UCare has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist agencies with questions related to the new notification requirement.
On May 28, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they requested five drug manufacturers to voluntarily recall their Metformin Extended-Release (ER) products from the marketplace due to higher than acceptable levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Impacted manufacturers have submitted recall notices to the FDA.
Read the June 11 Provider Bulletin for details on which manufacturers are affected, what prescribers should do and how UCare is notifying impacted members.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, UCare will introduce a new member ID card design for all products that will be issued for members who join UCare or seek a replacement ID card during the remainder of this year.
Effective Aug. 1, 2020, UCare will require a notification requirement within 24 hours of intake for the several adult rehabilitative mental health services including basic living and social skills, environmental or community prevention intervention, and mental health assessment and mental health services plan development.
Effective for Medicare claims with 2020 dates of service, processed after July 21, 2020, UCare is temporarily suspending certain claims processing edits for claims submitted on behalf of members in the following products: UCare Medicare Plans, UCare Medicare with M Health Fairview & North Memorial, and EssentiaCare.
See the July 21 bulletin for details.
After hearing from providers, UCare is pleased to announce an enhancement to our EOPs and 835s. This week, UCare will update the reporting of COB claims on EOPs and 835s.
See the Provider Bulletin for more information.
Inpatient admission notification is an important function of working with UCare members. UCare has prepared reminders for admission notification requirements.
Please see the Aug. 6 Provider Bulletin for details.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the application deadline for the Provider Relief Fund to Sept. 13, 2020.
UCare informs providers of critical business reminders for the Credentialing and Recredentialing Process, Pharmacy, Complex Case Management Process, Utilization Management Information, Member Rights and Responsibilities, Shared Decision Making and Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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