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Provider affiliation information

Providers may announce new or continuing affiliations with Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP) through general advertising, (e.g., radio, television, websites). New affiliation announcements are for those providers that have entered into a new contractual relationship with Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP).

Providers may make new affiliation announcements within the first 30 days of their new contract with Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP). An announcement to patients of a new affiliation which names only Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP) may occur only once when such announcement is conveyed through direct mail, email, or phone. Additional direct mail and/or e-mail communications from providers to their patients regarding affiliations must include a list of all plans with which the provider contracts.

Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP)'s Compliance department will secure CMS approval on any provider affiliation communication materials that describe Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP) in any way, (e.g., benefits, formularies).

Materials that indicate the provider has an affiliation with Keystone First VIP Choice (HMO SNP) and other plan sponsors and that only list plan names and/or contact information do not require CMS approval.

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