The Practitioner Connection
The right help at the right time!
SERVICE LOCATION VS BILLING LOCATION ON CLAIM FORMS
Correct address location information on the HCFA form is very important. There is a difference between the Service location information in Box #32 and Billing Location information in Box #33. Understanding the difference ensures timely processing.
HOME OFFICE ATTESTATION
If you work out of a home office or are thinking of opening one, the following article will give you information about Cigna's home office requirements.
ASSESSING FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Although having OCD by it self is not usually a common reason for an inpatient admission, it is a disorder that is relatively common but often under diagnosed or not diagnosed until many years after a person has been symptomatic.
INPATIENT CARE AND SAFETY
Cigna promotes safe clinical services by encouraging care that is effective, comprehensive, coordinated, and well documented. Quality of care complaints for inpatient facility treatment are reviewed quarterly and analyzed annually. In 2008, facility complaint handling and quality of care were found to comply with industry standards
PREVENTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM CHANGES
Cigna maintains several behavioral programs designed to promote preventive health. Based on feedback and input from customers and professionals, program changes in 2009 are intended to improve the usefulness and effectiveness of existing programs and to offer new opportunities for health promotion
CHALLENGES OF MANAGEMENT REFERRALS
Management referrals present many challenges and rewards. The following article offers strategies from the perspective of an EAP consultant (EAC) who acts as the liaison between the EAP provider and the company contact.
AUTISM SEMINAR OPPORTUNITY
Cigna is offering a series of seminars on autism. The following article will give information about the topics included in the seminar and how to participate.
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