Medicaid Bulletin

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.

NCTracks Provider Training: August 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

Registration is open for the August 2020 NCTracks instructor-led provider training courses listed below. Slots are limited. WebEx courses can be attended remotely from any location with a telephone, computer and internet connection.

J0887, Mircera: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Providers (261QE0700X) Added to the List of Eligible Providers

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment providers (261QE0700X) were added to the list of eligible providers for Procedure Code J0887, Mircera, Injection, Epoetin Beta, 1 Microgram, (FOR ESRD ON DIALYSIS). 

End-Stage Renal Disease Policy (1A-34) Title Change

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the title of Clinical Coverage Policy 1A-34 changed to Dialysis Services. In addition to the title change, the Division of Health Benefits will now cover services for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). 

Clinical Policy 1E-3, Sterilization Procedures Revised Effective Aug. 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Clinical Policy 1E-3, Sterilization Procedures, has been revised and will post Aug. 15, 2020 on the NC Medicaid website.

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 Bulletin has been updated by SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #150: UPDATE to NC Medicaid Cost Report Filing Extensions posted on Jan. 15, 2021. 


SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #108: Behavioral Health Services: Guidance on Re-certification and Certification Requirements for CPR/First Aid and Restrictive Interventions

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NC Medicaid, in partnership with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, is offering the following guidance to providers, instructors, and staff regarding restrictive interventions and CPR/First Aid. This is applicable to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorder services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #107: Continuation of COVID-19 Enhanced Rates

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NC Medicaid is committed to ensuring beneficiaries continue to receive Medicaid and NC Health Choice services with no interruptions or delays due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

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