Effective November 1, 2013, all EMG/Nerve Conduction testing procedures performed require an authorization. As of January 1, 2014, specialists (non-PCPs) will be able to perform the testing without authorization but will require a referral from the member’s PCP.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering a new health-literacy video to health care providers that can assist with improving patient comprehension.
Effective December 1, 2013, Horizon NJ Health will expand its relationship with National Imaging Associates, Inc. (NIA) by implementing the Radiation Oncology Benefits Management Program. In addition to the management of CTs, MRs, PET and Nuclear Cardiology/Nuclear Stress/MPI, the program expansion will include a suite of Medical Specialty Solutions.
We are pleased to announce Horizon NJ Health’s new behavioral health program, Horizon Behavioral Health. The new Horizon Behavioral Health will allow us to better serve your patients, our members, by integrating all behavioral health services. To help us more efficiently meet your needs and the needs of your patients, we will transition our behavioral health services management contract from our current vendor, Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc., to ValueOptions® Inc. ValueOptions will administer behavioral health benefits for our Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) members effective January 1, 2014.
Providers can help bridge gaps in health literacy Friday, November 1 at the American Council on Diversity’s health care equity conference. The goal of the conference is to help providers improve the quality and safety of care for diverse populations. Headlining the event will be health literacy and equity expert Jann Keenan, president of Maryland-based The Keenan Group, Inc. During her presentation, titled “Small Investment/Big Impact,” she will share the top eight strategies for creating an organization that is truly health literate.