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2014 Provider Toolkit

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Better health outcomes for our Members is a goal that Bridgeway Health Solutions shares with our Providers.  Much of our recent Provider training has been focused on The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Systems Star Rating System.  Health plans are evaluated annually and based on the scoring they receive, the STAR rating helps current and future Members understand how their plan is doing.

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AHCCCS Fee Schedule Update

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We are pleased to announce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is implementing compensation increases that directly affect payments to sub-contractors, and AHCCCS-registered providers.  On October 1, 2014, the AHCCCS Fee-for-Service (FFS) program will be increasing the FFS rates by 2% for Home and Community Based Services (including Assisted Living Facilities and Adult Foster Care), and Skilled Nursing Facility services paid by the AHCCCS FFS schedule.

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Monsoon Food Safety

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Monsoon Food Safety

With the monsoon comes an increase in foodborne illnesses in Arizona.  While outdoor pool parties, barbeques, and family gatherings are cool, it’s important to remember some tips for handling food safely to protect your family and guests from a nasty bout of foodborne illnesses.  According to the CDC, reducing foodborne illness by just 10% would keep 5 million Americans from getting sick each year.

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Scorpion Alert!

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An AZ Monsoon Staple: the Scorpion

Arizona has more than 56 species of scorpions- but the bark scorpion is the biggest.   The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center and Banner Good Samaritan Poison & Drug Information Center answer thousands of calls every year about scorpion stings- last year they recorded 10,000 scorpion stings in AZ.  Each year there are about 200 kids in Arizona that need intensive medical treatment.

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ROI Calculator

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New Return on Investment Calculator

HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality just released the Asthma Return-on-Investment (ROI) Calculator for exploring potential financial returns from quality improvement and disease management programs for populations diagnosed with asthma. The tool provides estimates based on an analysis of 52 research studies on improving asthma care and what those studies imply for cost savings.

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National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM14). TAPI has created a shortened toolkit that is designed to help you communicate the importance of immunizations during this annual observance – and throughout the yearThe full toolkit contains key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, sample social media messages and links to web resources from CDC and other organizations and is found at www.nphic.org/niam.

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