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  • Medical Network News

    February 2014 

    • Affordable Care Act Gives Members Three-Month Grace Period for Payment
    • Network News Transitions to Online Format
    • Non-Grandfathered Plans Extended in Oregon
    • EFT, Online Prospective Review Tools
    • Oregon House Bill 2432

    EDI News

    EDI News (Electronic Data Interchange) is a new quarterly newsletter resource for office billing staff and software vendors featuring important information related to electronic transaction processing. View September 2013 issue 

  • News Briefs

    Business information and news from LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon

  • Medical Policy updates postcard

  • Archived News Flashes

  • Archived Newsletters

  • November 2013 

    • Risk Adjustment and Coding
    • New Individual, Small Group Plans for 2014
    • Prior Authorization Changes as of Jan. 1, 2014
    • New Total Joint Care Package
    • Billing Preventive Colonoscopy
    • Medical and Payment Policy Updates

    August 2013 

    • LifeWise Files New Plans for 2014
    • Online Prospective Review Tool Updates
    • NCQA Accreditation
    • Medical and Payment Policy Updates

    May 2013 

    • Cover Oregon Exchange Update
    • Provider Network Changes
    • New Alere Maternity and Newborn Programs
    • Tips for Corrected Claims
    • Hysterectomy Medical Policy
    • Medical Policy Updates

    February 2013 

    • “Cover Oregon” Receives Conditional Approval
    • New Medical Policy for Vitamin D Testing
    • New Controlled Substances Utilization Program
    • Sleep Apnea Device Requires Rental Before Purchase
    • Medical and Payment Policy Updates

    February 2012 

    • Lifewiseor.com Website Redesign
    • HEDIS Medical Record Review Starts in March
    • Use TH Modifier for Three or Fewer Prenatal Services
    • Disease Management Program Changes
    • CMS ICD-10 Implementation Handbooks
    • UB-04 Billing Guidelines for Facility Claims
    • Medical Policies

    May 2012 

    • LifeWise participates in low-back pain pilot
    • LifeWise has a new ‘specialist copay’ plan
    • HIPAA 5010 Update
    • ICD-10: How is LifeWise Preparing?
    • Overview of Care Management programs
    • One-day Inpatient stay vs. Observation
    • Medical Policies

    August 2012 

    • LifeWise continues with Healthcare reform
    • Women's Preventive Health Benefits
    • Home Care: Important Information about Homebound Status
    • Utilization Management Information for Providers
    • Medical Policies

    November 2012 

    • LifeWise Aligns with Providence Health & Services
    • New Medical Policy for Vitamin D Testing
    • New Controlled Substances Utilization Program
    • Sleep Apnea Device Requires Rental Before Purchase
    • Medical Policy Updates

    February 2011 

    • Oregon Joins OneHealthPort
    • Care Compass Program
    • Billing Reminders for Physical and Rehab Therapy
    • Provider Portal Time Saving Benefits
    • Electronic Pharmacy Alerts
    • Medical Policies

    May 2011 

    • Healthcare Reform and Preventive Services Benefits
    • Corrected Claims Clarified
    • Timed Physical Medicine Codes – Modifier 52
    • Surgical Assistant Modifiers
    • Online Tools: Prospective Review and Clinical Review by Code
    • New Quantity Limits for Oxycontin
    • Medical Policies

    August 2011 

    • LifeWise Helps Members Transition from Hospital to Home
    • Online ‘Provider Finder’
    • ICD-10 Preparedness
    • Preventive Services and Frequency Limits
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Medical Policies

    November 2011 

    • ICD-10: How is Your Organization Preparing
    • LifeWise Seeks NCQA Accreditation
    • Global Maternity Services
    • Immunization Administration with an office visit
    • In Time for Flu Season: Expanding Access to Immunizations
    • Medical Policies

    February 2010 

    • Company Updates
    • Online Services Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Administrative Resources
    • Medical Policy Updates

    May 2010 

    • Company Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Administrative Resources
    • Medical Policy Updates

    August 2010 

    • Company Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Pharmacy Update
    • Online Services Update
    • Administrative Resources
    • Medical Policy Updates

    November 2010 

    • LifeWise and Healthcare Reform
    • Preparing for HIPAA 5010
    • LifeWise Streamlining Costs
    • Benefits of Real-Time Estimates
    • New! Pended Claims Notification
    • Online Utilization Review
    • Polypharmacy Celebrates 10 Years
    • Updated Provider Reference Manual
    • Medical Policies

    February 2009 

    • Company Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Medical Policy Updates
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Online Services Update

    May 2009 

    • Company Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Medical Policy Updates
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Administrative Resources

    August 2009 

    • Company Updates
    • Online Services Updates
    • Medical Policy Updates
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Administrative Resources

    October 2009 

    • Company Updates
    • Claims & Payment Policy Updates
    • Online Services Updates
    • Pharmacy Updates
    • Medical Policy Updates
    • Administrative Resources