December 2019 Provider eConnection
news for IPN Provider Offices
Credentialing Corner - Work History| Run-Out Repricing | Cigna Communication Update | Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline | Grant Funding for Gateway Integration
Credentialing Corner

IPN wants to share a couple tips related to the Work History section of our Universal Credentialing Application to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible: 
  • When entering past work history, enter both the "From" and "To" dates in MM/YY format. 
  • When entering current employment, enter the "From" date in MM/YY format and enter the "To" date as PRESENT or CURRENT to indicate the practitioner is still employed. 
IPN's accrediting body, the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA), requires that both "From" and "To" dates be completed and not left blank. IPN will suggest a revision to the Idaho Medical Association (IMA) to clarify this requirement on the next revision of the Universal Credentialing Application. 
Run-Out Repricing

IPN is providing run-out repricing for some terminated groups. Click the button below for a list of those affected. Included in this list are:
  • Employer group name
  • Group number
  • Payor and claim submission information
For more information related to these employer groups, please contact the payor's customer service representative at the phone number located on the member's ID card.

Cigna Communication Update

The October 2019 Network News is now available to providers.  Click here to read about Cigna's clinical, reimbursement and administrative policy updates; upcoming webinars; Centers of Excellence for Hospitals news and more!

For more Cigna resources, visit www.cignaforhcp.com
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

Earn two (2) CEUs by attending an upcoming event hosted by The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, called Lift the Mask. The event will spotlight a "short documentary and panel discussion about the intersection between mental illness, incarcaration, hospitalization, homelessness, and suicide. The panel discussion will be focusing on Idaho specific solutions and highlighting the innovative and cutting edge work that is happening right now." A small plate dinner and happy hour will precede the documentary and panel discussion.  

Lift the Mask Event Details:

When:   December 10, 2019 5:30-8:45 p.m  
Where:  Saint Alphonsus, McCleary Auditorium
               1055 North Curtis Road Boise, ID  83706

Tickets can be purchased here. Click the button below to see the Lift the Mask flyer. 

Grant Funding for Gateway Integration
from IMAges Newlsetter 11-15-19

Hospitals and clinics who integrate to Gateway may be eligible to receive one year of funding for implementation and licence fees through a federal grant offered by the Idaho Board of Pharmacy (BOP). The BOP launched the Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which allows prescription and pharmacy data to be shared with existing electronic medical record and pharmacy dispensing systems. This data sharing allows providers quick and easy access to information within one system. 

For additional information about funding or integration, contact Teresa Anderson (Idaho Board of Pharmacy): 208-334-2356 or teresa.anderson@bop.idaho.gov

To read more from Idaho Medical Association (IMA), visit www.idmed.org.  
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