Medicaid Bulletin

Medicaid Bulletin Monthly Digest

Bulletins published prior to January 2019

Articles since January 2018 are available in the blog format below.

The Affiliation Edit: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

This edit is in place to ensure billing providers are affiliated with the rendering (individual) providers for whom they are billing to prevent inaccurate payment or fraud.

Cemiplimab-rwlc Injection, for Intravenous Use (Libtayo®) HCPCS Code J9999: Billing Guidelines

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Effective with date of service Oct. 8, 2018, North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs cover cemiplimab-rwlc injection, for intravenous use (Libtayo) for use in the Physician Administered Drug Program when billed with HCPCS code J9999 - Not Otherwise Classified, Antineoplastic Drugs.

Errors on Provider Records in NCTracks

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Enrollment applications submitted with incorrect data including name, social security number and date of birth result in application denials and withdrawals. As a result, providers must submit new applications and pay any applicable fees.

Proposed Clinical Coverage Policies for Public Comment

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

As of Dec. 1, 2018, there are no NC Medicaid policies posted for public comment.

Policy Clarification for Out-of-state Providers

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Out-of-state providers, including border-area providers, must be enrolled in Medicare or their home-state Medicaid program to enroll in North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs.

Money Follows the Person Project Update and Application Change

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) team is preparing for the 2019-2023 Medicaid Transition Period and has updated its application for the coming year.

Summary of New or Amended Clinical Coverage Policies Posted Since Nov. 1, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The following new or amended Medicaid and NC Health Choice clinical coverage policies were posted since Nov. 1, 2018.

Change In Scope of Services (CISS) Policy

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In accordance with the North Carolina’s Medicaid State Plan, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers may request a rate adjustment due to change in scope of services.

Telephonic Evaluation and Management is Again Being Offered for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In response to the anticipated higher than normal number of influenza cases this coming season, effective December 1, 2018, North Carolina Medicaid is offering telephonic evaluation and management services to beneficiaries who are actively experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Clinical Coverage Policy (CCP) 1-H, Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

System changes have been completed to allow non-psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to receive reimbursement for CPT codes 90791 – Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation and 90792 – Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation with Medical Servicess when provided via telemedicine/telepsychiatry.

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