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News and Highlights

Recommended Referral Guidelines for Specialties not Available at Kaiser Permanente

For authorization to the appropriate provider when services are not offered at Kaiser Permanente, see Recommended Referral Guidelines.

Payment Policy Updates

Letters to Providers

Provider Publications

  • Provider E-News
    March: Change in coverage for 3D mammography, important changes in pre-authorization requirements, updated injectable drugs payment policy and more.
  • Pharmacy E-News
    February: Association between initial opioid use and the likelihood of becoming a long-term opioid user, the beta agonist paradox, and more.
  • Formulary Decision Highlights
    Read the September 2017 Highlights (PDF)
  • Provider Update
    March: Medical volunteers still needed for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, meet Kaiser Permanente's new Vice President of Provider Network Strategy, and more.
  • Clinical Pearls
    December: Cough tips for cold and flu season.

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