Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we all have made significant changes in how we live and work. A big area of focus every year for those working within the managed care module is HEDIS and Quality. With the many changes still happening, we found the need to adapt and devise a COVID-19 Quality Strategy and Post COVID-19 Quality Strategy.
Nivano Physicians is starting a remote blood pressure monitoring program with our health partner Optima Health. We are working to create a safe way for Medi-Cal members to complete preventative care measures. Optima will be mailing free blood pressure cuffs to members who had hypertensive results for 2019 and 2020.
The program will be administered remotely by Optima. The blood pressure cuff sends the results directly to each member’s primary care physician and Nivano. Optima will also send monthly reports back to participating providers with all care notes. Optima will also chart all notes directly in the providers EMR.
We are also offering our Medicare members easy at home kits from Quest Diagnostics. These tests will measure A1C, MicroAlbumin and Colorectal results. Nivano Physicians will be outreaching to our Medicare members to verify addresses and Quest will deliver the necessary tests and return kits with prepaid labels. The tests are easy to conduct and are noninvasive for members.
For any additional questions regarding Nivano Physicians HEDIS strategy during this time, please reach out to your Provider Relations Representative. If you are unsure of their contact information, you can email PR@nivanophysicians.com or call 916.407.2000.