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Healthfirst Provider Toolkit: Patient Recertification

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This recertification toolkit includes educational resources for your practice and easy-to-use guides to help you inform your patients on how to maintain their access to healthcare.

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Getting Started with Availity Essentials

Availity Essentials is Healthfirst's New Provider Portal

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Starting July 2024, providers will be able to access Healthfirst tools through Availity Essentials, a secure platform that will make your work with us easier.

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What's New

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Important New Posted Jul 15, 2024

Newly Added Provider Education Events - Register Today

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

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Important New Posted Jul 09, 2024

Medications Requiring Prior Authorization Under the Medical Benefit

Ensure you remain current on the most recent changes

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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 Jun 25, 2024

Healthfirst Provider Portal Transitioning to Availity Essentials

Availity Essentials™ - Healthfirst’s New Provider Portal Launching July 2024

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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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Posted Apr 24, 2024

Latest Healthfirst news posted on LinkedIn

Follow Healthfirst on LinkedIn for more.

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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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Provider Resources

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Provider Alerts

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Plans & Benefits

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Provider Manuals

These helpful manuals will give you and your staff easy access to the information you need to run your practice and provide quality care to Healthfirst members.

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