June 2021
Provider eConnection
IPN News and Events
that you don't want to miss!
For the past 11 years, IPN and Moda Health (Moda) have worked closely together to meet the needs of commercial members residing in Eastern Oregon. After much consideration, Moda has made the decision to transition to a direct contracting relationship with providers.

Moda and IPN will terminate their relationship effective September 30, 2021. In the coming weeks Moda will be reaching out by mail to eligible IPN providers in the following counties to begin the direct contracting process: Ada, Adams, Canyon, Gem, Idaho, Owyhee, Payette and Washington.

Providers outside these counties will become out of network for Moda patients. For more information, or to contact Moda, see the attached FAQs.
IPN has received an increased number of calls from payors concerned about claims paid with dates of service that are after the reported termination effective date. It is important that all terminations are reported to IPN timely and with accurate effective dates to avoid potential claims issues like denial or requests for recoupment.

Credentialing applications are like puzzles. Each piece just as important as the other. Without every piece, the puzzle is incomplete. Before sending credentialing applications to IPN, be sure to double check the following: Address matches on each form, each question on the action history is checked, and the correct signature page is included. For questions about completing the credentialing application, contact IPN's Customer Service.
Click here to see a list of terminated groups for which IPN is processing run-out claims. Be sure to submit claims before the run-out period ends!

For additional information about the terminated groups, contact the payor listed on the patient's ID card.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is promoting the following services:

  • COVID-19 PCR Active Infection Testing – Labcorp’s portfolio of COVID-19 testing options offers flexibility for patients and helps inform decisions for treatment. Read more here.

  • Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit - Received FDA Emergency Authorization for Ages 2-17. Labcorp Becomes First Major Commercial Lab to Offer a COVID-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit for Children 2 Years and Older. The authorization expands the use of Pixel by Labcorp to children and adolescents 2 years of age and older when purchased by a parent or guardian. Read more here.
Payor News

Read FAQs related to Benefit and Reimbursement Policies: Benefit and Reimbursement Policy.

General Information
For news, tools, and key resources, visit pacificsource.com/ providers/medical.


Read Cigna's interim billing guidelines and FAQs here.

High-Tech Radiology Site-of-Care programs
On September 1, Cigna will expand precertification requirements for computed tomography scans and magnetic resonance imaging to include a medical necessity review of the site of care for customers with self-funded plans.* With this expansion, all Cigna commercial (non-Medicare) customers may be subject to this site-of-care medical necessity review.

Cigna will review requests to ensure these customers receive coverage for an appropriate site of care, such as a freestanding facility, rather than for an outpatient hospital setting (when available), except in situations where the use of an outpatient hospital setting is medically necessary*.

*Cigna may not review the site of care in all geographic markets, pending regulatory approval and/or network considerations.

Network News
Read the second quarter 2021 Network News.
Just for Fun
Every month has some important dates to celebrate and honor, here are just a few in June:

June 2nd: American Indian Citizenship Day
According to the LOC.gov, "On June 2, 1924, Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S."

June 6th: D-Day
According to Nationaltoday.com, "D-Day, brings overwhelming memories of the brave men and women who fought a strategically planned and well-executed battle that ultimately led to the end of the Second World War"

June 14th: Flag Day
According to Britannica.com, "The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag."

June 19th: Juneteenth
According to Juneteenth.com, "Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States."

June 20th: Father's Day
According to History.com, "The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington."

June 20th: Summer Solstice
According to Almanac.com, "In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky. It marks the start of summer in the northern half of the globe."

Find more interesting dates in June, and other months, at Nationaltoday.com
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