Samaritan Health Plans is taking a phased approach to replacing ID cards for its 75,000 plus members. The ID card changes begin with new members joining one of the carrier’s plans:
- Samaritan Advantage, Medicare
- IHN-CCO, Medicaid
- Samaritan Choice, Samaritan Health Services’ employees
- Samaritan Momentum, Everyday Choices, New Performance, Health & Well-Being, and Oregon Standard plans for employer groups based in Oregon
Current members will receive new ID cards in planned waves through the year.
In addition to a new look for the ID cards, there are expanded instructions for filing claims and managing supplementary networks. All ID cards maintain compliance with current WEDI (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange) guidelines. WEDI is a nonprofit organization focused on the use of health information technoloty to improve healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.