Statements and Disclosures
Utilization Management (UM) Affirmative Statement regarding incentives will be signed by all UM decision-makers annually. Elite Care Health Organization does not give financial incentives for UM decision-makers and does not encourage denials of coverage or service. Decision-makers include medical directors, UM and case management managers, Quality Improvement Committee members, licensed staff and management personnel. Providers may freely communicate with patients about their treatment, regardless of benefit coverage limitations.
The Utilization Management (UM) staff is available for callers with questions about approvals, denials, or UM criteria eight hours per day, Monday-Friday. Patients can call (888)975-3246.
Practitioners can obtain the following upon request: UM policies, procedures, and criteria used to authorize, modify, or deny healthcare services to providers, members or member designated representatives. Criteria and policies are distributed by mail, fax, e-mail, provider manual, provider intranet site or on its website, if information is available online. Criteria can be mailed to practitioners who do not have fax, email or internet access. Providers can call 88-975-3246 ext 114 for request Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Elite Care Health Organization (ECHO) complies with applicable Federal civil laws and does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental handicap.
If you believe that Elite Care Health Organization has discriminated based on race, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental handicap, you can file a grievance with:
ECHO- Quality Management Dept.
2372 SE Bristol St. Ste B
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Fax Number: (909) 235-4145
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need assistance filing your grievance, please contact us at (909) 457-7001.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Compliant Portal, available online, by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington DC 20201
Phone: (800) 368-1019, TDD (800) 537-7697
Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
Elite Care Health Organization complies with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) privacy rules and requirements.
Elite Care Health Organization recognizes that the privacy of your personal information is of the utmost important. As a result, we handle any information collected through the use of this website in a confidential manner.
This does not apply to information collected through other means such as by telephone or in person, although that information may be protected by other privacy policies.
Cookies and Tracking:
Elite Care Health Organization may use various technologies, which may include “cookie” technology, to gather information from our website visitors such as pages visited and how often they are visited, and to enable certain features on this website. “Cookies” are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a website or click on a URL. Cookies may include “single-session cookies” which generally record information during only a single visit to a website and then are erased, and “persistent” cookies which are generally stored on a computer unless or until they are deleted or are set to expire.
You may disable cookies and similar items by adjusting your browser preferences at any time; however, this may limit your ability to take advantage of some of the features on this website.
We may use analytics companies to gather information and aggregate data from our website visitors such as which pages are visited and how often they are visited, and to enable certain features on our websites. Information is captured using various technologies and may include cookies.
We may use your activity information for business purposes, unless restricted by law.
Your Personal Information:
This website may include web pages that give you the opportunity to provide us with personal information about yourself or your business. You do not have to provide us with personal information if you do not want to; however, that may limit your ability to use certain functions of this website or to request certain services or information.
At the present time, we only use personal information to:
- Respond to an email or particular request from you.
We may use personal information to contact you through any contact information you provide through this website, including your email address, telephone number, cell phone number, text message number, or fax number.
We may also combine personal information that you provide us through this website with other information we have received from you, whether online or offline, or from other sources such as from business associates.
Sharing Personal Information:
We will only share your personal information as permitted by law.
We may share personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting activities that are illegal, violate our rules, or may be harmful to other visitors.
We may also share personal information with other third party companies that we collaborate with or hire to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire a company to help us send and manage email, and we might provide the company with your email address and certain other information in order for them to send you an email message on our behalf. Similarly, we may hire companies to host or operate some of our websites and related computers and software applications.
Website and Information Security:
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that you provide on this website. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our website, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet, and we are not liable for the illegal acts of third parties such as criminal hackers.
To contact us regarding this policy and our related privacy practices, please contact us at:
Elite Care Health Organization
Address: 2372 SE Bristol St. Ste. B
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (888) 975-3246
If you believe we or any company associated with us has misused any of your information please contact us immediately and report such misuse.