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Amida Care Provider News

Amida Care Provider News features concise, timely information about Amida Care’s services for providers and members, as well as activities and initiatives that affect the healthcare industry and the communities we serve.

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Summer 2016

Amida Care Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

In honor of NYC LGBTQ Pride, Amida Care is hosting and participating in a wide range of events to show our ongoing support for the LGBTQ community, including a Twitter chat on trans health, a float in the NYC LGBTQ Pride March, and sponsorship of Staten Island Pride Fest!

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Governor Cuomo Announces All People Living with HIV in NYC to Become Eligible for Housing, Transportation, and Nutritional Support

On June 23, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all HIV-positive, low-income individuals in New York City will soon be eligible to receive housing, transportation, and nutritional support.

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Amida Care Supports New CDC Guideline for Opiod Use

As you may know, in March 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a guideline for the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. Amida Care has been aware of the risks to New Yorkers from opioids. We welcome this guideline as an additional resource for providers. The information here highlights the goals of the guideline and contains a link to the complete document.

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back pain

Acute Back Pain: Does My Patient Need a Study?

Low Back Pain. Those three words can make even the most seasoned clinician wince. Since L/S spinal pain is so common, no matter the specialty, all medical providers are likely to encounter patients with complaints of low back pain. The evaluation of low back pain in adults has several guidelines. Here we focus on the initial evaluation of acute low back pain.

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Amida Care Appointment Access

NYS Department of Health Appointment Access and Availability Standards

Please be sure to follow the New York State Department of Health standards for the availability of routine and non-urgent “sick” office hour appointments as well as the availability of after-hours access.

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Guillermo Chacon

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Guillermo Chacon to HASA Community Advisory Board

Amida Care congratulates Guillermo Chacon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and founder of the Hispanic Health Network, on his appointment as chair for the Community Advisory Board of the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), a NYC program that helps people living with HIV/AIDS access a range of social services.

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December 2015

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day: Driving the Conversation Around PrEP

Amida Care, Callen-Lorde, and The LGBT Community Center Host Video Series Premiere and Webinar

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Showing Respect for the Transgender Community

Nathan Levitt, BSN, RN, a nurse-practitioner who serves as a community outreach and education nurse with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York, speaks often to community organizations, schools, and health care organizations about the needs of LGBT people and families. Levitt, who is also a practicing oncology nurse at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Health Center, offers advice about how to ensure that transgender individuals are treated respectfully.

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Smoking Cessation: How Physicians Can Help Patients Quit for Good

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. When patients are facing a big change they often look to their primary care provider for support.

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Mandatory Electronic Prescribing in New York State

Effective March 27, 2016, electronic prescribing for both controlled and non-controlled substances will be required in New York State. The laws regarding issuing and dispensing prescriptions for controlled substances have not changed. Only the format has changed.

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American Liver Foundation

Amida Care Honored by American Liver Foundation

Amida Care received the Spirit of New York award at the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Greater New York Division’s 15th Annual Honors Gala on September 29 at Gotham Hall, in recognition of our commitment to improving the health of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other chronic conditions.

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Live Your Life Wellness Program

Amida Care Offers Free “Live Your Life” Wellness Programs for Members

Privately Funded Program Made Possible in Part by Annual Fundraiser

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October 2015

Portal Provider

New Portal for Providers Offers Quick, Easy Access to Patient Information

Amida Care Online is a new, secure electronic portal developed specifically for you, our providers. This state-of-the-art tool enables you to gain immediate access to real-time data about claims, authorization status, member eligibility, and other patient information.

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Expanded Behavioral Health Benefits Now Available to Amida Care Members

As of October 1, 2015, members of Amida Care’s Medicaid Live Life Plus plan are covered for mental health and substance use services that were previously reimbursed by fee-for-service Medicaid.* This change is a key result of the work of New York State’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT).

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Amida Care Has Joined Two RHIOs

Regional Healthcare Information Organizations (RHIOs) statewide are achieving connectivity and adopting common standards to confidentially exchange data within the New York State Health Information Network. To better serve our members, Amida Care has forged partnerships with two RHIOs: the Bronx RHIO and Healthix.

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Passion For Fashion

Please let your Amida Care clients know about our monthly wellness events held throughout the five boroughs for Amida Care members and their guests.

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Keep Your Provider Information Current

Amida Care strives to go above and beyond for our clinicians and our members. Please assist us by ensuring that provider addresses, phone numbers, specialties, and office hours are current.

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Reminder to Medicare Part D Prescribers: Enroll by January to Prepare for the June 2016 Deadline

Amida Care would like to alert our providers that under federal regulation, all clinicians who prescribe Part D drugs for Medicare beneficiaries must enroll in Medicare by June 1, 2016 – and they are advised to enroll by January to avoid processing delays.

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