Medical Data Management System
- Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
The Health Net utilization management (UM) program is supported by Unity, Health Net's medical management system. Unity provides an integrated database for Health Net UM activities. The system supports business management, drives regulatory compliance, and optimizes automation. It also provides medical management with the data to identify trends or patterns.
Health Net reviews encounter data to determine whether membership is accurately represented, to confirm that the data is submitted within contractual time frames and is within normative rates; for example, if an encounter rate is greater than 10 percent of a normative standard or the services provided per member per year is below six encounters. Health Net discusses actions for improved utilization management with the participating physician group (PPG).