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    What Is the Correct Way to Code COPD? | 1/3/2019

    COPD is a common disease with complicated coding guidelines. Here are tips for correctly coding.

    Respiratory Failure: Acute, Chronic or Both? | 12/6/2018

    Understand what documentation is needed to code respiratory failure to the highest level of specificity.

    Seizure, Seizure Disorder, Epilepsy – What’s the Difference? | 11/15/2018

    Coding a seizure as epilepsy is a common, but serious coding error.

    Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer | 11/1/2018

    Members in eastern Washington and Alaska will receive a home test kit. Here’s what you need to know.

    Common Mistake: Coding Cancer as Active When It’s Not | 11/1/2018

    Reduce incorrectly coded cancers by clearly documenting active vs historical cancer.
    HbA1c Testing for Patients with Diabetes

    HbA1c Testing for Patients with Diabetes | 10/18/2018

    Federal Employee Program members may receive a diabetic HbA1c home test kit.

    Medical Records Requests | 10/4/2018

    Your office may be contacted for medical record requests.
    Appointment Scheduling for Care Gaps

    Appointment Scheduling for Care Gaps | 9/20/2018

    Premera is helping Individual members schedule important screenings.

    Women’s Health and Diabetes Initiatives for FEP Members | 8/17/2018

    We’re reminding patients to get preventive screenings.

    Watch for Annual CMS Risk Adjustment Data Validation Audit This Summer | 7/19/2018

    You may receive a request to submit medical records for this audit.

    HEDIS Quality Measure: Readmissions | 7/19/2018

    Do you know there are free resources to help reduce patient readmissions?

    Take Accurate Blood Pressure Readings to Comply with HEDIS | 7/19/2018

    Take accurate readings and comply with the HEDIS Controlling High Blood Pressure measure.