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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-006 Vitamin B12 and Methylmalonic Acid Testing

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin required for proper red blood cell formation, key metabolic processes, neurological function, and DNA regulation and synthesis.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-005 Diagnostic Testing of Iron Homeostasis & Metabolism

Iron, an essential nutrient with a variety of biological uses, is tightly regulated in vivo to maintain homeostasis.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-001 Vitamin D Testing

Vitamin D is a precursor to steroid hormones and plays a key role in calcium absorption and mineral metabolism.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-095 Anesthesia Services

Healthfirst Anesthesia policy is developed in part using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Policy Manual, CMS NCCI edits and the CMS Regional Physician Fee Schedule, American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines, and its own medical policies regarding the coding of claims.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-90 ICD-10-CM Excludes1 Notes

Effective 04/01/2024, Healthfirst expects the ICD-10-CM Excludes1 Notes policy in accordance with the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and the Medicare Claims Processing Manual governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be followed.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-087 General Principles of Lab Test Coverage

The purpose of this policy is to establish the standards and guidelines that Healthfirst follows when determining coverage of lab tests.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-082 Testing of Homocysteine Metabolism-Related Conditions

Homocystinuria is a metabolic condition in which the body is unable to properly process certain amino acids, resulting in an abnormal accumulation of homocysteine and its metabolites in the blood and urine (NIH, 2023).

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Provider Alerts - Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Practice Guidelines and Tips - 2024
New State Requirements for Provider Compliance Programs

New York State has made changes to provider requirements for starting and maintaining compliance programs.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-084 Radiological Chest Examination

Healthfirst will no longer reimburse for chest X-Ray procedures with service codes 71045 and 71046 unless there is a diagnosis of pertinent signs, symptoms, or diseases.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-085 Chest X-Rays for Lung Cancer Screening

This policy outlines the reimbursement guidelines for chest X-ray procedures performed for the sole purpose of lung cancer screening or assessing nicotine use/dependence.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-091 Trigger Point Injections

Healthfirst aims to ensure that its reimbursement policy for trigger point injections aligns with state and national industry standards. This policy outlines the limitations and guidelines for the reimbursement of trigger point injections provided to Healthfirst members.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-083 General Ophthalmological Exams

This reimbursement policy outlines the guidelines for the reimbursement of comprehensive ophthalmological exams and intermediate ophthalmological exams for service codes 92012 and 92014.

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