Grants available for early education providers to help improve quality and increase availability of high-quality early childhood education in Indiana
Indianapolis (December 18, 2017) Indiana's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is offering nearly $4 million in grants to Indiana early learning providers to build capacity to serve more children or to increase the quality of early education and child care services provided in Indiana.
This grant opportunity is open to all early childhood education providers as well as county- or community-based early education coalitions within the state of Indiana. These grants will also increase the number of qualified providers for Indiana's first publicly-funded pre-kindergarten pilot grant program, On My Way Pre-K.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on December 14, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Provider Reference Modules
HIPAA Standards for Electronic Transactions
-Edited and reorganized text as needed for clarity
-Changed “rendering” to “administering or performing” in the National Provider Identifier section, and added Portal option for enrollment
-In the Trading Partner Requirements for Electronic Transactions section, clarified that providers that exchange electronic data exclusively via the Portal are not required to become IHCP trading partners
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on December 12, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Bulletins and Banner Pages
-IHCP to mass adjust or mass reprocess claims for prenatal services that may have adjudicated incorrectly due to visit limitation audits
-Save the date for the 2018 Spring IHCP Provider Workshops
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) sent the following information regarding Changes in Required Team Meeting and Case Manager Visits.
Effective January 1, 2018, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) will adopt a restructured 90 day visit model for case management. This proposed model was presented to case managers during the fall 2017 person-centered individualized service plan trainings. The chart here represents the revised 90 day visit structure for case managers.
Additionally, a future presentation or brief web recording of this information will be made available online by January 2018. The presentation will serve as a resource for individuals to help further explain how the revised home visits and team meetings can provide individuals more flexibility in structuring their time and schedules with case managers.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on November 29, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Bulletins and Banner Pages
BT201777 – CMS announces new provider enrollment application fee for 2018
BT201778 – IHCP revises PA criteria for orthodontic services and allows for phased treatment
-IHCP reminds providers of January 1 deadline to update rendering provider linkages
-IHCP will mass reprocess dental claims that may have denied incorrectly
-Modifier AA – Anesthesia services performed personally by anesthesiologist linked to anesthesia CPT codes