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Yearly Archives : 2016


Milligan College Physician Assistant Program

At the August Highlands Physicians Board meeting, the members endorsed the Milligan College Physician Assistant Program. The board members encourage Highlands Physicians’ providers to consider participating by allowing students to perform rotations through their practice. Refer to the attached program details provided by Andrew W. Hull, PA-C, Director, Chair, and Assistant
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2016 OSHA Seminar

The Annual HPI sponsored OSHA Seminar for 2016 is scheduled for September 14, 2016.  To allow us time to prepare materials, the deadline for registration is September 7, 2016.  Please click the link below for the 2016 OSHA Seminar Registration From. Should you have any questions, please call HPI at (423)
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USPSTF Recommendations, Approved by Highlands Physicians/Highlands Wellmont Health Network

USPSTF Recommendations, Approved by Highlands Physicians/Highlands Wellmont Health Network The USPSTF Recommendations are evidence based standards of care and have been approved as the HPI/HWHN recommended adult preventative services schedule. Dr. Stephen Combs, HWHN Medical Director, Dr. John Green, Chairman, HPI Clinical Integration Committee and the HPI physician quality committee reviewed and approved
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As an HPI member, provider offices may order books/publications directly from OPTUM 360 at a substantial savings. Shipping is FREE.  Attached is the 2017 order form with pricing. If this list does not include all resources you need, please contact Angela Gregg, HPI’s OPTUM 360 Account Manager for a complete
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Below are links to Zika information that was prepared and shared by the TN Department of Health. Dr. Gail Stanley, WHS Infectious Disease physician, asked HPI to distribute this information to provider offices. Please click the links below for the Zika information. Zika.SCHD.Contact Zika.FightTheBiteZika PregnancyInfo
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INTotal Health – Important Updates

Beginning July 1, 2016, INTotal Health will have a new TPA to process claims for their providers.  Below is a link for the provider notification that can be found on the INTotal website and has been mailed to their provider network.  Providers are to continue submitting claims as normal until
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CrestPoint Health discontinuing Medicare Advantage plan effective 06/01/2016

Highlands Physicians, Inc. received notification that CrestPoint Health will discontinue offering the CrestPoint Health Medicare Advantage plan effective June 1, 2016. For dates of service prior to June 1, 2016, the CrestPoint Medicare Advantage Contract allows for claim payments up to 364 days. Included with this update is the CrestPoint notice

TOSHA – Consultation Services

Workplaces and regulations change over time. Due to this, please consider working in a partnership with us to help identify workplace hazards, evaluate programs, make recommendations to improve workplace safety and health and potentially reduce direct and indirect costs of workplace injuries and illnesses. Click the link below for more information: TOSHA.Request for
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Wider HIPAA audits may drive stronger vendor contracts

The feds appear to be preparing to clamp down on the sometimes porous flow of patient data handled by vendors of healthcare organizations, which has exploded with the growth of EHRs, analytics and mobile devices in healthcare. Click here for more information:  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160323/NEWS/160329942?utm_source=modernhealthcare&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160323-NEWS-160329942&utm_campaign=dose
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