2011 key findings of the Quality and Utilization Management Program
We encourage and promote effective, efficient, and safe behavioral care and services. In 2011, more than 11,000,000 customers benefited from our efforts to improve customer satisfaction and results. Every year, achievements and opportunities for improvement are identified.
Clarifying mental health parity's role in utilization review
Mental health parity laws and regulations have caused insurance carriers to adjust coverage. As a result, our behavioral health utilization review process has made appropriate changes to be in compliance with these laws and regulations.
New automated interactive voice response system (IVR)
We’re upgrading our interactive voice response (IVR) automated telephone system. This upgrade was designed to provide a more efficient experience for our medical, behavioral and dental health care professionals and customers. We worked with an industry leading technology company to launch the new system in July 2012, and will continue the process through October 2012.
Ask not for whom the (school) bell tolls: psychiatric approaches to school refusal
School refusal is a common problem among young school-age children and early adolescents. This article describes both assessment and treatment at multiple levels of a child’s social ecology. This includes multimodal therapeutic approaches, which are often required for successful resolution of the problem.
Locating a health care professional
We provide 24-hour telephone support to help our customers identify appropriate health care professionals in our network. As part of that support, Cigna staff members are ready to research and provide referrals to specific health care professionals.
Medical record keeping
Our record-keeping standards are consistent with requirements outlined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and incorporate Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
Important reminders and tips for submitting claims. These helpful hints are offered so that we may improve our claim processing efficiency and you can get paid more quickly.
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