Important update regarding timely filing requirement for Anthem’s commercial and Medicare Advantage plans

Oct 29, 2019
As required by the Ethics and Fairness in Carrier Business Practices Act, all health insurance companies licensed to do business in Virginia making material changes to existing agreements or exhibits must do so by way of a formal amendment process. Through an amendment dated July 15, 2019, Anthem...
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DMAS Issues Additional Guidance on LTSS Screening Process

Jul 9, 2019
DMAS has released an updated statement regarding the recent LTSS screening process changes . To reiterate: physicians may sign screening packets without the training ( see DMAS bulleting from June 6 ). Read the updated statement below. DMAS is aware that the recent implementation of enforcement of...
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LTSS Training Requirement Delayed for Physicians

Jun 24, 2019
Last year, a regulatory change was enacted that required health care providers to complete a training before being able to screen any individual for eligibility to receive Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS). This form must be completed to determine various support services for...
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Electronic Death Registry System (EDRS) Registration Process

May 28, 2019
MSV has worked with stakeholders for many years on ensuring that the Electronic Death Registry System (EDRS) is as user friendly as possible, prior to it being mandated for use. Due to our efforts, the EDRS is now ready for widespread use, which will facilitate and streamline the death certificate...
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Health Plan E&M Changes

Apr 19, 2019
Anthem has announced a new policy beginning May 1, 2019 regarding evaluation and management services with modifier 25 . Other health plans have also recently made changes regarding E&M services. If you or your practice is experiencing challenges as a result of these coverage changes, please...
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We need your input about health plans

Mar 15, 2019
Elevate Your Voice. MSV is evaluating multiple Association Health Insurance solutions for our members and we want to know what you think! Your input will help gauge membership interest in an MSV endorsed health plan. The more responses we get, the better leverage we have in developing the strongest...
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Explore How You Can Bring Your Talents to MSV

Mar 5, 2019
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth. The organization is committed to advocating for physicians on important policies and issues to ensure Virginia is the best place to practice medicine and receive care. MSV...
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5 Tips to Help Your Patients Make Their New Year a Healthy One

Feb 8, 2019
The new year is a wonderful opportunity for your patients to make a brand new start—particularly when it comes to their health. With staggering statistics like one in three American adults having prediabetes and an estimated 46 percent of U.S. adults having high blood pressure , it’s important that...
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2019 Individual Health Insurance Coverage

Oct 28, 2018
The landscape for Virginia’s 2019 Individual On-Exchange Marketplace continues to change. The Medical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Benefinder, has developed guidance and solutions to assist individuals through this transition. What are the major changes? No carrier has exited the...
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MSV Supports Letter on Proposed Changes to Physician Payment Rule

Sep 20, 2018
From the American Medical Association - August 27, 2018 CHICAGO - The American Medical Association and about 170 medical groups sent the following letter to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, regarding the administration’s proposals included in the 2019...
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