Please click on the link below for important information regarding MassHealth requirement effective 2/1/2013.
Click the link below for the listing of HCPCs codes that will require NDC numbers
Please click on this link to view a recent notice regarding updates to our online formulary.
In the face of multiple priorities and limited resources, leaders in the medical field may also notice a growing imperative to improve patient experiences and a growing demand among patients for an enhanced service experience. Patients interested in greater participation in their own health care is placing further pressure on the health care systems to find ways to become more patient-centered. This is the driver behind CAHPS surveys: To assess the patient experience and provider performance. For pediatricians, a key area of concern is related to documentation of your conversations with parents and children about their weight, their physical activity and their nutrition. To that end, we have provided this information included here as a helpful guide for improving your documentation of these important conversation you are having every day in the link below. Thank you for all your efforts!
Standard Clinical Practice Guidelines often fail to address the special challenges faced by homeless patients that may limit their ability to adhere to a plan of care. To fill this gap, the HCH Clinicians’ Network developed a series of adapted clinical guidelines covering: Asthma, Cardiovascular diseases, Chlamydial or Gonococcal Infections, Chronic Pain, Diabetes Mellitus, HIV/AIDS, Otitis Media, Reproductive Health, and General recommendations. HNE recommends our providers review and incorporate these guidelines into their practice for our members who are homeless.
Please note that the response cut off for the ICD-10 Survey has been extended from Monday, November 19th to Saturday, December 1st. Survey is located here:
To help providers meet the ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2014, Massachusetts health plans and MassHealth are collaborating to issue a 2nd online ICD-10 provider progress survey. The survey will help to assess statewide compliance efforts underway, provider testing strategies, and will be used to identify resources to aide providers in their ICD-10 preparations.
To avoid duplicate survey requests from various health plans, HealthCare Administrative Solutions (HCAS) has developed this survey on behalf of the following organizations:
In addition, the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP), Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) support this effort.
Please complete this brief survey, located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HCAS_ICD10_Survey by Monday November 19th.
To avoid duplicate responses, we request that each organization required to comply with the ICD-10 mandate provide a single unified survey response on behalf of that organization.
Please click on the link below to view the 2013 HEDIS®1 Measures
There has been an extension to the end date for the completion of the Provider Technology Adoption Survey from HealthCare Administration Solutions (HCAS). Please take a moment to complete this survey. The original notice is linked below, but the end date has changed from June 15, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
This post applies to Health Care Providers and Administrative Staff that Utilize the CAQH system.
Please be aware that starting the week of August 20, 2012, CAQH will begin accepting provider supporting documentation via email. HCAS has worked with CAQH to make this important change that should streamline the process for document submission.
Providers will be able to email electronic copies of their supporting documentation (i.e. Authorization Attestation and Release forms, Professional Liability Insurance Policy Face Sheets, DEA certificates, etc.). Providers submitting supporting documents via email will be asked to utilize an Email Cover Sheet, which is available at https://upd.caqh.org/OAS/ under the “Attachments” tab. For more information on where to send this information and how to use this new feature, CAQH has updated the Attachment page on the Online Application System (OAS) site.