Medicaid Bulletin

Electronic Visit Verification Implementation Update: Alternate EVV Solution Deadline for Compliance

Friday, April 16, 2021

To ensure NC Medicaid continues to move forward with EVV implementation and can fully integrate EVV through claims adjudication for all providers, alternate EVV solutions must pass testing validation by April 30, 2021.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #164: Update on CARES Act-funded Payments to Nursing Facility Providers for Staff Testing Costs

Thursday, April 15, 2021

This bulletin provides an update on the final reconciliation activity related to nursing facility staff COVID-19 testing payments authorized under Secretarial Orders No. 2 and No. 4.

Provider Data Updates

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Providing the most accurate and complete provider information is a top priority so Medicaid and NC Health Choice beneficiaries can make the most informed choice for their health plan and primary care provider. 

NCTracks Changes to Provider Verification Process

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

NC Medicaid is making system modifications that will start the process of 45 and 60 day notifications of suspension if a provider fails to update their credential prior to the expiration date. 

Quarterly HCPCS Code Update April 1, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Effective with the date of service April 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added new HCPCS codes (J codes), deleted others and changed the description of some existing codes. 

Implementation of Rate Floors for Facility-Based Crisis and Mobile Crisis Services

Monday, April 12, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, NC Medicaid will increase fee-for-service rates and establish rate floors for facility-based crisis and mobile crisis management services that will mandate minimum reimbursement rates.

New and Amended Clinical Coverage Policies – March 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The following new or amended clinical coverage policies are available on the Clinical Coverage Policies web page on NC Medicaid’s website. 

Last Month to Submit Program Year 2020 Attestations

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Program Year 2020 Webinar Series, The Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and Program Year 2021 Announcements.

Quality Strategy Update Draft Posted for Public Comment

Monday, April 5, 2021

An updated draft of NC Medicaid’s Managed Care Quality Strategy is posted for public comments until May 6, 2021. 

Quality Report and Quality Measurement Technical Specifications Manual Posted

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The NC Medicaid Annual Quality report and an updated NC Medicaid Managed Care Quality Measurement Technical Specifications Manual are available.

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