The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on September 14, 2017 (unless alternate date is noted).
Provider Reference Modules
Reorganized and edited text as needed for clarity
Updated the Fee-for-Service Prior Authorization section
Updated the Managed Care Prior Authorization section
Added dental admissions to the list of services that require PA in the Prior Authorization Policies for Specific Medical Services section
In the Time Parameters for Prior Authorization Requests section:
Added Portal as an option for receiving authorization status
Added note box regarding MCE information
Updated the Prior Authorization Request Forms section
Updated instructions for the universal and dental PA request forms
Updated the Prior Authorization Request Status and Decision Letter section, including adding a table that shows PA status responses in the IVR, Portal, and 278 transaction and associated statuses in the decision letter
Updated the Prior Authorization Update Decision Letter section
Updated the 278 Transactions and HIPAA Compliance section
Updated references to 278 companion and implementation guide in several sections
Added a reference for place-of-service codes in the Facility Type Codes section
Updated the Paper Attachments and Electronic PA Requests section
Updated the introductory section of the Prior Authorization Administrative Review and Appeal Procedures section
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