plan (EP) and Child Health Plus (CHP). While this service is not covered by Healthfirst Medicaid Managed Care Plan, ABA services are available to Medicaid beneficiaries through Medicaid Fee-for-Service.

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Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Billing Guidance for Acupuncturists

Medicare covers acupuncture for chronic lower back pain. Plans must offer this benefit and can choose to offer a supplemental benefit in addition to the original Medicare-covered visits. Previously, most Healthfirst providers submitted claims for acupuncture visits using ICD-10 M54.5. However, this ICD was retired on October 1, 2021.

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Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Behavioral Health and Foster Care - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Child HCBS Authorizations and Reminder of State Billing and Claiming Requirements

This notice is to remind Children’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers of HCBS billing and claiming requirements, per the April 4, 2022, NYSDOH memo.

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Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2021
Healthfirst Reimbursement Policy Updates Effective September 1, 2021

Healthfirst aims to ensure that our reimbursement policy standards are up to date and are compliant with state and national industry standards. Effective September 1, 2021, several changes will be made to our reimbursement policy to maintain compliance with industry-accepted coding and reimbursement practices as well as state and national regulatory requirements.

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Reimbursement
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Healthfirst Reimbursement Policy Update

Healthfirst aims to ensure that our reimbursement policy standards are compliant with state and national regulatory requirements and industry standard coding and reimbursement practices. This update describes our reimbursement policy for certain surgical pathology claims.

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Reimbursement
  
Telehealth - Claims & Billing - Practice Guidelines and Tips - 2022
Guidance for ADHC Telehealth and In-Person Services

Healthfirst offers guidance to Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) providers to successfully obtain authorizations and reimbursement for the following services: - Telehealth Services - In-Person Services Upon Reopening

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Reimbursement
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
Optos Optomap Imaging: Coding, Billing, and Medical Requirements

To ensure appropriate payments and maintain billing efficiencies, Healthfirst is committed to informing providers of specific requirements for the usage of any medical device. This alert provides guidance on Healthfirst coding and medical requirements for Optos Optomap imaging.

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Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2022
2022 Medicare Advantage Sequestration Reinstatement

Effective April 1, 2022, CMS has reinstituted sequestration reductions to claims payments for Medicare enrollees in accordance with The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act.

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Billing
  
Provider Alerts - Claims & Billing - Pharmacy Resources & Formularies - Provider Resources - 2023
Reimbursement Update for SPRAVATO

This notice is to inform providers about reimbursement updates for billing or submitting claims for the SPRAVATO medication.

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Billing