Posted in BCBS Empire NY, Updates

Empire BCBS (NY) and SOMOS IPA Utilization Management

Reminder that effective 10/01/2020- SOMOS IPA will assume the administrative functions for several Empire HealthPlus Plans:

Medicaid Managed Care (MMC)

Health and Recovery Plan (HARP)

Child Health Plus (CHPlus)

Essential Plan programs

SAMPLE EMPIRE SOMOS IPA CARDS:

FRONT OF THE CARD
BACK OF THE CARD

Contacting SOMOS for patient Eligibility, benefits and authorizations: OON and IN providers

Credentialing process:
• SOMOS IPA providers: SOMOS will handle all credentialing for its participating providers. This
includes the submission of any demographic changes or terminations.
• Non-SOMOS IPA providers: Providers who are not contracted with the IPA must continue to follow the Empire processes.

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