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Provider Update Bulletins

HealthSystems of Illinois publishes the "Provider Update" bulletin to ensure accurate and timely communications with health care providers. The bulletin will be published as needed and faxed to your office. Archived issues are available on the HSI Web site.
 

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Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 6 - December 2005 (.pdf 43k)

Administrative Denials Eliminated

Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 5 - December 2005  (.pdf 43k)
A/C Reviews for Short Stays Permitted After Discharge

Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 4 - April 2005 (.pdf 103k)

Summary Report Data Illustrated in Graphs

Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 3 - March 2005  (.pdf 101k)
Submitting Discharge Dates Via the Web

Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 2 - February 2005  
(.pdf 103k)

Submit Helpline Questions Via the Web

Provider Update - Volume 3, Number 1 - January 2005  (.pdf 101k)
Automated Case Listings For Onsite Review

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 9 - December 2004  
(.pdf 104k)

New Summary Reports Available

Provider Update - December 2004  (.pdf 131k)
Discharge Date Submission Feature Can Acquaint Hospitals With Web Review System

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 8 - October 2004  (.pdf 103k)

New Reports Available on HSI’s Website

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 7 - October 2004  (.pdf 131k)
Referenced Example Document (.pdf 127KB)
Examples of Unambiguous Admitting Orders

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 6 - September 2004  (.pdf 102k)

Web-based Report Includes SASS Information
Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 5 - August 2004 (.pdf 105k) Submit Helpline Questions Online

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 4 - July 2004  (.pdf 83k)

Enhancement to HSI’s Web Review System Discharge Date Submission Feature
Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 3 - June 2004 (.pdf 82k) HSI Schedules Computer System Maintenance

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 2 - April 2004  (.pdf 83k)

Changes to Patient Discharge Status Codes

Provider Update - Volume 2, Number 1 - March 2004 (.pdf 117k) Simple Steps to Submitting Web Review

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 6 - October 2003  (.pdf 56k)

Hospitals Benefit From Web Review System

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 5 - October 2003 (.pdf 381k) Retrospective Outcome Report Available on the Web

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 4 - August 2003  (.pdf 58k)

Coding Job Aids Available to Hospitals

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 3 - August 2003  (.pdf 57k)

Questions Most Frequently Asked of HSI’s Helpline and Nurses

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 2 - June 2003  (.pdf 486k)

Enhancement to HSI’s Web Review System Diagnostic Code Search Feature

Provider Update - Volume 1, Number 1 - March 2003  (.pdf 23k)

Patient Account Numbers Reported in Notifications; New Report: Coding Changes; HSI Process Flow Charts on the Web


HIPAA Business Associate Agreement
Determination Notice
  (.pdf 723k)
 

Sample Report of Coding Changes   (.pdf 12k)

 
Provider Notices
The following provider notices from HFS are viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
HFS's Informational Notice RE: SASS Program Video Conferences - Posted January 2005
HFS's Hospital Informational Notice Re: SASS
HFS Announcement of HSI   (.pdf 91k)
Utilization Review – Diagnosis and DRG Codes Subject to Review Notice   (.pdf 101k)
Attachments of Diagnosis and DRG Codes Subject to Review   (.pdf 26k)

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