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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-107 Point of Care Ultrasound

This document describes the policy Healthfirst follows for Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). This policy is executed pursuant to applicable provisions set forth in the contracts for the products indicated above, Articles 44 and 49 of the New York State (NYS) Public Health Law (PBH), as well as applicable Federal and State statutes and regulations.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-106 e-Consult Visits

This document describes the e-Consult visit policy Healthfirst Utilization Management follows when reimbursing for services provided by contracted providers.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-103 Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Billing Guidelines

A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is a minimally invasive device that is designed to measure and record glucose levels continuously and automatically in a patient. The device measures glucose values in the interstitial fluid of subcutaneous tissue. The goal of CGM devices is to record patterns of glucose levels and use these patterns to guide patient management and improve overall glycemic control.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-104 Principal and Chronic Care Management

This policy outlines Healthfirst reimbursement guidelines for Principal and Chronic Care Management (PCM and CCM) services in an outpatient setting.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-097 Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Effective April 1, 2019, Healthfirst will implement changes to its reimbursement policy for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to better align with existing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement policies regarding these types of physician extenders.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-102 Taxonomy

A taxonomy code is a unique 10-character alphanumeric code that signifies a provider’s classification and area of specialization.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-098 Monkeypox Vaccine Coverage

This policy outlines the reimbursement guidelines for coverage of the monkeypox vaccination and administration.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-096 New Physician Dispenser

Effective September 1, 2022, Medicaid pharmacy claims submitted from a physician dispenser will be rejected by Healthfirst’s pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-078 Telemedicine

This policy describes the services covered, provider requirements and reimbursement for Telehealth and Virtual health services.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-101 After Hours and Weekend Care

After hours or weekend care (CPT®) codes represent services provided when a Healthcare Provider is required to render the services outside of regular posted office hours to treat a patient's urgent illness or condition.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-100 Surgical Pathology

Healthfirst has established a policy regarding the number of units payable for surgical pathology services.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-099 Oral Sleep Apnea Device Appliance

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) E0485 and E0486 describe oral appliances which are used for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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