We continue our work in restoring our core Harvard Pilgrim Health Care systems and encourage providers and office staff to visit our System Update for Providers FAQ for the latest information.
Insights and Updates for Providers
Our new Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Payment Policy, effective July 1, 2023 for Tufts Health Plan commercial members, details reimbursement for medically necessary services rendered in inpatient, outpatient and acute residential settings and includes billing guidelines.
Point32Health is pleased to announce that we will be opening the doors to our Canton office this summer to host providers for claims consultations. The event will be an opportunity for providers to meet with our Provider Relations team, who will be available as a resource to support you by answering questions you may have about claims.
As previously announced, two Tufts Health Together plans have been selected by MassHealth to participate in a new value-based sub-capitation accountable care organization (ACO) beginning April 1, 2023. Read more for some reminders and notable information about the plans.
We offer convenient training resources in the Tufts Health Unify Provider Trainings section of the Tufts Health Plan provider website, in support of Executive Office of Health and Human Services and CMS requirements that providers complete training on the One Care program.
Please be aware that the address for Tufts Health Public Plans initial paper claim submissions is changing. Starting August 1, 2023, initial paper claims for both Massachusetts and Rhode Island Public Plans should be sent to the address indicated in this article.
In the April issue of Insights and Updates for Providers, Point32Health announced a number of changes expected to take effect June 1, 2023 in relation to the medical necessity review and prior authorization program that National Imaging Associates, Inc. (NIA) oversees on our behalf for certain procedures.
As we announced in previous issues of Insights and Updates for Providers, Point32Health currently reimburses medical services provided via telehealth for our commercial Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine at 80% of the in-person rate.
Because the annual renewal process for Medicaid members has resumed, over the next year all Medicaid members will need to have their eligibility re-determined. Please remind your Medicaid patients to complete the renewal process.
Updates to Harvard Pilgrim’s standard home care seasonal influenza vaccine fee schedule will take effect on Aug. 1, 2023. To request an updated fee schedule, please call the Provider Service Center at 800-708-4414.
Point32Health is pleased to offer our providers access to our Peak Mind Challenge, which features a playlist of twenty brief meditation videos showcasing Dr. Amishi Jha’s mindfulness-based methods to train your attention to improve brain power, mood, and performance.
Review this chart for information on updates to Medical Necessity Guidelines (MNGs) associated with Point32Health’s products
Providers and office staff can refer to the following chart to review information on changes and updates to Medical Necessity Guidelines (MNGs) pertaining to the various products under the Point32Health umbrella.
Tufts Health Together–MassHealth MCO Plan and ACPPs now utilize MassHealth’s Unified Formulary for pharmacy medications and for select medical benefit drugs. Effective June 5, 2023, these updates regarding medical drugs and the MassHealth Unified Formulary will apply,
MassHealth recently announced the following updates to the MassHealth Unified Formulary, effective July 31, 2023. The table below outlines these changes, which include pharmacy products being added to the MassHealth Drug List, as well as new and updated prior authorization programs.
Review this chart for updated Pharmacy Medical Necessity Guidelines with changes effective August 1, 2023 for Point32Health’s Pharmacy drug prior authorization program.
Point32Health would like to keep our providers apprised of a number of updates and reminders related to billing practices for various services and Tufts Health Plan products.
Effective for dates of service beginning Aug. 1, 2023, J-codes for injectable drugs will deny when submitted for Tufts Health Unify and Tufts Health Plan MCO/ACO claims without an accompanying quantity, appropriate National Drug Code (NDC) number, and unit of measurement code.