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.
In July of 2020, UCare put a temporary suspension on certain claims processing edits for the following products: UCare Medicare Plans, UCare Medicare with M Health Fairview & North Memorial, and EssentiaCare. Effective for Medicare claims processed after Jan. 1, 2021, UCare will be reinstating certain claims processing edits that were temporarily suspended in July 2020.
See the Nov. 23, 2020 bulletin for details.
On Sept. 21, 2020, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of all unexpired albuterol inhalers manufactured by Perrigo. This recall is to the retail pharmacy level. The FDA urges patients to continue using the inhaler they have on hand. UCare’s pharmacy department is contacting impacted members and their providers.
Read the October 6 Bulletin for more information.
UCare is introducing new Medicare Supplement Plans that Medicare-eligible individuals throughout Minnesota may select. The earliest effective date Medicare-eligibles can enroll in one of the UCare Medicare Supplement plans is Nov. 1, 2020. Members in the plans may seek care from any provider who accepts Medicare patients.
Read the October 8 Bulletin for more information.
UCare’s 2020 Provider Manual contains critical information that providers need to know to effectively work with UCare and our members. It is important that providers reference the online manual regularly for up-to-date content. The Provider Manual has been updated to reflect current business practices.
Go to the 2020 Provider Manual page.
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