High-deductible Health Plans – Lower Premiums
Employers are finding High-deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) an attractive way to reduce their employees’ health insurance premiums.
Coverage for Routine and Complex Procedures
In the past, you may have had to go to a hospital for certain healthcare services. Today, many of those same things are done in your doctor’s office. How much you pay for those services depends on if they are routine or complex.
Health Tips for a Quality Life: Heart Health
Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay “heart healthy” for yourself and loved ones.
Care Management Helps Employees and Employers
Employees with serious medical conditions may find managing their health to be stressful. But if Care Management is included in their health plan, there are experts who can help.
How We Make Coverage Decisions
We work to make sure our members get the right healthcare in every care setting. We support proper care decisions based on medical necessity and the member’s specific health plan. When a service needs pre-authorization, our Medical Director and clinical staff follow QualChoice Medical Coverage Policies. They also follow the peer-reviewed and nationally noted guidelines of MCG Health, LLC.
Employer Group Email: Demographic Verification
QualChoice sends member lists each year to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as proof of members’ health coverage. If member records do not match IRS records, QualChoice has 30 days to submit the correct data to the IRS.
Transition Policy Extended for Non-ACA Compliant Plans
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended an existing transition policy for non-ACA compliant plans through the end of 2018.
Amended Medical Coverage Policy
Preventive health benefit BI062 has been updated to allow virtual colonoscopy with pre-authorization. Added that Cologuard and Epi proColon tests will not be covered.
Health Coverage and Your Taxes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires everyone to have health insurance. You must report it on your 2016 federal tax return.
Heart Health & QCARE
February is American Heart Month, the national awareness campaign aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease. If your plan includes QCARE, your employees have access to our Heart Health program, with nationally accepted practices and personal support for hypertension (high blood pressure).