Medicaid Bulletin

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. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #106: Federal Relief Funding Webcast and Deadline Reminder

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A webcast for the Provider Relief Fund will be held Wednesday, July 8 from 4-5 p.m. Reminder - the application deadline is July 20, 2020.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #105: NC Medicaid Receives Approval for Expanded Flexibilities for Home and Community Services - NC Innovations and NC TBI Waivers

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NC Medicaid has received federal approval of additional flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic for the NC Innovations and NC Traumatic Brain Injury waivers.

NC Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Announcements

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

NC-MIPS is Open for Program Year 2020, Program Year 2020 Webinar Series and The Security Risk Analysis (SRA).

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #104: Archived Dental Webinars Available

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Area Health Education Center are partnering in a free webinar series, DHHS COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Professionals, designed to support dental providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Billing Code Update

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

North Carolina Medicaid has received calls concerning claim denials for some services provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #103: Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communications Clinical Policy Modifications - Nursing Facility Care

Thursday, June 25, 2020

This bulletin replaces SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #79 in its entirety. NC Medicaid has temporarily modified its Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry Clinical Coverage Policy to better enable the delivery of remote care to Medicaid beneficiaries. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #102: Laboratory Codes for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association have announced the release of several new codes to report testing for active cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as detection of antibodies.   

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #101: Medicaid Providers May Be Eligible for Federal Funding

Friday, June 19, 2020

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Webcast, Information for Medicaid Providers and a Checklist for Medicaid Providers Eligible for Federal Relief.

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