News and announcements

July 2024 Connection newsletter

  • Changes to prior authorization requirements
  • Fallon Health member language and/or alternate format preferences
  • Deadline for MassHealth ACO first-time claim and corrected claim submissions
  • Helpful clarifications to the provider appeal process
  • CAQH: Action needed
  • Behavioral health needs in an inpatient setting
  • New president and CEO to start at Fallon Health July 1
  • And more

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Community Care Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA) for Non-contracted Providers 

New federal and state requirements concerning surprise billing have taken effect. Fallon Health recently began paying out-of-network claims for the Community Care product pursuant to the federal No Surprises Act. The allowed amount for out-of-network claims covered by the No Surprises Act will be set at the Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA). 

  • Fallon Health is working with our vendor partner ClearHealth to identify claims subject to the No Surprises Act and to determine the appropriate QPA. 
  • For any claims paid in accordance with the No Surprises Act, the Fallon Remittance Advise (RAS) will note at a claim line level “Paid according to the qualifying payment amount (QPA), as defined by the No Surprises Act Regulations.” A Provider Adjustments and Appeals letter with additional details will be included with the RAS. 
  • If an out-of-network provider or facility wishes to initiate a 30-day open negotiation period for purposes of determining the amount of final payment to the provider or facility, they may contact ClearHealth via the secure portal or by calling (866) 722- 3773.

Paper claims P.O. Box issues

When shipping paper claims that are not deliverable to a P.O. Box, (via FedEx etc.), please send to the following address:  

Fallon Health Claims- Smart Data Solutions
960 Blue Gentian Road
Eagan, MN 55121

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