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Important New Posted Jun 12, 2024
Children’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) FAQ

Children's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are for children and youth who, if not receiving these services, would require the level of care provided in a more restrictive environment.

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Important New Posted Jun 10, 2024
Public Health Emergency (PHE) Flexibilities Related to the Medicaid Children’s Waiver and Health Home Services

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued guidance on Public Health Emergency (PHE) flexibilities...

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New Posted Jun 04, 2024
Register for June Provider Education Events

Together, we can improve patient outcomes. Join us at a provider education workshop, training, or event.

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Important Posted May 09, 2024
835/ERA Receipt Now Available via Availity Clearinghouse

Healthfirst has been closely monitoring the service disruptions caused by a cybersecurity incident that impacted the operations of Change Healthcare. (See FAQ updated May 3, 2024)

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Posted Apr 25, 2024
Healthfirst provider updates in your in-box

Interested in receiving occasional emails with news and updates for Healthfirst providers?

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Posted Apr 24, 2024
Latest Healthfirst news posted on LinkedIn

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Posted Apr 23, 2024
Medications Requiring Prior Authorization Under the Medical Benefit

Ensure you remain current on the most recent changes

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Posted Mar 29, 2024
Announcing Essential Plan 200–250

Healthfirst is excited to announce our newest benefit plan, Essential Plan 200–250, launching on April 1, 2024.

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Posted Mar 28, 2024
New Effective Date for Acupuncture, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy Standard Fee Schedule Rates

Earlier this year, Healthfirst shared an update to our Standard Fee Schedule for specific acupuncturist, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy codes.

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Posted Mar 22, 2024
Lymphedema Compression Treatment Items Now Covered by Medicare

A new benefit category has been established for Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) for standard and custom-fitted compression garments and additional lymphedema compression treatment items that are primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose.

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Posted Mar 19, 2024
Tips to Increase Colorectal Screenings

Remind patients to schedule a colorectal cancer exam starting at age 45. A screening can detect cancer early, when it's easier to treat.

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Posted Mar 19, 2024
The End of the Public Health Emergency, Part 4

The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) related to the COVID‑19 pandemic ended on May 11, 2023. In this resource, you will find the latest PHE policy and procedure updates that may affect Healthfirst participating providers.

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