Medicaid Bulletin

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #120: Keeping Kids Well Program: Improving Well-Child Visit and Immunization Rates Across NC

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Keeping Kids Well program will work with practices to improve well-child visits and immunization rates across North Carolina.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #119: NC Medicaid Extends Temporary Clinical Coverage Policy Provisions and Temporary Rate Enhancements

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Recently, the federal Declaration of Emergency scheduled to end July 25, 2020, was extended through Oct. 25, 2020. In response to this new date, NC Medicaid has extended its COVID-19 related temporary Clinical Coverage Policy provisions to Dec. 31, 2020. COVID-19 related rate enhancements are extended through Sept. 30, 2020.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #118: New Opportunities for Medicaid Providers Applying for Federal Relief Funds

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CMS announced changes to the Provider Relief Fund opportunities for Medicaid providers which include the application deadline being extended to Aug. 28, 2020, certain providers who previously received Medicare funds can apply for Provider Relief Funds and payments for providers who have changed ownership.
 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #116: New Webinar to Support Medicaid Providers Applying for Federal Relief Funds

Friday, July 24, 2020

Webinar for Medicaid Providers to be held July 27 at 3 p.m and Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 3.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #114: Hospice Room and Board Reimbursement Rate Increase and Clarification of COVID-19 Rate Billing Guidelines for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospice Providers

Monday, July 20, 2020

This NC Medicaid Bulletin provides an  overview of COVID-19 rate increases applicable to SNFs and Hospice providers; Hospice provider rate increase from 95% to 100% of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) reimbursement rates for room and board services provided in a SNF; and billing guidelines for Hospice services provided in a SNF designated as a “COVID-19 Outbreak” or “COVID-19 Response” site.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #113: Deadline Extended for Federal Provider Relief Funds for Medicaid Providers

Monday, July 20, 2020

On July 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the deadline for Medicaid/CHIP providers to submit their financial data to apply for federal Provider Relief Funds has been extended to Aug. 3, 2020. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #112: 1115 Waiver Approval and Acceptance

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved North Carolina’s Medicaid Disaster 1115 Waiver. The waiver includes several provisions that allow flexibility for long-term services and supports (LTSS) to maintain services for beneficiaries and financial relief for home and community-based service (HCBS) providers. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #111: REMINDER: Provider Relief Fund Deadline Monday, July 20, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

North Carolina providers that participate in Medicaid may be eligible to receive federal relief as a result of lost revenue or new expenses relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #110: Re-Verification Due Dates Extended for NC Medicaid Providers (July 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020)

Monday, July 13, 2020

NCTracks has reset the due date for providers required to re-verify their enrollment between the dates of July 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2020.  

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #109: NC Medicaid Cost Report Filing Extensions Due to COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

This is an update to SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #24: NC Medicaid Cost Report Filing Extensions Due to COVID-19 posted on March 27, 2020.

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