Passport implements new requirement for medically frail members

Effective July 1, 2018, Passport Health Plan has implemented a new requirement for medically frail members.

Some of our members may be considered medically frail, meaning that they are exempt from any cost-sharing and are automatically placed into Passport’s Care Management programs. A person may be determined as medically frail if they have a severe condition including, but not limited to:

  • Activities of Daily Living (physical, intellectual or developmental limitations such as with dressing, eating, etc)
  • Disabling mental disorder (including serious mental illness)
  • Chronic substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Chronic homelessness
  • Serious and complex medical conditions

Providers who think they have a patient who is a Passport member and might be classified as medically frail should first check the Passport Portal to determine if they have already been deemed medically frail via claims data or another provider attestation. If the member has not been deemed as medically frail, providers are asked to submit an attestation on the patient’s condition.

The attestation form is available online by clicking here. Providers can check the Medically Frail Condition Guide for more information.

Providers who have questions should call Passport Provider Services at 1-800-578-0775, or contact their Passport Provider Services Representative.

 

Passport Plans Member Education Events Around South-Central Kentucky

Passport members and community advocates around south-central Kentucky have a number of upcoming opportunities to learn more about Passport Health Plan and the Kentucky HEALTH program through member education sessions and other events.

Passport will be hosting a series of sessions for members in which they can learn valuable information about Passport, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Some upcoming programs of interest are:

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. on July 9 at the Edmonson County Public Library, 280 Ferguson St., in Brownsville.
  • 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon on July 11 at the Warren County Health Department, 1116 State St., Bowling Green.
  • 2 p.m. on July 17 at the TJ Samson Pavilion, 310 North L. Rogers Wells Blvd., Glasgow.

For more information, to RSVP, or to find other resources in your community, please contact Priscilla Schwartz, Passport Community Engagement Representative, at Priscilla.Schwartz@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Special Enrollment Period Allows Kentucky HEALTH-Eligible Adults to Change MCOs if They Want

A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is occurring April 1 through May 31 for Kentucky HEALTH-eligible households in which adult members of the household are enrolled in different managed care organizations (MCOs) such as Passport.

Starting July 1, these Medicaid members will be required to pay a monthly premium to each MCO represented by the; if family members are in the same MCO, they will pay only one premium. The SEP is occurring so that households may select one of the MCOs the household currently uses now.

Members can contact their local Application Assister, visit www.benefind.ky.gov or call 1-855-446-1245 to make changes to their household’s MCO.

Please note that children do not have to pay premiums, so they can remain on a separate MCO from the adults, if needed.

The notice content and related FAQs can be found online at kentuckyhealth.ky.gov.

 

Passport Plans Member Education Sessions Around West Louisville

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates in West Louisville have a number of opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Diane Corsey, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting Member Education Sessions for Passport members in which they will learn valuable information about their benefits, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Some upcoming programs of interest are:

  • Wednesday, April 4: Sister Visitor Center, 2235 W. Market St.
  • Monday, April 9: Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave.
  • Thursday, April 12: Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway
  • Saturday, April 14: Family Spring Explosion: Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th St.
  • Tuesday, April 17: Park Duvalle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 18: Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
  • Thursday, April 19: Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 24: California Community Center, 1600 W. Catherine St.
  • Saturday, April 29: Kentucky Derby Festival GospelFest: St. Stephen Church, 1018 S. 15th St.

For specific times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Diane at diane.corsey@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Amazon Offers Discount for Prime Membership to Medicaid Members

Amazon recently announced that it is offering Medicaid recipients a discounted Prime membership, expanding on the discount it made last year to people receiving government food benefits.

“We hope to make Prime even more accessible,” Cem Sibay, Vice President of Amazon Prime, said in a news release. “With more than 100 million products to choose from, low prices, time savings, and fast and convenient delivery options, the combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment provide tremendous value to customers.”

Qualifying members are now eligible for a discounted Prime membership of $5.99 per month, as opposed to the normal rate of $12.99 a month. No annual commitment is required and customers can get the discount for up to four years.

For more information or to sign up, go online to www.amazon.com/qualify.

 

Passport Mails out Kentucky HEALTH Postcard to Members

KY Health NoticeFollowing up on the postcard that was produced and distributed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Medicaid Services (DMS), Passport has also produced a postcard for our members regarding Kentucky HEALTH, the new health and well-being program for certain low-income adults and their families.

The card discusses four simple things that all members can do now:

  1. Make sure your address is up-to-date with the Department for Medicaid Services (DMS). It’s very important that you’re getting your mail!
  2. Read over everything you get in the mail from DMS and Passport. You’ll be getting information about how Kentucky HEALTH may or may not affect you.
  3. Learn as much as you can about Kentucky HEALTH by visiting www.KentuckyHEALTH.ky.gov or www.benefind.ky.gov or www.passporthealthplan.com/together.
  4. Call us here at Passport at 1-800-578-0603. We’ll be happy to help answer your questions!

To see a PDF version of the postcard, please click here.

 

 

Passport Hosts Member-Education Sessions in Leitchfield and Radcliff

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates in central Kentucky have a number of opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Paul Delaney, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting Member Education Sessions for Passport members in which they will learn valuable information about their benefits, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Sessions are held:

  • Every 1st Tuesday of the month at Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry, 2203 Brandenburg Rd., Leitchfield
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lifeline Assembly of God Church, 1116 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff

For specific times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Paul at (502) 909-4043 or paul.delaney@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Passport Plans Member Education Events Around South-Central Kentucky

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates around south-central Kentucky have a number of upcoming opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Priscilla Schwartz, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting a series of sessions for Passport members in which they learn valuable information about Passport, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending!

Some upcoming programs of interest are:

  • March 7: Butler County Member Education Session, Butler County Community Ed., 178 Academic Way, Morgantown
  • March 13: Warren County Member Education Session, Warren County Health Department, 1116 State St., Bowling Green
  • March 20: Wayne County Member Education Session, Turner Elementary School Cafeteria, Monticello
  • March 20: Lindsey Wilson College Member Education Session, Wellness Center, 299 Williams St., Columbia
  • March 20: Adair County Member Outreach Session, Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg St., Columbia
  • March 24: Run/Walk for Children, Family Enrichment Center, 1133 Adams St., Bowling Green
  • March 27: Metcalfe County Member Education Session, Metcalfe County Community Education, 701 W. Stockton St., Edmonton
  • April 18: Hispano Event, WKU-Glasgow, 500 Hllltopper Way, Glasgow
  • April 27: Wayne County Child Plus Fair, Walker Early Childhood Center, 1080 North Main St., Monticello

For times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Priscilla at Priscilla.Schwartz@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Passport sponsors the 16th Annual Fall Safari at Louisville Zoo

Passport is sponsoring a special “Fall Safari” at The Louisville Zoo for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relatives raising children. This is open to children who are Passport members and their caregivers.

This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at The Louisville Zoo. Along with free zoo admission, attendees will receive lunch, ride tickets, parking passes, and splash water park tickets. Strollers are not provided, and each child must have a parent or guardian with them at the event.

To register, please call 1-800-578-0603 ext. 7955. For more information, please click here.