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2021 UCare Provider Manual Update 2021-02-26 Bulletin Provider Manual, Update, 2021, manual, PAC, key, updates, February, q1
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-03-10 Bulletin Prior authorization criteria, drugs, Ayvakit, Cabometyx, Fasenra, Growth Hormone, Humira, Lynparza, Rydapt, Tazverik, Tibsovo, Xenazine, Xpovio, Pharmacy
REMINDER: UCare Medicare Part D Vaccine Information 2021-02-04 Bulletin
New Prior Authorization Requirement for Victoza and Nubeqa 2021-01-15 Bulletin
January 2021 Health Lines 2021-01-04 Newsletter
Changes to the Payment and Remittance Selection Process 2020-12-18 Bulletin "request Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) changes was removed, require the prior financial institution, UCare Contract Manager"
Change in Frequency for Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule Updates 2020-12-15 Bulletin
Early Intensive Development and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Claims Payment 2020-12-14 Bulletin
Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorization for 2021 and Biosimilar Step Therapy Information 2020-11-18 Bulletin Part D, CARC 280, RARC N751, Vaccination Provided at a Pharmacy, Vaccination Provided at a Clinic, Express Scripts, TransactRx
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-02-15 Bulletin Prior authorization criteria, drugs, Afinitor, Calquence, Tagrisso, Xalkori, Arcalyst, Kalydeco, Trikafta, Zytiga, Austedo, Stivarga, Tykerb, Brukinsa, Symdeko, Vascepa, Pharmacy
Notice of UCare Implementation of Medicare Facility LCD/NCD Policies 2017-12-19 Bulletin
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program Update 2020-11-04 Bulletin
UCare Introduces New Medicare Supplement Plans 2020-10-08 Bulletin Medicare Supplement, Medicare-eligible, Basic Medicare Supplement, Extended Basic Medicare Supplement, $20/$50 Copay Medicare Supplement, be submitted directly to Medicare, phone support, Medicare Supplement ID card
ARMHS Provider Notification/Change Request Form Updated 2020-09-29 Bulletin
Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Practice Webinar 2020-09-10 Bulletin
Updated Prior Authorization Criteria for Drugs on the Individual and Family Plans Formulary 2021-04-12 Bulletin Prior authorization criteria, drugs, Alecensa, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Erleada, Forteo, Gavreto, Ibrance, Iclusig, Kisqali, Kynmobi, Leuprolid (long acting), Lonsurf, Lorbrena, Ninlaro, Omnipod, Onureg, Promacta, Rubraca, Tarceva, Verzenio, Xtandi, Zokinvy
Ineligible Provider List Updated August 31, 2020 2020-09-09 Bulletin
FAQs on New ARMHS Notification Requirement 2020-08-28 FAQs
FAQ: Temporary Suspension of Medicare Claim Processing Edits 2020-07-21 Bulletin 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. 
Pharmacy Access – Disruption Due to Protests 2021-04-12 Bulletin pharmacies disrupted, transportation disrupted, common questions, open pharmacies, coverage for medication, delivery
2019 Off-Campus Provider-Based Hospital Department Services Claims to be Adjusted 2020-04-02 Bulletin
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Providers 2020-03-20 Bulletin
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coverage Guidance 2020-03-12 Bulletin
March 2020 Health Lines 2020-03-02 Newsletter
UCare Provider Manual Has Been Updated 2020-02-28 Bulletin
February 2020 Health Lines 2020-02-06 Newsletter
Providers Asked to Verify That They are Using Correct Payor ID for 2019 and 2020 Medicare Claims 2020-02-03 Bulletin
January 2020 Health Lines 2020-01-07 Newsletter
Code and Editing Updates 2019-12-23 Bulletin
Potential Delay in Issuance of Some 2020 UCare Medicare ID Cards 2019-12-23 Bulletin
February 2021 Health Lines 2021-02-08 Newsletter
2021 Code and Editing Updates 2020-12-29 Bulletin multiple automated claims editing and pricing applications, Claims Edit System (CES) version 5.4, Minnesota Health Care Program Products and its Special Needs Plans, Prospective Payment System
New Medicare Products to Offer Supplemental Coverage for Nebulizer and Pulse Oximeters 2020-12-22 Bulletin supplemental coverage for nebulizer and pulse oximeters, no authorization or prior face-to-face visit required, Genevive, care coordinator , diagnosis code to include on the claim when billing, COPD CODE J44.0, J44.1, J44.9, CHF CODES 150.20, 150.21, 150.22, 150.23, 150.30, 150.31 150.32, 150.33, 150.40, 150.41, 150.42, 150.43, 150.81, 150.9
December 2020 Health Lines 2020-12-02 Newsletter Pleasant Radford, Jr., joins UCare as Health Equity Officer, IFP Authorization 2021 Turnaround Time Requirement Changes, 2021 Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorization, Pharmacy Formulary and Benefit Changes for Shingrix, Insulin, UCare Resources for New Parents and Baby Care, Healthy Savings at the Grocery Store, Quality Documentation, Model of Care Training and Holiday Hours from UCare.
Reinstatement of Previously Suspended Medicare Claims Processing Edits 2020-11-23 Bulletin July 21, 2020 bulletin, Medicare members claims, Part B medical, drug and durable medical equipment (DME) services, process date, new claims, reprocessed claims, replacement claims, adjusted claims and/or void/reinstated claims, previously paid during the suspension may now result in denials of claims
Pharmacy Formulary and Benefit Changes for 2021 2020-11-18 Bulletin "Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorization, Care Continuum, retrospective pharmacy authorization, adjustment on an existing prior authorization, UCare Clinical Services, scheduling issues, 150 drugs require authorization in 2021, Biosimilar Step, Enzyme Replacement, Hematology, Hereditary Angioedema, Immunologicals, Infertility, Inflammatory Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology, Rare/Miscellaneous Conditions, Pegfilgrastim, Infliximab, Rituximab, Trastuzumab, Filgrastim, Epoetin, Bevacizumab, 365-day lookback for Medicare, 180 day lookback for Medicaid "
UCare Medicare Part D Vaccine Information2020-11-18 2020-11-18 Bulletin Part D, CARC 280, RARC N751, Vaccination Provided at a Pharmacy, Vaccination Provided at a Clinic, Express Scripts, TransactRx
December 2019 Health Lines 2019-12-02 Newsletter
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Editing for UCare Medicare Plans and State Public Programs Beginning Jan. 1, 2020 2019-11-25 Bulletin
Off-campus Provider-based Hospital Department Services 2019-11-22 Bulletin
Pharmacy Formulary and Benefit Changes for 2020 2019-11-20 Bulletin
2020 Changes to Medical Benefit Drug Prior Authorizations 2019-11-15 Bulletin
Billing Requirements for Medicare Certified Home Health Care and ESRD Providers 2019-11-14 Bulletin
Hospital Interim Claims Billing 2019-11-14 Bulletin
MinnesotaCare Tax Changing Jan. 1, 2020 2019-11-13 Bulletin
November 2019 Health Lines 2019-11-05 Newsletter
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Submissions for UCare Medicare Plans Beginning Jan. 1, 2020 2019-10-30 Bulletin
November 2020 Health Lines 2020-11-04 Newsletter Summary of UCare Health Care Plan Benefit Changes for 2021, New Medicare Plan Offerings, UCare Prime (South), UCare Aware, EssentiaCare Access, UCare Value Plus, TruHearing, Healthy Savings OTC, Delta Dental, new Institutional Special Needs Plan (I-SNP), Genevive, new Medicare Supplement Plans, UCare Individual & Family Plan Changes, 77 counties across the state, State Public Programs Benefit Changes, COVID-19 Flexibilities, Medicaid-Only Plans, virtuwell eVisits, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans denal programs, activity, and health tracking tools, weight watchers, memory support kit, caregiver support; UCare's Update About Direct Access and the Parallel Process for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services, UCare 2020 Provider Manual Update Oct. 14, 2020, UCare's First Virtual "A Salute to Excellence!", UCare Car Seat Distributions During COVID-19, Phase 3 of COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding Available through Nov. 6, 2020, COVID-19 Information for Providers Page Update, Authorization waiver for certa
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 2021-04-06 Bulletin The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and approved multiple monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. These agents include the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab, bamlanivimab alone, and the combination of bamlanivimab and etesevimab B.1.1.7 (UK origin) B.1.351 (South Africa origin) P.1 (Brazil origin), B.1.427/B.1.429 (California origin) or the B.1.526 (New York origin) antibody infusion treatments Regeneron and Lilly
UCare Modifies Authorization Requirements for CTSS Thresholds and SUD Inpatient Admission and Residential Treatment Services 2019-10-25 Bulletin
UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” Celebrates 22 Health Care Providers 2019-10-16 Bulletin
UCare to Implement New Transportation Management Software in 2020 2019-10-10 Bulletin
CORRECTION: Coding Changes for Adults and Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services for UCare State Public Programs Products 2019-10-07 Bulletin
October 2019 Health Lines 2019-10-07 Newsletter
Transition to Patient Driven Payment Model Methodology 2019-09-27 Bulletin
Partial Hospitalization Claims Update Being Implemented at Clearinghouse Level 2019-09-16 Bulletin
Inhaler Preferred Drug List Status Changes 2019-09-06 Bulletin
September 2019 Health Lines 2019-09-04 Newsletter
August 2019 Health Lines 2019-08-05 Newsletter
Temporary Rate Increase for Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and Elderly Waiver (EW) Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) 2020-12-16 Bulletin request Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) changes was removed, require the prior financial institution, UCare Contract Manager
October 2020 Health Lines 2020-10-07 Newsletter Provider Demographics, supervising provider information, paper claims, 837P format loop 2310D, NN1919, NM102, NM103, NM104, NM108, NM109, Flu Season Reminder, Clinical Practice Guidelines Approved, Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders, Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia, Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders (SUD), UCare Mobile Dental Clinic, UCare Dental Connection, Documentation Improvement: Capturing Chronic Conditions, COVID-19 Information for Providers, authorizations, Billing Payment; relief funding
FDA Alert on Voluntary Recall of Albuterol Inhalers Manufactured by Perrigo 2020-10-06 Bulletin Perrigo, albuterol inhalers , pharmacy level recall, letters to impacted members, FDA website, switch inhalers, inhaler malfunction,
September 2020 Health Lines 2020-09-10 Newsletter ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health, Z codes, food, housing, transportation, education, violence, social support, health behaviors and employment; UCare Members to Receive In-Home Test Kits, microalbumin, A1c, colorectal cancer screenings, BioIQ, no extra cost; 2020 Formulary Status for Influenza Treatments, State Medical Assistance Programs, Oseltamivir capsules, Oseltamivir suspension, Tamiflu capsules, Tamiflu suspension, Relenza, Xofluza; Ineligible Provider List Updated 08/31/2020, MHP, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency; September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, 1 in 3 adults 65 or older, fear of falling, ucare.org/falls; Adult Residential Intensity: High Intensity Committed/Complex Reminder, state public program patients, high intensity committed/complex modifier, H2036 & TG, U4, HK; Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 13, $15 billion to eligible providers who had not yet received a payment, CARES Act Provider Relief Fund; Model of Care Training, Minnesota
Coordination of Benefits Reporting Updated on Remits 2020-08-26 Bulletin 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. UCare will now be reporting prior payments/adjustment amounts in the CAS segment with OA (Other Adjustment) 23 (The impact of prior payer(s) adjudication including payment and/or adjustments). Prior payments, adjustment amounts, CAS, segment, OA, other adjustment, 23, CO, Contractual obligation,
2020 Critical Business Reminders 2020-08-12 Bulletin practitioner’s rights related to the credentialing and recredentialing processes, pharmacy, complex case management referral process. utilization management information, member rights and responsibilities statement, shared decision-making aids, clinical practice guidelines, social determinants of health
Important Admission Notification Reminders 2020-08-06 Bulletin Acute care hospital: Inpatient Admission. Observation status admissions, Maternity/Newborns, Intermediate levels of care: Long-term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH), Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation facility (AIR)
August 2020 Health Lines 2020-08-04 Newsletter UCare Provider Manual Update, Restricted Recipient, Provider Credentialing, Claims Payments, Authorizations Notifications, Medical Necessity Criteria for Services Requiring Authorization, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, Hospital Services, Transportation, Holiday Closure Hours, Labor Day, PAC, New Member ID Card Design, new members, replacement cards, Rheumatoid Arthritis, LivingWell Kid Kits, Medicaid Youth, age under 18, fitness run kit, youth de-stress kit, child dental kit, Tween/Teen Dental Kit, Member Rights and Responsibilities, Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline Update, August 28, extension.
2019 Critical Business Reminders 2019-07-30 Bulletin
July 2019 Health Lines 2019-07-08 Newsletter
Providers Asked to Set Up Electronic Payments by Aug. 31, 2019 2019-07-01 Bulletin
UCare to Align Claims Processing with SUD Reform for HF Modifier 2019-06-24 Bulletin
Minnesota Health Care Programs Drug List Changes Coming Effective July 1, 2019 2019-06-04 Bulletin
June 2019 Health Lines 2019-06-03 Newsletter
Behavioral Health Claims Updates 2019-05-23 Bulletin
UCare to Introduce Online Submission of Claim Reconsideration Requests May 20 for Adjustments/Appeals and Recoupments 2019-05-15 Bulletin
Reminder for Billing Services From Indian Health Services or 638 Facilities 2019-05-08 Bulletin
May 2019 health lines 2019-05-01 Newsletter
Medicaid & CHIP Provider Relief Fund Distribution Update 2020-07-29 Bulletin Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is extending the Medicaid and CHIP Provider Relief Fund distribution provider application deadline to apply to Aug. 3, 2020. The information was shared in an announcement that a second round of funding was being distributed to high-impact COVID-19 area hospitals.
Temporary Suspension of Medicare Claim Processing Edits 2020-07-21 Bulletin 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. 
April 2019 heath lines 2019-04-04 Newsletter
Provider FAQs – New UCare Claims System 2019-04-02 Bulletin
Medicaid Nutritional Supplement Benefit Change 2019-03-29 Bulletin
UCare to Implement New Transportation Management Software in 2019 2019-03-29 Bulletin
March 2019 health lines 2019-03-04 Newsletter
UCare Online Submission of Claim Reconsideration Requests Delayed 2019-03-04 Bulletin
UCare Provider Manual Has Been Updated 2019-02-28 Bulletin
February 2019 heath lines 2019-02-06 Newsletter
Updates on 2019 IFP Claim Payments & Electronic Transactions 2019-01-29 Bulletin
UCare to Introduce Online Submission of Provider Claims Reconsideration Form 2019-01-17 Bulletin
Billing Reminders for Home Infusion Services 2019-01-15 Bulletin
NPI Edit Error Impacting Atypical Providers with Availity 2019-01-15 Bulletin
Updates on 2019 Claim Rejection Edits 2019-01-15 Bulletin
Updates on Member Eligibility Services for 2019 Individual & Family Plan Members 2019-01-14 Bulletin
Additional Enrollment Opportunities for Medicare Members 2019-01-07 Bulletin
January 2019 health lines 2019-01-03 Newsletter
2019 EDI Claims Delays for UCare Individual & Family Plans ONLY 2018-12-27 Bulletin
Code and Editing Updates Reminder 2018-12-14 Bulletin
Jan. 1, 2019, Changes for PCA & HCN Providers Serving Members Under Age 65 2018-12-11 Bulletin
Tips & Reminders Regarding Nursing Facility Liability Letters 2018-12-06 Bulletin
2019 Pharmacy Formulary Update 2018-12-05 Bulletin
December 2018 health lines 2018-12-03 Newsletter
UCare Announces Changes Affecting Claims Editing for UCare Choices Plans Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 2018-11-29 Bulletin
November 2018 health lines 2018-11-05 Newsletter
FAQs - Suspension of Authorizations For UCare Choices and Fairview UCare Choices Members Effective Jan. 1, 2019 2018-11-01 FAQs
UCare to Suspend Authorizations in 2019 for UCare Choices Plans 2018-11-01 Bulletin
UCare Choices Claims Submission Changes for 2019 2018-10-24 Bulletin
UCare Renames Three Products for 2019 2018-10-17 Bulletin
October 2018 health lines 2018-10-03 Newsletter
September 2018 health lines 2018-09-05 Newsletter
July 2020 Health Lines 2020-07-06 Newsletter Telephonic Outreach, well child exams and immunizations, our Somalian and East Asian populations, Bruce Cantor, M.D., M.S., UCare Medical Director, Temporarily Changes to Post-Acute Care Authorization and Notification Requirements April 20, September, Sept. 30, Skilled Nursing Facility & Swing Bed, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Care Services (i.e., skilled nurse, home health aide), prior authorization for out of network services, UM Satisfaction Survey, Ineligible Provider List Updated June 29, 2020, Silver Sneakers, Healthy Savings, UCare Medicare Plans, UCare Medicare w/ M Health Fairview & North Memorial, EssentiaCare, UCare Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), UCare Connect and UCare Connect + Medicare, Life Time Fitness, YMCA Twin Cities, SNAP Fitness, Curves, Healthy Contributions Clubs, National Independent Health Club Association (NIHCA) clubs, UCare member ID number, current insurance information, New Member ID Card Format, two-sided, card issued date, copay i
Notification Requirements Update: Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) 2020-07-01 Bulletin Notification Requirements Update: Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
UCare to Roll Out New Member ID Card Design 2020-06-15 Bulletin Member ID Card Tip Sheet, new cards, replacement cards, 2021 for all members, two sided, card issued date, coverage year, copayments for services, coinsurance, copays, provider portal
FDA Recall of Certain Manufacturers of Metformin Extended-Release Tablets 2020-06-11 Bulletin Metformin Extended Release, Metformin ER tablets, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), Amneal and Apotex, Actavis (Teva) and Marksans Pharma Limited, type 2 diabetes, FDA news release, members be switched to other manufacturer, letter to members
Notification Requirements Update: Outpatient SUD Services 2020-06-05 Bulletin individual/group (H2035),treatment coordination (T1016 U8 HN), peer recovery support (H0038 U8), Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP), MinnesotaCare, Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+), UCare Connect, UCare Connect + Medicare, UCare Individual & Family Plans, and UCare Individual & Family Plans with M Health Fairview (H2035 and T1016 U8. Notification of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Outpatient
March 2021 Health Lines 2021-03-04 Newsletter March, 2021, Health Lines, Newsletter, COVID-19, Vaccine Connector, Q1, Avivo, Model of Care, Maternal, Child, Health Program, Ineligible Provider List, Documentation Improvement, Training,
June 2020 Health Lines 2020-06-01 Newsletter Covid-19 Member relief Q&A,coronavirus, Medicare, telehealth, home kits, masks, healthy snack boxes and iPads, COB, explanation of payment, IFP, CO-109-Claim, COVID-19 Information for Provider webpage updates, telehealth visits, Complete visit documentation as you would for an in-person visit, MHSUDservices@ucare.org, Model of Care, MOC, training, Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), UCare Connect + Medicare plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, Quit for Life, UCare’s tobacco quit line program, independence day observation.
Pharmacy Access – Disruption Due to Protests 2020-05-29 Bulletin pharmacies disrupted, transportation disrupted, common questions, open pharmacies, coverage for medication, delivery
UCare Introduces Enhanced Prior Authorization and Pre-Determination Forms for Medical Services and Medical Injectable Drugs 2020-05-29 Bulletin IFP, telehealth, Medicare, primary care, PCP, waiver copays, waive coinsurance, waive deductible, member premiums July August, medical supplies, snacks, infrastructure grants, duration of federal and state public health emergencies, COVID-19, coronavirus.
UCare Introduces New and Updated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Prior Authorization and Notification Request Forms 2020-05-29 Bulletin General Prior authorization, predetermination, Medicare, July 1 effective date, medical services, medical injectable drug
UCare Provides Individual & Family and Medicare Members with COVID-19 Financial Relief 2020-05-28 Bulletin IFP, telehealth, Medicare, primary care, PCP, waiver copays, waive coinsurance, waive deductible, member premiums July August, medical supplies, snacks, infrastructure grants, duration of federal and state public health emergencies, COVID-19, coronavirus.
Additional Claims Payment Run Added for May 2020 Holiday Week 2020-05-21 Bulletin UCare will add back the second claims payment run the week of Memorial Day. Usually during the week of a holiday, there is only one payment run. For the week of May 25-29, remit payments will occur Wednesday and Friday. UCare will send remits up to three business days after payment is made on a claim. Claim status and remits can be accessed via UCare’s Provider Portal.
For Coders and Billers: Billing for Part B Vaccines and Immunizations 2018-08-27 Bulletin
New State Public Program (SPP) Medical Drug Prior Authorization Request Form effective September 1, 2018 2018-08-03 Bulletin
August 2018 health lines 2018-08-01 Newsletter
Important Drug Recall Information 2018-07-30 Bulletin
2018 Critical Business Reminders (new template) 2018-07-25 Bulletin
New Provider Search Tool for Members 2018-07-23 Bulletin
New UCare Claims Payment Schedule effective July 23, 2018, and forward 2018-07-12 Bulletin
July 2018 health lines 2018-07-02 Newsletter
UCare to Implement Home and Community-Based Services Billing Changes 2018-06-29 Bulletin
Revised - UCare Explanation of Payments (EOP) Report and EDI 835 Updates 2018-06-28 Bulletin
May 2020 Health Lines 2020-05-06 Newsletter Coronavirus, COVID-19, Billing and Payment, Pharmacy and Formularies, Adding Practitioners/Locations on a Temporary Basis, Credentialing, Telehealth, Prior authorizations, ranitidine (Zantac) drugs on the market, N-nitrosodimethylamine, NDMA, famotidine, nizatidine, cimetidine, omeprazole, pantoprazole, lansoprazole, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are rehabilitative services, Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+), Minnesota Senior Health Option (MSHO), UCare Connect, UCare Connect + Medicare, Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) or Minnesota Care (MnCare), HEALTH CLUB SAVINGS, Medicare, over the counter benefits, COVID-19 FUNDING, Social isolation, Telehealth, Food insecurity, MATTERbox snack packs, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), UCare Connect (SNBC), Medical Assistance (MA) and a certified disability, Todd, Wadena and Morrison
Additional Billing Guidance for Medicare Certified Home Health Care Providers 2020-05-01 Bulletin claims, billing guidelines, payment methodology, Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), continuous care episodes, 60-day episode of care, 30-day period of care, claims submission instructions, CMS Billing Resources, UCare Medicare Plans, UCare Medicare with M Health Fairview & North Memorial, Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), UCare Connect + Medicare, UCare Individual & Family Plans, UCare Individual & Family Plans with M Health Fairview, IFP
Market Withdrawal Alert – Ranitidine (Zantac) Products 2020-04-24 Bulletin N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), impurity, igher than room temperatures, risk of cancer, supply shortages for the drug famotidine, cimetidine, nizatidine, omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole
UCare Temporarily Changes Post-Acute Care Authorization And Notification Requirements 2020-04-20 Bulletin prior authorization and notification requirements, Coronavirus (COVID-19), post-acute care, 48 hours of admission, Skilled Nursing Facility & Swing Bed Admission, UCare Medicare, EssentiaCare, UCare Medicare with M Health Fairview and North Memorial, MSHO, UCare Connect + Medicare, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital SNF, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, LTAC, Acute Inpatient Rehab, Home Health Care (Skilled nurse visits, Home Health Aide), UCare Connect, UCare Connect + Medicare
Withdrawal Management Added to Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services 2020-04-07 Bulletin Chemical Dependency. Substance Use Disorder, state public programs, Withdrawal Management, Behavioral Health, MN-SUD, BH
April 2020 Health Lines 2020-04-06 Newsletter Message from UCare CEO Mark Traynor, COVID-19 Information For Providers, Clinical Practice Guidelines, FAQ, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Hyperactivity, ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorder, SUD, Expedited Appeals for Pharmacy and Medical Drugs, formulary exceptions, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Team, Accurate Member Information, Documentation Improvement for Dementia
UCare Pharmacy COVID-19 Update 2020-03-26 Bulletin Coronavirus, access to medication, refills, prescriptions, options, monitoring treatments, clinical trials, drug shortages, formulary status,
New Drug Prior Authorization Removals Beginning July 1, 2018 2018-06-22 Bulletin
June 2018 health lines 2018-06-04 Newsletter
Billing for Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services 2018-06-01 Bulletin
May 2018 health lines 2018-05-15 Newsletter
April 30, 2018 Provider Manual Update 2018-04-30 Bulletin
April 2018 health lines 2018-04-15 Newsletter
Changes to UCare Claims Payment Schedule 2018-04-05 Bulletin
March 2018 health lines 2018-03-15 Newsletter
Updates to SPP Mental Health Services Claim Processes 2018-03-01 Bulletin
Basaglar Preferred Long Acting Insulin for MHCP Formulary 2018-02-15 Bulletin
February 2018 health lines 2018-02-15 Newsletter
Provider Manual Updated 2018-01-31 Bulletin
January 2018 health lines 2018-01-16 Newsletter
Unauthorized Provider Services 2017-12-20 Bulletin
2015 Critical Business Reminders 2017-12-15 Bulletin
December 2017 health lines 2017-12-15 Newsletter
2018 Authorization and Notification Grids Available 2017-11-15 Letter
November 2017 health lines 2017-11-15 Newsletter
October 2017 health lines 2017-10-15 Newsletter
Mark Traynor Named UCare President and CEO 2017-10-11 Bulletin
September 2017 health lines 2017-09-15 Newsletter
August 2017 health lines 2017-08-16 Newsletter
July 2017 health lines 2017-07-14 Newsletter
June 2017 health lines 2017-06-15 Newsletter
Taxonomy Cross Over Claims 2017-05-30 Bulletin
May 2017 health lines 2017-05-15 Newsletter
Behavioral Health Update 2017-05-01 Bulletin
PPS Implementation Follow Up 2017-04-26 Bulletin
April 2017 health lines 2017-04-19 Newsletter
March 2017 health lines 2017-03-23 Newsletter
Provider Assurance Statement for Telemedicine Required to Deliver Telemedicine Services to Certain UCare Members 2017-02-23 Bulletin
February 2017 health lines 2017-02-15 Newsletter
Provider Manual Update 2017-02-14 Bulletin
Taxonomy FAQs 2017-02-09 FAQs
Taxonomy Update 2017-02-09 Bulletin
Physician Pricer 2017-01-18 Bulletin
Ambulance PPS 2017-01-17 Bulletin
January 2017 health lines 2017-01-17 Newsletter
December 2016 health lines 2016-12-15 Newsletter
2016 Critical Business Reminders 2016-12-14 Bulletin
November 2016 health lines 2016-11-16 Newsletter
October 2016 health lines 2016-10-18 Newsletter
SNF Pricing Tool Implementation 2016-09-30 Bulletin
September 2016 health lines 2016-09-15 Newsletter
August 2016 health lines 2016-08-12 Newsletter
July 2016 health lines 2016-07-14 Newsletter
June 2016 health lines 2016-06-14 Newsletter
ARHMS Authorization Update 2016-06-01 Bulletin
May 2016 health lines 2016-05-11 Newsletter
Provider Assurance Statement for Telemedicine Required to Deliver Telemedicine Services to Certain UCare Members 2019-12-12 Bulletin Prepaid Medical Assistance Program, PMAP, MinnesotaCare, MNCare, Minnesota Senior Health Options, MSHO, Minnesota Senior Care Plus, MSC+, UCare Connect, UCare Connect + Medicare, UCare Individual & Family Plans and UCare Individual & Family Plans with M Health Fairview, IFP, Provider Assurance Statement for Telemedicine, CARC: 163, RARC: N59, UCare telemedicine policy
April 2016 health lines 2016-04-12 Newsletter
March 2016 health lines 2016-03-16 Newsletter
Behavioral Health Retro Authorization Process Change 2016-03-11 Bulletin
February 2016 health lines 2016-02-11 Newsletter
January 2016 health lines 2016-01-19 Newsletter
Part D Provider Enrollment Requirement 2016-01-19 Bulletin
Skilled Nursing and Home Health Aides Services Care Authorization Changes 2016-01-06 Bulletin
Update to UFS Supplemental Vision 2015-12-30 Bulletin
ABN FAQs 2015-12-28 FAQs
Mid-level Reduction 2015-12-21 Bulletin
December 2015 health lines 2015-12-15 Newsletter
PCA Service Updates 2015-12-10 Bulletin
Transportation Provider Provider Manual Updates 2015-12-04 Bulletin
Taxonomy 2015-12-01 Bulletin
November 2015 health lines 2015-11-15 Newsletter
October 2015 health lines 2015-10-15 Newsletter
FQHC-RHC Update to ANSI Code Grid 2015-10-08 Bulletin
Vision ICD-10 Important Information 2015-09-30 Bulletin
September 2015 health lines 2015-09-15 Newsletter
August 2015 health lines 2015-08-18 Newsletter
ICD-10 DSM5 Behavioral Health 2015-08-18 Bulletin
FQHC-RHC Payment Carve-Out Process 2015-07-30 FAQs
UFS Vision FAQs 2015-07-28 FAQs
June 2015 health lines 2015-06-15 Newsletter
State_Immunization_Changes 2015-05-27 Bulletin
May 2015 health lines 2015-05-15 Newsletter
Vision Benefit Routine Screening Eye Examinations 2015-05-11 Bulletin
Vision Clarification 2015-04-16 Bulletin
April 2015 health lines 2015-04-13 Newsletter
Transportation 2015-03-25 Bulletin
April 2021 Health Lines 2021-04-05 Newsletter April, 2021, Health Lines, Healthlines, Newsletter, COVID-19, Racial, Equity, Ineligible Provider, updated, Vaccine, Parkinsons, Disease, Social Isolation, Mobile app, app, smoking, summer camp, camps, email reminder,
March 2015 health lines 2015-03-15 Newsletter
FQHC-RHC 2015-03-03 Bulletin
CD RES Treatment Room and Board Billing Update 2015-02-27 Bulletin
NDC 2015-02-26 Bulletin
February 2015 health lines 2015-02-19 Newsletter
Modifier 59 and New Companion Situational Modifier 2015-02-09 Bulletin
FQHC-RHC 2015-01-30 Bulletin
UCare ABNs 2015-01-26 Bulletin
Provider Manual Update Transportation Section 2015-01-16 Bulletin
January 2015 health lines 2015-01-15 Newsletter
REMINDER: Medicare Services Must Be Provided and Billed by Eligible Medicare Provider Types 2021-03-31 Bulletin rendering provider specialty taxonomy, supplier, crosswalk, cross walk, claims, Medicare, specialty/taxonomy, CARC 204, RARC N130, reprocess, CARC 16, RARC N288, billing errors, missing incomplete invalid rendering