Medicaid Bulletin

DHHS Awards Contract for Electronic Visit Verification

Friday, October 2, 2020

NC DHHS awarded a contract to Sandata Technologies, LLC on Sept. 24, 2020, and will implement services for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) statewide on Jan. 1, 2021. EVV is a method used to verify visit activity for services delivered as part of home- and community-based service programs. EVV offers a measure of accountability to help ensure that individuals who are authorized to receive services in fact receive them.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #57: Private Duty Nursing Flexibility Updates

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

To avoid delays in beneficiaries receiving needed private duty nursing services, NC Medicaid is temporarily approving prior authorizations that are in pending status for documentation of validation of primary insurance for 60 calendar days. This will allow for the delayed verification responses from individual third-party insurance providers to be uploaded to the prior authorizations in NCTracks. Details regarding documentation, supervisory visits and eligible remote technologies are included in this bulletin.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #47: Updates for PACE Organizations

Friday, April 17, 2020

PACE organizations should continue to follow the guidance of the local, state and federal officials regarding COVID-19 and thoroughly document reasoning for making decisions which may fall outside of the PACE program model. This guidance supplements the Special Bulletin COVID-19 #27 released on March 30, 2020.  The temporary flexibilities noted in Special Bulletin COVID-19 #27 and this Special Bulletin will end the earlier of the cancellation of the North Carolina state of emergency declaration or December 31, 2020.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #5: Private Duty Nursing and Home Health Updates

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Private Duty Nursing - beneficiaries under 21 years of age, Private Duty Nursing - all beneficiaries and Home Health – All Beneficiaries.

Timely Submission of PDN Prior Authorization Request for Additional Information

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Effective March 1, 2020, Medicaid will begin issuing letters to PDN agencies addressing non-compliance with the timely submission of required documentation as indicated in the Request for Additional Information notice. 

NC Medicaid Deductibles and Private Duty Nursing

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Unpaid medical bills and current medical expenses count toward NC Medicaid applicants’ deductibles. Private Duty Nursing (PDN) services qualify as a medical expense and may be used toward meeting this deductible.

Verification of School Nursing Form and Instructions Added

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Verification of School Nursing Form – Attachment I (DMA-3171), and Instruction Sheet (DMA-3171-I) are now on the NC Medicaid PDN forms web page.

Accreditation Due Date Reminder

Monday, February 5, 2018

By Feb. 28, 2018, non-accredited nursing service providers previously providing services under the Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP-C) waiver must obtain accreditation and meet all required occupational licensing entity regulations.

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