The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on November 28, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
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BT201775 – Pharmacy update approved by Drug Utilization Review Board November 2017
In the Fall of 2014, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) conducted a Nationwide Adult Medicaid Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey of Medicaid enrollees to attain national and state-by-state measures of access, barriers to care, and experiences with care across delivery systems and major population subgroups.
The survey interviewed a representative sample of adults ages 18 and older enrolled in Medicaid between October 2013 through December 2013. This first-of-its kind survey provides baseline information on the experiences of low-income adults prior to a state’s expansion of coverage to the new adult group that took effect on January 1, 2014. These data will be used to inform federal and state efforts to improve health care delivery for Medicaid enrollees.
Read CMCS' issue brief: Health Care Experiences of Adults with Disabilities Enrolled in Medicaid Only: Findings from a 2014-2015 Nationwide Survey of Medicaid Beneficiaries (PDF).
Health Care Experiences of Adults with Disabilities Enrolled in Medicaid Only Inforgraphic
DDRS Announces Increased Budget Flexibility through the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver
This afternoon DDRS announced changes to individuals' budget allocations on the CIH waiver. Effective January 1, 2018, a person's budget allocation under the OBA will have more flexibility in the person-centered planning process to support their community integration needs. Budget allocations will no longer be distributed into three categories. Please click here for additional details regarding this important change.
We hope this information is of benefit to you and the people you serve.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on November 21, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
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-Providers may resubmit certain claims for HCPCS code J3590 that may have denied incorrectly
-IHCP to accept and process replacement claims for B4157 that may have paid incorrectly
-Providers may resubmit claims for HCPCS codes C9491 and C9493 that may have denied incorrectly
-IHCP announces IEP-related nursing services rate for calendar year 2018
-IHCP updates attachment requirements for certain procedure codes
-Taxonomy codes for rendering providers not required on claims
-IHCP implements taxonomy code requirement changes
-Update on CoreMMIS implementation issues with MRO, AMHH, BPHC, and CMHW benefit packages
-IHCP will no longer publish one of the vision services code tables on the provider website
MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON
INARF's national partner ACCSES, shared the following information regarding a bill to be introduced to the Senate.
A bill is planned to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). The legislation will include the following: (1) an extension of the Money Follows the Person program for five years at current levels; (2) a reduction of the 90-day period of required stay in an institution before qualifying for the program; (3) the alignment of qualified residence with the definition of HCBS setting; (4) enhanced reporting; and (5) accountability of MFP funds, and best practices reporting. Learn more about Money Follows the Person by clicking here.