UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest insurer in the region, does not cover refraction as a medical benefit under the Medicare Advantage plans it markets as UPMC for Life, spokeswoman Gina Pferdehirt said. All UPMC for Life plans come with vision insurance that cover refraction, she said.
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Novitas Solutions, formerly called Highmark Medicare Services, announces hundreds of health care jobs coming to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh areas
The prospect of new jobs arises from a large, new contract that was in limbo at the time of the sale. The contract, which involves administering Medicare claims for seven Southwestern states, was expected to create 500 new jobs in Pennsylvania, with about 260 coming to the Harrisburg area.
What happened to Highmark Medicare Services?
Physicians and medical billing companies should not face many disruptions as a result of this transition. According to Novitas Solutions, the current Highmark Medicare website will be fully transitioned to the new Novitas site by March 30, 2012. During the transition, visitors to the old website (https://www.highmarkmedicareservices.com) will be automatically re-directed to the new Novitas Solutions website (https://www.novitas-solutions.com), where a new header and page logo can be seen. Bookmarks that users may already have for the Highmark website will purportedly still work with the new page. The Electronic Payer ID has not appeared to change, so claims submission and processing should remain unaffected by the transition. For more information, see the Informational Alert here: https://www.novitas-solutions.com/partb/info-alerts.html.
New Medicare Administrative Carrier for Jurisdiction 12 Highmark Medicare Services Acquired by Diversified Service Options Inc
Diversified Service Options (DSO) acquired Highmark Medicare Services (Highmark) on January 1, 2012. DSO is a holding company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBS Florida). Highmark had the contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), formerly known as a “Carrier” or “Fiscal Intermediary,” for Jurisdiction 12, which includes Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. For Part B services, Jurisdiction 12 also includes the counties of Arlington and Fairfax in Virginia and the city of Alexandria in Virginia.
Highmark Medicare Services Changes Name to Novitas Solutions, Inc.
Please read the following bulletin from Highmark Medicare Services. The affected payers are: CPID 2456 Delaware Medicare CPID 5912 Delaware Medicare CPID 3677 J12 Mutual of Omaha DC,DE,MD,NY,PA CPID 7402 Maryland Medicare CPID 5554 Maryland Medicare CPID 2464 Maryland Medicare (MONTG,PRINCE GEORGE) CPID 1465 New Jersey Medicare CPID 5503 New Jersey Medicare CPID 5598 Pennsylvania Medicare CPID 2457 Pennsylvania Medicare CPID 2461 Virginia Medicare (ALEX,ARLGTN,FAIRFAX) CPID 1522 Washington DC Medicare CPID 2459 Washington DC Medicare Reported by Highmark Medicare Services: As announced March 1, 2012, Highmark Medicare Services is changing its name to Novitas Solutions. Effective March 10, 2012, Highmark Medicare will begin migrating the current Highmark Medicare website to our new Novitas Solutions website. We are targeting completing our name change to all active webpage content by March 30, 2012. The new Novitas Solutions website URL will be https://www.novitas-solutions.com. Additional details, including Frequently Asked Questions, are available at https://www.novitas-solutions.com/partb/info-alerts.html. Re-enrollment is Not required. The clearinghouse will continue processing as normal. If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-888-348-8457, option 2.
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Highmark Medicare LCD’s Proposed : Med Law Blog
Highmark Medicare Services has published the initial draft set of LCDs as part of its plans to fulfill CMS requirements to consolidate ICEs by July 1, 2008. Highmark’s instructions for submitting comments for the proposed Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and the proposed LCDs are included in the attached link. The following LCDs are included:
HEALTH ON THE MENU/PNC CLASSES
The nutrition counseling is one-on-one with a dietician. She will review your three day food record to determine healthy goals for your intake and activity level. PNC is free for Highmark and Gateway subscribers (including Highmark Medicare plans) but the cost is $65 for the initial visit and $32.50 for follow up visits if you don’t have either of those insurances. We do not deal with registration for this program. The flyer directs you to The Well Being (through Excela Health) to register. The phone number is 724-830-8568.
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If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for the PreferredBlue plan, choosing between a $500 deductible or a $1,000 deductible. An example of the benefits for the $500 deductible plan is as follows. If you stay in the network, there is an 80% coinsurance applied once all deductibles have been met. Other benefits that are at 80% include inpatient hospital facilities, emergency room care, office and home visits, medical and surgical expenses, preventive care, diagnostic services, and various therapies. Prescription drugs have a $100 deductible with a cost of $10 for generic drugs and $20 for brand name drugs. Eye exams and vision correction discounts are available as well as discounts on fitness centers, spas, massage therapy, nutrition counseling, and personal trainers. Mental health services, substance abuse rehabilitation, and substance abuse detoxification are not covered at all under the PreferredBlue plan. The individual maximum out of pocket for in-network services is $2,500.
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