There’s a few things brewing in the payer universe over the next couple of weeks.
Tricare West will be transitioning from WPS to UHC on 4/1/2013. All providers must recredential with UHC before 4/1 in order to continue getting paid for TriWest members. If you haven’t received your welcome packet or have questions about getting credentialed, you can call 877-988-9378.
CMS will start shutting down the Common Working File queries on 4/1. The CWF eligibility queries (aka DDE) aren’t HIPAA compliant so they’re transitioning everyone to HETS. ELGB is scheduled to be turned off on 4/1 so if you’re still using that, you should be making plans to move to an alternate connection.