Medicaid Bulletin

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #10: Durable Medical Equipment: Temporary Flexibilities Effective March 23, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, if medically necessary, the following additional respiratory equipment and supplies that typically require prior authorization (PA) may be provided to beneficiaries without first seeking PA:

COVID-19 Question and Answer Webinar for Providers 3/24

Monday, March 23, 2020

DHHS will host a question and answer webinar to discuss new guidance for all health providers related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #9: Telehealth Provisions - Clinical Policy Modification

Friday, March 20, 2020

Please see Medicaid SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #28, posted March 30, 2020, which is an addendum to Bulletin #9 and supersedes information in Bulletin #9.  

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #8: Face-to-Face Provider Site Visits and Fingerprinting Requirements Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Friday, March 20, 2020

NC DHHS is suspending face-to-face site visits and fingerprinting requirements effective immediately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #7: Public Health Emergency Enrollment Applications for Health Care Professionals Not Currently Enrolled as an NC Medicaid Provider

Friday, March 20, 2020

NC DHHS continues to take action to protect the health and safety of our state’s patients and providers during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. NC DHHS received authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act to waive certain federal Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and HIPAA requirements.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #6: Temporary Policy Modifications for 1915 Waivers (Appendix K)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has granted NC Medicaid the authority to move forward with Home and Community-Based (HCBS) waiver flexibilities requested March 13, 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.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #4: Billing Requirements Modified in Response to COVID-19

Thursday, March 19, 2020

To ensure beneficiaries continue to receive Medicaid and NC Health Choice services with no interruption or delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the disposition for three claim processing edits have been temporarily changed.

Reminder: Requests for Disproportionate Share Hospital Data

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

This article is a reminder to providers of the process for submitting requests for Disproportionate Share Hospital data. Medicaid and NC Health Choice Providers must request and obtain batch Medicare DSH Recipient Eligibility Verifications and Provider Statistical and Reimbursement reports through NCTracks.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #3: Recent Updates

Monday, March 16, 2020

We know these are challenging times and are grateful for the continued support of our partners across the state. There is a wealth of information on the DHHS website and our team is working around the clock to make it as user-friendly as possible.

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