Whether you’re a new provider or a long-standing member of our network, you can find here basic information and tools you need to efficiently serve your clients and patients.
Welcome From Provider Relations
Orientation Training (All Health Plans) – COMING SOON
This Provider Orientation Training presentation contains an introductory overview of all our health plans. The presentation features a brief overview of benefits, eligibility, and goals for each plan. It also features documents that will help you with the onboarding process. Please reach out to your assigned account manager with any further questions.
About Our Plans
Find out more about our long-term care and special needs plans.
Access and Availability Standards for Medicare Patients
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, all health plans are required to maintain and monitor a network of appropriate providers, supported by written arrangements, that is sufficient to provide adequate access to covered services to meet the needs of the population served. This is a regulatory requirement that involves standards that must ensure that the hours of operation of the plan’s providers are convenient to, and do not discriminate against, enrollees. The plan must also ensure that, when medically necessary, services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes requiring primary care physicians to have appropriate backup for absences. The standards should consider the enrollee’s need and common waiting times for comparable services in the community. Please download this PDF for more information.
Provider Reference Guide (All Plans)
This guide is a convenient resource when you have questions about claims, member services, medical management, utilization, compliance, pharmacy, or participating labs.
Annual Wellness Visit Coding Guidance
To be used when coding for comprehensive health visits with VNS Health Health Plan members.
Clinical Practice and Preventive Health Guidelines (All Plans)
HEDIS QARR Provider Reference Guide
CAHPS and Health Outcomes Survey Checklist
Tracks annual HEDIS quality measures and recommends how to discuss them with patients.
HOS Survey Questions Talking Points
Suggests talking points your practice may leverage to address the health topics included in the survey.
Comfort Care Options
Medicare Hospice Care FAQs for Hospice Providers
The Hospice Care Benefit program is designed to increase patient access to hospice services and improve coordination between hospice providers and other clinicians at the patient’s end of life.
References for SelectHealth Providers
SelectHealth Provider Reference Guide
Quickly find out who to contact for specific plan information.
SelectHealth Advantage Fact Sheet
Learn more about SelectHealth, including special initiatives and program offerings.
Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric Persons Quick Reference Guide
This guide provides a summary of recommended medication therapies along with their SelectHealth formulary coverage status.
Prescriber Billing Codes
Practitioner Dispensing Policy Clarification Billing Codes (Effective 10/4/2022)
Sarepta Prescriber Billing Codes
- Amondys 45 (Casimersen) Prescriber Billing
- Exondys 51 (Eteplirsen) Prescriber Billing
- Vyondys 53 (Golodirsen) Prescriber Billing
Genentech Prescriber Billing Codes
- Avastin (Bevacizumab) Prescriber Billing
- Herceptin (Trastuzumab) Prescriber Billing
- Perjeta (Pertuzumab) Prescriber Billing
- Xolair (Omalizumab) Prescriber Billing
For assistance with billing questions, please call 1-866-783-0222.
PrEP Prescribers Directory
Please use this online directory from the AIDS Institute to find providers offering the services listed below:
- STI ervices
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
If you’d like to register to be featured in the directory, visit https://providerdirectory.aidsinstituteny.org/Register/RegisterCreate.
Diagnosing and Treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) During COVID-19
Pharmacy Vaccine Coverage and Billing Notice
Please download the Pharmacy Vaccine Coverage and Billing Notice (effective 5/1/2019).
Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly called Beacon Health Options) Provider Reference Tools
Beacon Health Options Provider Reference Tool: Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment
This tool offers information about the initiation and engagement of treatment for alcohol and other drug dependence.
Beacon Health Options Provider Reference Tool: Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness
This tool offers information about the follow-up process after hospitalization for mental illness.
High Risk Medications in the Elderly
We know that effective medication management — especially among the elderly population — is one of the key strategies for improving quality of patient care and reducing avoidable ED visits and hospitalizations. The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has developed a list of high-risk medications, including their potential risks and safer treatment options.
In 2022, we offered three provider education webinars: “Minding the Gaps,” “Documentation,” and “Surveys & the Provider Role.” Learn more.
“Minding the Gaps”
This webinar is designed to help you understand:
- The role providers play in Medicare risk adjustment
- How the annual wellness visit can impact payment rates in coming years
- How to ensure you’re using the right billing codes to close HEDIS gaps
- How to improve workflows to ensure the accuracy of your billing and coding process
This webinar covers:
- Documentation standards for accurate Medicare risk adjustment, including:
- Checklist for medical record review audit programs
- Documentation integrity issues
- Documentation and coding for transitions of care
- Office workflows to ensure that coding and documentation standards for the four HEDIS Transitions of Care measures are met
- Program to inform you via daily notifications about your patients with inpatient admissions
Resumption of Prior Authorization Activities 7/7/2020:
Given the importance of medical review activities to CMS’ program integrity efforts, CMS will discontinue exercising enforcement discretion for the Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) items beginning on August 3, 2020, regardless of the status of the public health emergency. For power mobility devices and pressure reducing support surfaces that require prior authorization as a condition of payment, claims with an initial date of service on or after August 3, 2020, must be associated with an affirmative prior authorization decision to be eligible for payment.
Additionally, prior authorization will be required for certain lower limb prosthetics (L5856, L5857, L5858, L5973, L5980, and L5987) with dates of service on or after December 1, 2020.
Please see more information here (PDF). The Required Prior Authorization List can be found here (PDF).
Health Information Exchange Fact Sheets and Forms
Information in Spanish and English explaining how the Health Information Exchange works. Includes a list of frequently asked questions to share with patients who are members of our health plans (English, Spanish).
Authorization for Access to Patient/Member Information Through Health Information Exchanges (English, Spanish).
Advanced Care Planning Form
Health care organizations such as ours are required by New York State Department of Health regulations to provide information about advanced directives to all of our members.
The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows patients to appoint someone they trust, for example, a family member or close friend, to make health care decisions for them if they lose the ability to make decisions for themselves.
As sensitive as it can be, a proactive discussion of end-of-life issues with patients is extremely important to avoid confusion and potential discord regarding their preferences for care. We have developed this downloadable one-page overview of advance care planning that contains helpful suggestions and information about various forms of advance directives. We also provide a basic advance care planning checklist to make it easier for you and your patients to assess needs.
Additional forms include the following:
Health Care Proxy (English, Spanish)
New York Advance Directive Planning for Important Healthcare Decisions
What Is Medicaid?
We offer helpful information about this important government program that may be useful for both you and your patients or clients. Visit How to Apply for Medicaid.
Provider EMR Data Sharing – Provider Information Packet
The Provider Information Packet is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of our EMR flat file sharing initiative. In addition to the links below, it contains high-level summaries, timelines, initial and ongoing workflows, file format information, and FAQs. Providers and staff are encouraged to review this guide when sharing data with us via EMR flat file, as it contains important information to ensure successful submission.
Provider EMR Data Sharing – Measure Definitions
This guide lists the measures providers may be asked to document details for in a member medical record. Definitions, applicable lines of business, and sample procedure codes are also included.
Provider EMR Data Sharing – Measure Dictionary
The EMR data sharing measure dictionary details the approaches providers may use to achieve measure compliance and close gaps. By utilizing these guidelines, providers will be able to assist us in achieving and reporting total quality of care for our members. Specifications, key elements, and timelines are also presented for reference.
We know the importance of medication adherence. This medication adherence tip sheet makes it easy for providers to help our members take the right meds at the right time — no matter how complex their medication regimens. In addition, the tip sheet will help empower members and caregivers to easily see what medications to take and when to take them.
Here are some resources that may be helpful to those living with HIV/AIDS, and their families.
SelectHealth supports the HIV Treatment Works campaign sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign features people who are living with HIV talking about how sticking with care and treatment helps them stay healthy, protect others, and live longer, healthier lives.
- Visit the HIV Treatment Works website.
- Watch videos of people living well with HIV.
- Read profiles of people living well with HIV.
- Find resources for people living well with HIV
HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute is excited to announce the launch of the HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign. Antiretroviral therapy is extending the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH); yet in the United States, PLWH who smoke lose over 6 years of life expectancy compared with PLWH who do not smoke.
Please let your patients know about the NYSDOH campaign to help improve the health of PLWH across New York State. Have them visit hivtobaccofreeny.org to enroll and learn more about the campaign.
New York State Policies and Guidelines
- New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Policies and Procedures
- New York State Department of Health Updates and Changes to HIV Treatment Guidelines
- New York State HIV Testing Law – FAQs
- New York State Department of Health
- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Signs and Symptoms of Acute/Early HIV
- AIDSInfo (A Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- The AIDS InfoNet
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Women’s Health Information Center