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Everything providers need to know about the Massachusetts ACCESS law and how it relates to patients

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 11, 2021

Did you know that under Massachusetts law, providers can prescribe patients a 12-month supply of birth control? If you didn't, you're not alone. Many providers, patients, and even pharmacies don't know about this option. Hear from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Farah Shafi, MD, and learn more below about the Massachusetts law that protects this supply option along with the potential benefits to providers and patients.

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Topics: contraceptives, birth control, women's health, women's health month, Dr. Shafi

Part 2 of 2: How to speed up prior authorization determinations

Posted by AllWays Health Partners Blog Team on May 06, 2021

Last week, Dr. Lisa M. Scarfo, MD—Pediatrician and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, talked with us about bridging the gap between doctors and health insurance providers regarding the medical necessity process. She continues the conversation with how medical necessity can speed up prior authorization determinations. If you missed the first part, click here.

Otherwise, you can read part 2 of the two-part series below to learn about common misconceptions and some tips providers can benefit from and start using today.

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Topics: medical necessity, Dr. Scarfo, prior authorizations

Is it safe to travel, stay in a hotel, or go to a grocery store if you're fully vaccinated? Find out what one infectious disease specialist had to say.

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 04, 2021

For anyone that's fully vaccinated, you're probably wondering what this means for you going forward. In addition to guidelines from the CDC, we wanted to share a 1-on-1 interview with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger. Below he answers some of today's most buzzed-about questions circling everyone's minds regarding safety with transportation, travel, grocery stores, and restaurants.

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Topics: COVID-19, vaccine, fully vaccinated, traveling, hotel, restaurant, Dr. Hellinger, flying

Part 1 of 2: Uncover key criteria for the medical necessity review process

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on April 29, 2021

Dr. Lisa M. Scarfo, MD—Pediatrician and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, talked with us about bridging the gap between doctors and health insurance providers regarding the medical necessity process. Read on for part 1 of a two-part series to learn about common misconceptions and some tips providers can benefit from and start using today.

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Topics: medical necessity, prior authorization

Tips for talking to patients about vaccine side effects

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on April 27, 2021

No matter your specialty—your patients may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that anyone aged 16+ is eligible to receive a COVID-vaccine in Massachusetts, patients are looking to providers to learn more about side effects. Below we have outlined talking strategies to help you answer their questions. We’ve also included common side effects for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so that you can keep your patients updated on the facts.

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Topics: COVID-19, vaccine, side effects, Pfizer, fully vaccinated, Moderna