Provider Newsletter Archive

Miss the latest issue of our newsletter for participating providers? You can access the most recent copies here in our archives.

Spring 2019 - All areas
(April 22, 2019)

Spring issue PDF

  • Tobacco Cessation: Providers Play Key Role
  • Help Patients Get (or Stay) Fit
  • CHE Open for Applications
  • Provider Webinars Coming Soon
  • Administrative News and Reminders

Fall 2018 - All areas

(November 30, 2018)

Web Page

  • It’s Flu Season!
  • CLAS Standards Support Better Care for All
  • Provider Medicare/Commercial Workshops—Still Time to Attend
  • New Online Commercial Provider Manual Offers Easy Access
  • Medicaid

Fall 2018 - Oregon

(October 17, 2018)

Spring 2018

(May 8, 2018)

Web Page

Administrative News and Reminders

  • "Incident to" Billing Policy Update
  • Concurrent Review and Timely Inpatient Notification – Commercial Members
  • Montana Credentialing and Contracting Process Clarification
  • Code Books No Longer Available through PacificSource

Medicare and Medicaid

  • Claim Payment Reduction for X-Rays Taken Using Computed Radiography
  • Smoking Abstinence Requirement Supports Surgery Recovery 

Fall 2017

(November 2, 2017)

Web Page

  • The Conversation that Saves Lives: Tobacco Cessation
  • Prescription Assistance Programs and Benefit Verification
  • Administrative News & Reminders

Spring 2017

(April 19, 2017)

Web Page

General News and Information:

  • PacificSource Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screenings
  • Check Member Eligibility and More, Via InTouch
  • Oregon Governor Appoints PacificSource CCO Director to Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee

Commercial News:

  • Member ID Cards: Essential Info at Your Fingertips
  • Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring
  • Billing Reminder: Submit Claims for All Services Rendered

Medicaid and Medicare News:

  • Billing and Reimbursement for SBIRT
  • Developmental Screening Recommendations 

Winter 2017

(February 9, 2017)

Web Page

General Information:

  • Urgent vs. Emergent Preauthorization Requests
  • PacificSource Policy on Retroactive Rate Adjustment
  • Quality Corner

Commercial News:

  • Telehealth Service Guidelines

Medicaid and Medicare News:

  • Enrollee Rights Reminder
  • Central Oregon Resources for Diabetes Prevention
  • Medicaid Benefits That May Surprise You
  • New Workgroup Aims to Improve Hypertension Control

    Fall 2016

    (September 20, 2016)

    Web Page

    General Information:

    • PacificSource Honored with American Heart Association Platinum Fit-friendly Worksite Award 
    • Dr. Kristen Dillon Named Oregon Family Doctor of the Year 
    • DME Fee Schedule Change Reminder 
    • Fall Workshops Coming Soon! 
    • Save Time and Work More Efficiently with InTouch! 
    • Discounted 2017 Code Books 

    Commercial News and Information:

    • PCP Names Removed from Commercial ID Cards

    Medicaid and Medicare News:

    • New Oregon CCO Incentive Measure: Cigarette Smoking Prevalence
    • Genetic Testing Reminder for Medicare and Medicaid Patients

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