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COMPASS Choice Rewards for KEHP members (new 2013)

Services & Incentives*

Adenoidectomy
$150 / $75 / $50

Bone Density Study
$25 / $15

Bunion Repair
$150 / $75 / $50

Cardiac Catheterization
$500 / $250

Cardiac Echocardiogram
$75 / $50 / $25

Colonoscopy
$150 / $75 / $50

CT Scans
$150 / $75 / $50

Ear Tubes
$150 / $75 / $50

Eye/Cataract Surgery
$150 / $75 / $50

Gall Bladder Removal
$250 / $125 / $75

Gall Bladder Repair
$250 / $125 / $75

Hernia Repair
$250 / $125 / $75

Hip Replacement
$500 / $250

Kidney Stones
$150 / $75 / $50

Knee Replacement
$500 / $250

Knee Surgery
$250 / $125 / $75

Low Back Surgery
$500 / $250

Mammogram
$25 / $15

MRIs
$150 / $75 / $50

Nasal / Septum Repair
$150 / $75 / $50

Shoulder Surgery
$250 / $125 / $75

Sleep Study
$150 / $75 / $50

Tonsillectomy
$150 / $75 / $50

Upper GI Endoscopy
$150 / $75 / $50

Wrist Surgery
$150 / $75 / $50

Introducing Compass

ChoiceRewards

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A free service to help you learn more about the cost of medical procedures and tests at locations in your area. When you use more cost-effective options, you can help lower your out-of-pocket costs. You will be rewarded for your cost-effective choices through cash incentives.

How It Works

  1. As soon as your doctor recommends a medical procedure or test, contact Compass to find cost-effective facilities in your area.
  2. Be sure to call Compass at 855.869.2133 or access the website at www.compasschoicerewards.com at least 24 hours prior to your appointment in order to qualify for your incentive. Have your insurance card available for verification or to login.
  3. Call your doctor to schedule the service at the location of your choice.
  4. If you use a cost-effective location identified by Compass, an incentive check will be mailed to your home after your claim has been paid.

NOTE: You must shop with Compass each time you have a procedure in order to qualify for an incentive. No hassles. No forms. No restrictions on which in-network doctors to see. The ChoiceRewards program is EASY and completely CONFIDENTIAL.

New Radiology Outreach

Program

Compass will call members who have been pre-certified through Humana for their MRI and/or CT Scan, and who are currently scheduled at high-cost provider, to offer high-quality, more cost-effective provider options in your area.

Compass makes it easy:

  • Compass will reschedule you to your choice of cost-effective locations.
  • Compass also will notify the ordering physician of the facility change.
  • Compass will cancel your prior appointment

After your appointment, you will receive an incentive check within 45-60 days.

This benefit will help you save money on your out-of-pocket expenses towards your deductibles and coinsurance. Compass will make the transition and process as easy as possible. One of our courteous Compass staff may be contacting you in the future to assist with your radiology needs.

Questions

To view a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

If you have additional questions, contact Compass at 855-869-2133, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. EST for assistance.

 

 New Topper Educator Graduate Scholarship

Beginning with the fall 2013 semester, students enrolled in the following graduate programs at WKU will be eligible to apply for a scholarship that will guarantee them a graduate tuition rate of $395 per credit hour: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Music programs leading to a Teacher Leader endorsement; Master of Arts in Literacy Education, Education Specialist in Elementary Education and Education Specialist in Secondary Education; Education Specialist in Educational Administration and the P-12 Principal Preparation program.

http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/topper-educator-scholarship/

 

LITERACY STUDIES Ph.D. PROGRAM

Middle Tennessee State University

The Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to address one of education’s most pressing needs – the shortage of scholars, practitioners, administrators and policy-makers equipped to bridge the gap between the rapidly expanding body of scientific research on the development of literacy and educational practice, policy, and professional preparation.

  • Applicants with master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines are eligible for admission.
  • The Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program at MTSU is prepared to supply a limited number of graduate assistantships (GAships) to qualified applicants.  Three types of assistantships are available:  20-hour, 10-hour, and 5-hour GAships.  The 20-hour GAship provides full tuition plus $14,000 per year as stipend and requires 20 hours of work for faculty’s teaching and research.  The 10-hour GAship pays one-half of the tuition plus $7,000 per year as stipend and requires 10 hours of work for faculty’s teaching and research.  The 5-hour GAship pays one-quarter of the tuition plus $3,500 per year as stipend and requires 5 hours of work for faculty’s teaching and research.
  • Courses are available in the evenings and weekends to accommodate the typical professional work schedule.
  • The deadline for application was June 1 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Estimated time for completion:

Full-time: approx. 3-4 years

Part-time: approx. 5-6 years

           Visit www.mtsu.edu/literacy for more information

 

 

the Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking 

2013cooperclaytonbrochure5.pdf

 

 

Save Five Percent on Healthier Foods

  • HumanaVitality® members can save five percent on all healthier foods that qualify as Great for You™ at Walmart®.
  • For a full list of healthier foods that qualify as Great for You, visit Walmart.com or log in to HumanaVitality.
  • How It Works
  • Sign up to receive your Vitality HealthyFood Shopping Card. Use your card at checkout. Prior to payment, scan your card at self-checkout or give it to the cashier and receive a 5% savings on each Great for You item you purchase. Your savings from your purchase is applied to your card and is available for you to use on your next purchase within 5-7 business days.
  • For more information, visit the LivingWell.ky.gov website.  
 
Join HumanaVitalitySM and get moving this summer!
 
Are you making plans for the upcoming summer break? Just like planning for vacation, you should also plan some time for your health. Your Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP) has made it easy for you to improve and manage your health by offering you a new incentivized online wellness program, which is free to health plan members. Here are some quick steps to get you started and keep you healthy all summer long.
 
  1. http://LivingWell.ky.govand click on “Log-in” under HumanaVitality.Register online by visiting
  2. Complete the brief Health Assessment to start earning Vitality Points TM.
3.     Get your Vitality Check®.  With just a few minutes of your time, you can have a starting point for improving your health, know your risks and prevent any future health surprises. The Vitality Check is a blood screening and biometric assessment that measures body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol. You will earn 2,000 Vitality Points per year just for receiving your Vitality Check. If your results are in a healthy range, you will earn up to 2,000 additional Vitality Points. Click here for more information and to find a Vitality Check location near you.
  1. Get started on your Personal PathwayTM a customized plan that will recommend goals and related activities. As you complete your goals you earn more Vitality Bucks.
  2. Spend your Vitality Bucks® at the HumanaVitality Mall. Redeem items including: iTunes® gift cards, movie tickets, hotel stays, sports equipment, apparel and much more with your Vitality Bucks.

If your spouse or children are included on your health plan, they are eligible to participate as well. For more information on HumanaVitality, visit http://LivingWell.ky.gov and follow HumanaVitality on Facebook.
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In our district Kids Matter Most… so let’s Matter for the Kids by taking care of ourselves!  Changing our behavior regarding our health is the first step to a healthy mind and a healthy body! 
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Questions/Concerns :
Benefits Resource Group 270-842-8110/ 800-730-8070
 
Autism listserv
A listserv related to autism has been started for the benefit of parents, educators and therapists who are concerned with autism spectrum disorders. Those interested can find the subscription page at www.coe.uky.edu/lists/kylists.php.

 

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