High Performance Network

Dear Valued Provider:

The information below provides you with salient changes regarding the 2017 High Performance Network program. Every year, AvMed selects specialties to be profiled using its quality and/or cost efficiency criteria and methodology. Through this process, AvMed recognizes physicians who consistently meet or exceed our performance criteria. We understand that not all physicians will achieve the HPN designation; however, AvMed acknowledges the value of all physicians that meet NCQA credentialing standards for network participation. As our trusted network partner, we encourage you to become familiar with this information, as it affects you and the Medicare AvMed members you serve.

Medicare Member Cost Share Responsibilities:

Starting January 1, 2017, Medicare Advantage members who visit AvMed participating specialty physicians will incur the following copayments:

2017 MEDICARE SPECIALIST HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORK (HPN) BENEFIT MATRIX
MEDICARE MEMBER PLAN BY COUNTY
IN HPN NETWORK (LOWER PLAN CO-PAYMENTS APPLY)
OUT OF HPN NETWORK (HIGHER PLAN CO-PAYMENTS APPLY)

* Co-payment rules also apply to Physician Assistants and ARNP’s

DADE COUNTY AVMED MEDICARE CHOICE (HMO) *
$5
$40
BROWARD COUNTY AVMED MEDICARE CHOICE (HMO) *
$10
$40

The HPN symbol (Δ) is noted in AvMed’s online Medicare provider directory next to the name of each HPN designated physician.

Selected Specialties for 2017 High Performance Network profiling:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology*
  • General Surgery*
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nephrology*
  • Neurology*
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology*
  • Pain Management*
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology*

*Denotes specialties using only cost efficiency criteria.

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