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AHIP pilot program aims to improve doc directories
Managed Healthcare Executive

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is initiating a pilot program to ensure that physician directories are more timely. The pilot is designed to facilitate one primary point of contact for providers when updating or reporting changes to their practice information, such as their location, specialty, whether the practice is accepting new patients, insurance network status, and medical group and hospital affiliations. The pilots will also incorporate recent regulatory changes related to network directories? For example, new Medicare Advantage requirements for 2016 require quarterly outreach to providers to verify key provider directory data.