October 21, 2021

Celebrating 229 Years

1792 - 2021
HCMA Represents You
Electronic Delivery of Medicaid/HUSKY - Re-Enrollment and Other Time Sensitive Communications.
With the COVID pandemic starting in early 2020, some physicians may have missed the two bulletins from the CT Department of Social Services concerning the electronic delivery of the re-enrollment and other communication updates from Medicaid/HUSKY. As such, DSS is moving AWAY from mailing written letters and other time sensitive notifications such as re-enrollment, third party liability (TPL) and prior-authorization.

The HUSKY billing portal message center/ master clerk email are now the pathways for these DSS communications.
Do You Have Documents to be Shredded?
Locally owned InfoShred, a major document destruction, records storage and e-recycling company based in East Windsor, CT is offering an inexpensive option to physicians for the destruction of documents. To receive the special pricing of just $0.15 per pound ($50 minimum), the documents for destruction must be dropped off at InfoShred in East Windsor. Ten Percent of the fee will go to the Hartford County Medical Foundation.

If interested, contact Nancy Lombardo, Sales and Special Projects, InfoShred at 860-627-5800, Ext.136 or nlombardo@infoshred.com
AMA Announces New CPT Code for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
The American Medical Association (AMA) is anticipating the approval of Pfizer’s emergency use authorization (EUA) request for administering its COVID-19 vaccine to children 5–11 years old. The AMA has announced updates to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets to include pediatric doses of the vaccine, in order to give healthcare providers time to update their electronic systems for the inoculation of these younger patients. These provisional codes will be effective as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its EUA order for pediatric vaccination for COVID-19. The FDA is scheduled to review the EUA application for pediatric doses of the vaccine later this month.
SAVE THE DATE!
Don’t miss this great opportunity to speak with representatives from NGS. This meeting will help you understand the changes in the Medicare program for 2022.

Registration and Information to follow.


WEBINAR - CONNECTICUT 2022 MEDICARE UPDATE
DATE / TIME:

PRESENTERS:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 / 10:30 AM TO 12 NOON

JAMES D. BAVOSO AND KATHERINE DUNPHY
MEDICARE PROVIDER OUTREACH & EDUCATION
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES (NGS)
CLASSIFIEDS
General Internal Medicine Practice Available

Looking for an internist to join a busy medical practice with established, loyal patients of 30 years or more. The owner physician is willing to stay on for several months and introduce the patients for a smooth transition. The medical practice is well managed with low office overhead. The beautiful office is close to both hospitals in Bridgeport, CT. Plenty of parking. Flexible terms for the takeover.
Send inquiries to nalinianandmd@aol.com
Pediatrician Available

A Board Certified, CT Licensed Pediatrician is immediately available for a FT/PT or per diem position, CV and references are available.