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Facility Sourcebook Updates

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In our ongoing effort to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information, Empire will periodically release administrative updates as well as policy bulletins for you to include with your Empire Hospital Sourcebook. 
Below you'll find a listing of pertinent updates with the most recent information listed first. Please contact your provider relations coordinator if you have any questions. 

2011 Updates
Effective Date

Updates to Facility and Provider Sourcebook

Immediately

PDF Format

     
2007 Updates
Effective Date

Extended network access and more patients coming your way

3/1/07

PDF Format

Announcement of new name for Senior Plan Direct plus 2007 benefit changes and plan options

1/1/07

PDF Format

   

2006 Updates
Effective Date

Precertification is no longer required for certain services

11/2/06

PDF Format

Claim correction no longer available on OMNIPRO

6/01/06

PDF Format

Empire CareConnect

3/29/06

PDF Format

New NYSHIP ID Cards with new identification numbers and new co-payment chart

3/1/06

PDF Format

     
2005 Updates
Effective Date

You can now access online personal health records for your Empire member patients

11/1/05

PDF Format

New Requirements for Eligibility Requests

3/1/05

PDF Format

Precertification requirements for certain types of radiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy services

3/1/05

PDF Format

Accompanying list of member prefixes

3/1/05

PDF Format

Introduction of Empire Total BlueSM

1/1/05

PDF Format

Changes in Senior Plan benefits

1/1/05

PDF Format

     
2004 Updates
Effective Date

New Cost-Sharing Product Options

Immediately

PDF Format

Empire changes member ID numbers to protect members' privacy

6/1/04

PDF Format

Reimbursement for Outpatient Lab Service Provided to Empire Members Enrolled in HMO-based Products

Immediately

PDF Format

Product Enhancement Bulletin for Hospitals and Facilities

1/1/04

PDF Format

HMO Benefit Summary

1/1/04

PDF Format

POS Benefit Summary

1/1/04

PDF Format

Senior Plan Annual Notice of Change — Facility

1/1/04

PDF Format

Senior Plan Benefit Summary

1/1/04

PDF Format

     
2003 Updates
Effective Date

Changes in Preauthorization Requirements

11/1/03

PDF Format

Introduction of Empire's New POS product

6/1/03

PDF Format

Empire's New Network of Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers

5/1/03

PDF Format

     
2002 Updates
Effective Date

Confidentiality Policy/Member Satisfaction Survey Results

12/1/02

PDF Format

 
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