Stay Informed and Stay Healthy
Tobacco Withdrawal Mood Changes— or Depression?
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Tobacco Withdrawal Mood Changes— or Depression?

Smokers are more likely to have depression than non-smokers. Experts are not sure why this is. People who have depression might smoke to feel better. Or smokers might become depressed more easily because they smoke. Either way, there are treatments for both depression and smoking.

HEDIS Medical Records Review
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HEDIS Medical Records Review

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a set of standardized performance measures designed to enable consumers to compare performance across health plans.

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Coping with Depression

Helping someone with depression can be a challenge. You may feel helpless and wonder what to do. Learn how to offer support and understanding and help your loved one get the resources to cope with this condition.

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Handling Holiday Stress

The holiday season is here, with extra shopping, family time and last minute projects. To reduce stress during this busy time, try to maintain a normal routine. When you can’t do that, try these tips for coping with the chaos.

Value-Based Care Program Reminders
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Value-Based Care Program Reminders

Thank you to our CPC+ and PCMH program participating providers for helping us improve healthcare! To complete our 2018 programs, please remember these points.

Thank You and Congratulations, AutoAuth Users!
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Thank You and Congratulations, AutoAuth Users!

Thank you to all providers who are using our AutoAuth® online pre-authorization system! To encourage even more use, we’ve been drawing names from users of the system and awarding cash gift

Coverage Guidelines—Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
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Coverage Guidelines—Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

MEDICAL PROVIDERS: Please review these guidelines for our Outpatient Therapy for Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder medical coverage policy (BI273).

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Managing Diabetes as a Family

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is important for a diabetic to understand this illness, because it can harm the eyes, heart or kidneys. Diabetics need to control their blood sugar levels and take any medicines their doctor prescribes. It’s also important for them to eat healthy and get lots of exercise–and the family can help!

Improving Healthcare with PCMH
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Improving Healthcare with PCMH

At QualChoice, our goal is to make health insurance simple and to make healthcare better. We’re working with providers, payers and state and federal groups to move from volume-based to value-based care.

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Sweet on sugar? Get control.

Americans consume too much added sugar! This can lead to health problems like weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. To live healthier, longer lives, most people need to move more and eat better. This includes getting fewer calories from added sugars.