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March 2014 Upcoming Beacon/Chipa Billing & Claims Webinar

CHIPA and Beacon are hosting a webinar for all contracted providers on March 12th,2014, March 14th, 2014, and March 20th, 2014. The training will be focused on billing and claims for new Medi-Cal business. The first 20 minutes will be used to discuss frequently asked questions and the last 20 minu...
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Medicare 2014 outpatient mental health coverage parity

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, Medicare will reimburse outpatient mental health treatment services at parity with other Part B services. Previously, Medicare beneficiaries faced a higher copayment for outpatient mental health treatment, known as the mental health treatment limitation. Beneficiaries were re...
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Say Goodbye to PalmettoGBA Online Provider Services & Hello to Noridian Endeavor

Access to Online Provider Services will no longer be available for J1 Part B users effective September 13, 2013. Effective Monday, September 16, 2013, contact Noridian for your Medicare needs at 1-855-609-9960.  Visit Noridian’s web site at for information on Endeavor...
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Total OnBoarding with Medicare New Contractor, Noridian

Medicare CA, Part B will move from Palmetto to Noridian on 9/16/2013. EDISS will be acting as a clearinghouse for your electronic transactions. If you bill Medicare Part B in California then you will be under Jurisdiction E (JE).  All JE providers are now able to contact EDISS to enroll in Total On...
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LA Health Care Plan, Beacon, & CHIPA

LA Health Care Health Plan has selected Beacon Health Strategies and its partner College Health IPA to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services for LA County members beginning August 1, 2013. If you would like to participate, contact Provider Relations at 800-779-3825 ext 5672 or...
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CPT Psych Coding Changes for 2013

Initial Psychiatric Evaluation (formerly 90801 or new patient E/M code) 90791, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (no medical services) 90792, Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation (with medical services)   Psychotherapy (formerly 90804-90808, 90816-90821) 90804, 90816 = 90832, psychotherapy, 30 min...
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