On April 1, 2018, CMS will start mailing Medicare cards with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to everyone with Medicare. CMS has designated
a Provider Ombudsman for the New Medicare Card to serve as an additional resource for the provider community, to learn of implementation problems
experienced by clinicians, hospitals, suppliers and other providers. Be ready to use the MBI by April 1 – visit the New Medicare Card website and
read CMS’s Fact Sheet.
Ultimate Health Plans’ “Provider Manual” was developed for use by contracted Providers and their staff. It is included by reference in the contractual
agreement (the “Agreement”) between Ultimate Health Plans and the Provider, and it is intended to establish guidelines to facilitate compliance with
Ultimate Health Plans’ established policies and procedures. This provider manual contains general information that should be utilized by Providers and
their staff when caring for Ultimate Members.
Important news, announcements and helpful information for our participating providers.
Help Honor Your Patients’ Wishes.Our physicians and practitioners should discuss advance directives with their patients (as
appropriate) and file a copy of any advance directive document (e.g., living will, durable power of attorney for health care, health care
proxy or do not resuscitate (DNR) request) in a prominent place within the medical record. Each medical record that contains an advance
directive should clearly indicate that said document is included.