Did You Know Your Eyes Can Get Sunburned?

    Posted by Quartz on August 3, 2018

    Did you know your eyes can get sunburned? UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, which has the potential for temporary blindness in just a few hours.

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    Don't Let a Tick Make You Sick This Summer

    Posted by Quartz on August 3, 2018

    Couple-HikingsmNothing beats being outdoors and enjoying the summer weather with your loved ones. Unfortunately, bugs, especially ticks, are more active in the summer too. You’ll find ticks in areas between wooded and tall, grassy areas, such as lawns and gardens. They wait for potential hosts on the tips of grasses and shrubs and grab onto them when they pass by. Don’t worry, ticks can’t fly or jump!

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    There's a New and Improved Shingles Vaccine in Town . . .

    Posted by Quartz on August 3, 2018

    SHINGRIX

    By Jeremy Fejfar, PharmD
    Dr. Fejfar is our Health Plan’s Pharmacy Director: Government and Quality Programs. Dr. Fejfar earned his doctor of Pharmacy from South Dakota State University. He is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

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    Evaluating the Use of New Technology

    Posted by Quartz on August 3, 2018

    IS IT COVERED?

    Quartz often looks at new technologies to potentially include as a
    covered service. In order to cover services that use new technology,
    all of the following criteria must be met –
    1. The technology must be nonexperimental and noninvestigational.
    2. The new technology must be approved by the appropriate regulatory body.
    3. Research and review of evidence-based medicine must demonstrate that the new technology has a positive effect on health and is safe.
    4. The new technology must be more beneficial or less expensive than current alternative treatments.

    If an evaluation is performed due to a request for coverage from your provider, a decision will be made within five working days, once all the required information needed to make the decision is received. If coverage is denied, the reason for the denial will be communicated to the party asking for the evaluation. An explanation of the grievance process will also be issued.
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    What's New at Quartz?

    Posted by Quartz on August 3, 2018

    Quartz Onalaska is Moving!Our staff in Onalaska is on the move!

    We are excited to announce our staff in the Onalaska office (formerly Gundersen Health Plan) is moving from the Gundersen Health System location at 3190 Gundersen Drive to 2651 Midwest Drive, Onalaska, WI 54650. The move should be complete at the end of August. No disruption in service is anticipated.

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    Welcome to Quartz!

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018
    Thank you for entrusting Quartz with your health insurance needs. This past year, you  ha ve seen a lot of changes, including our brand name. With these changes, our focus has remained the same — creating communications for our  members that are both informative and fun. We believe we have achieved both with the new look and features of the Quartz Pulse newsletter. From our Focus on Kids section to our tried-and-true articles from Dr. Téllez-Girón, our Pulse newsletter doesn’t skip a beat on providing you with information you need to live healthier and happier – enjoy!
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    Plant the Seeds of Happiness This Spring

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    Ahhh, spring! For many of us, it’s time to start planting. But gardens aren’t the only thing we grow. You can also sow the seeds of happiness. It’s easier than you might think.

    Studies show that some simple habits can help you be more upbeat and happier overall.

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    Case Management Can Help You When You Need It the Most

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    Have you recently experienced a significant event or been diagnosed with a complex or chronic condition? Did you know we offer case management services to our members depending on your plan’s benefits?

    WHAT IS CASE MANAGEMENT?

    Case management is the coordination of care, services and resources for members with certain complex or chronic conditions. There is no extra cost for this service to health plan members with this benefit, and you can refer yourself.

    Case management staff works closely with you and your caregivers to guide you through medical and community services that can be difficult to navigate. They coordinate health services and resources to make sure that you get the best care possible. The case management staff can assist you in setting goals and creating a plan that will maximize your health and improve quality of life.

    Case Management Staff May Help

    • Provide education about your health condition and care
    • Support and reinforce treatments and therapies recommended by your health care provider
    • Coordinate health services and clarify insurance benefits
    • Connect you to community services or programs

    Who Might Benefit?

    • Members who have more than one serious health problem such as diabetes, heart failure or COPD
    • Members who have experienced a significant event or diagnosis like cancer, stroke or traumatic brain injury
    • Members who have had several emergency room visits or hospital stays

    If you are interested in case management services, you can call Patient Resources at (608) 422-8444. You can also print and complete the request form online at QuartzBenefits.com/complexcase and either fax it to us at (608) 833-3233 or mail to: Case Management, 7974 UW Health Court, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562.

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    It's Never Too Early to Start a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    You’re there to help your children with their homework and you remind them to brush their teeth, but have you helped them do something good for their hearts lately? Having a healthy heart isn’t just for grown-ups — it’s never too early to start establishing a heart-healthy lifestyle for your children.

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    Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Make a Difference

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.’s (Quartz’s) Diversity and Inclusion Change Team has been hard at work helping Quartz build a diverse and inclusive workplace where differences are valued. With four active workgroups supporting our goals, the team’s successes in 2017 include –

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    Note - This is a public blog forum. If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact Quartz Customer Service at 800.362.3310 or send us a secure email.

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