Georgia Medicaid Physician Services Manual

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Georgia Medicaid Physician Services Manual

Click Here to view these codes. The EPSDT benefit is designed to assure that children receive early detection and care, so that health problems are averted or diagnosed and treated as early as possible. The EPSDT benefit also covers medically necessary diagnostic services. When a screening examination indicates the need for further evaluation of a child’s health, the child should be appropriately referred for diagnosis without delay. States are required to arrange for and cover under the EPSDT benefit any Medicaid covered service listed in Section 1905(a) of the Act if that treatment or service is determined to be medically necessary to correct or ameliorate defects and physical and mental illnesses or conditions. This broad coverage requirement results in a comprehensive, high-quality health benefit for children under age 21 enrolled in Medicaid. The goal of the Health Check program is to make certain a child’s health needs are met through initial and periodic exams and evaluations, so that health problems are found, diagnosed and treated early. The following are tips to guide you when billing for Health Check Services with FFS. Only one (1) Developmental Screening will be reimbursed at each of these intervals.This Catch-Up Developmental Screening should be billed, using the EP and the Medicaid Program specific “HA” modifiers along with the 96110 CPT code and the appropriate ICD-10 code. Only one (1) Catch-Up Developmental Screening during any one (1) Catch-Up interval is allowed. Footnote 7 was updated to read “A visual acuity screen is recommended at ages 4 and 5 years, as well as in cooperative 3 year olds. Instrument based screening may be used to assess risk at ages 12 and 24 months, in addition to the well visits at 3 through 5 years of age. See 2016 AAP statement, “ Visual System Assessment in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians and “ Procedures for Evaluation of the Visual System by Pediatricians ”.

Indications for fluoride use are noted in the 2014 AAP clinical report “ Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting.” A few of the areas it focuses on include claim submissions, 72 hour eligibility rule, reimbursement of emergency care, and dental services provided by the Care Management Organizations (CMOs). Click here for full details. The Georgia Department of Public Health reviewed all unspecified ICD10 codes and selected certain unspecified codes that would be denied by Medicaid Fee for Service. Please visit the Medicaid webportal and view the Provider Notice dated July 15, 2016 for a list of these codes. This means that if there is other third party or private insurance available, it must cover the child’s medical care. The exceptions to this rule are preventive and pediatric services including Health Check and non-institutionalized pregnancy related services. Refer to the plan’s Coordination of Benefits section for details on claims submission. However, if you have billed Peach State and Amerigroup for a sick visit and your patient was later shown to have third party coverage, these plans will contact the third party plan to obtain reimbursement. If you have billed WellCare for a sick visit and your patient is later shown to have third party coverage, WellCare will recoup payment from your office and you will need to bill your patient’s third party payor. Louis, they currently operate in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. To identify the local provider representative for your area, contact Provider Services at 1-866-874-0633. They currently operate in the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Texas. To identify the local provider representative for your area, contact Provider Services at 1-800-454-3730. They are based in Tampa, Florida and currently operate in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana and New York.

To identify the local provider representative for your area, contact Provider Services at 1-866-231-1821. Current plans are to utlize HP to work with an NCQA approved vendor to manage the credentialing process. Click here for details. Previously, you would go to the CMOs websites to determine eligibility by plan affiliation; however, due to the bill the only acceptable verification of plan affiliation for a member is via the GHP web portal. You may notice that all the CMOs have a link to the GHP web port for plan affiliation verification. You may still utilize the CMO eligibility verification for PCP assignment. Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) population are included in the managed care program at this time. Children in foster care must opt out in order to not be transfered to Amerigroup’s Georgia Family 360. Members are encouraged to do the following to enroll: After the 90-day period, they will not be able to make any changes to their health plan affiliation without cause until the open enrollment period begins the following year. The patients need to chose a plan based on their own decision making process. Open enrollment is continuous, based on the individual member’s enrollment date. Members will receive a letter from Georgia Families 30 days prior to their enrollment anniversary date. If the member does not make a choice during the 30-day window they will remain in their CMO. Effective January 1, 2011, this two year program began providing Family Planning, Inter-Pregnancy Care (IPC) and Recourse Mother (case management) services to members 18 through 44, who would otherwise not be eligible for Medicaid. Participants age 18 receive vaccines at no cost. CCHP is committed to keeping you updated on these important changes both federally and on the state level. Watch our latest COVID-19 policy update videos.

It is the use of two-way, real time interactive communication equipment to exchange the patient information from one site to another via an electronic communication system. This includes audio and video communications equipment. Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technologies for clinical care (telemedicine), patient teachings and home health, health professional education (distance learning), administrative and program planning, and other diverse aspects of a health care delivery system. Telehealth can be used in telecommunications technologies for patient education, home health, professional health education and training, administrative and program planning, and other diverse aspects of a health care delivery system. This includes audio and video communications equipment designed to facilitate delivery of healthcare services in a face-to-face interactive, though distant, engagement. Per this rule and regulation, there are specific practice guidelines and mandatory training pertaining to what is identified as TeleMental Health. Providers shall adhere to these rules and regulations when TeleMental Health is provided by one of these named practitioners. Good for you. Coding Corner Can Help To find the contact information for your Provider Advocate, go to Find a Network Contact, and then select your state. Essentially, the law provides you a choice. Georgia has several home and community-based waivers. Some of the waiver program services include assistance with daily living activities (bathing, dressing, meals and some household chores), help with arranging medical or support services, and services to relieve family caregivers. This guide describes HCBS programs for people who are elderly, physically disabled, have a developmental or intellectual disability, or are medically fragile children. Although different waiver programs offer differentservices, they have some things in common.

Each program is designed to help people who qualify for institutional care remain in the community or return to the community from nursing homes, hospitals or other long-term institutions. Each program also requires that people be eligible for Medicaid. To qualify for a waiver program, you can have higher income and resources than permitted in the regular Medicaid program. In addition to the waiver programs, Georgia offers other services through the regular Medicaid program designed to support people in their homes and communities. Some of those are described in this guide and include the Georgia Pediatric Program’s (GAPP) in-home services for medically fragile children and behavioral or mental health services. Download the Guide to Medicaid Waiver Programs in Georgia This bias toward institutionalization, as well as a growing understanding that institutional care is generally more costly than HCBS for individuals with the same level of need, led to the creation of federal Medicaid rules that allow states to establish Medicaid HCBS waiver programs. Generally, the waivers provide a package of medically necessary services and supports to people with disabilities and chronic conditions whose medical and support needs are high enough to require an “institutional level of care,” but who do not want to live in a nursing home or institution and could live in the wider community with appropriate services and supports. States can develop these HCBS waiver programs very narrowly or broadly in terms of the ages and functional ability levels of the eligible p population, the number of waiver slots available, their geographic distribution in the state, having an annual cost cap, and other kinds of income or asset conditions that waiver recipients must meet. This fact sheet provides the basics of Medicaid eligibility in Georgia. Medicaid is funded by federal and state governments.

In Georgia, the Department of Community Health (DCH) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) work together to process applications and make Medicaid eligibility determinations. Download the Medicaid Eligibility Fact Sheet Waiver recipients must also qualify for the level of care provided in a nursing facility or other qualified institution. Download the CCSP Fact Sheet. The program includes case management, adult day health care, alternative living services, personal care, home-delivered meals and services, extended home health, respite care and emergency response services. Download the CCSP Fact Sheet This program is available for eligible Medicaid members who are severely physically disabled and between the ages of 21 and 64 when they apply. ICWP services include personal support, home health, emergency response services, specialized medical equipment and supplies, counseling and home modifications. Download the ICWP Fact Sheet. Six regional offices under the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) determine eligibility and coordinate service delivery for these programs. The programs cover supported employment, residential services, personal care and respite services, specialized medical equipment and supplies, vehicle adaptations, home modifications, and behavioral support services. Rather, it waives standard Medicaid eligibility criteria to permit the state to ignore family income and only consider the child’s income when the child meets an institutional level of care. Quali? cation is not based on medical diagnosis; it is based on the institutional level of care the child requires. Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations outlines the criteria used to determine eligibility. If approved under Katie Beckett, the child is granted Medicaid eligibility to access all Medicaid state plan services, such as physician and hospital services. The SOURCE program uses primary care physicians on the case management team.

In addition to core services of monitoring and assistance with functional tasks, SOURCE recipients can have Assisted Living Services (ALS), extended home health, personal care, home-delivered meals, adult day health care, emergency response services, and 24-hour medical access to a case manager and primary care physician. Download the SOURCE Fact Sheet Services are provided in the member’s home and require physician orders. Because they are meant to be short term in nature, there is an annual limit on the number of home health visits that can be reimbursed. People in nursing facilities need around-the-clock nursing oversight.Hospice offers nursing care, medical social services, counseling, medications, medical appliances and supplies, and hospice-aide. Care may be provided in the member’s home or in an inpatient facility, including nursing facilities. Members must be medically fragile with multiple systems diagnoses and require skilled nursing and personal care to be considered for services in the GAPP Program. Applications to the Georgia Pediatric Program are completed by the individual Medicaid providers enrolled to offer services through the program. To view current a list of providers please: visit, select Provider Information, select Provider Manuals and select GAPP speci?c manual of interest. GAPP applications must to be submitted to the Alliant Georgia Medical Care Foundation’s (GMCF) Medical Review Team at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of GAPP service. Services are provided in the community, in outpatient facilities, clinics or inpatient facilities. Services include: NW Suite 26-246 Atlanta, GA 30303 404.657.2126 main 888.275.4233 toll free 404.657.2133 TDD 404.657.2132 fax All rights reserved. Some content on this page is saved in an alternative format. For Word Documents get Microsoft Word. The Table of Contents contains active bookmark links to each section of the fee schedule.

Clicking the bookmark will bring the user directly to that section. Users can print individual sections by indicating the pages numbers to be printed. Working with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ (DBHDD) network of more than 600 providers, the Georgia Collaborative ASO facilitates the delivery of whole-health, person-centered and culturally sensitive supports and services to individuals and their families throughout the state. Working with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ (DBHDD) network of more than 600 providers, the Georgia Collaborative ASO facilitates the delivery of whole-health, person-centered and culturally sensitive supports and services to individuals and their families throughout the state.Working with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ (DBHDD) network of more than 600 providers, the Georgia Collaborative ASO facilitates the delivery of whole-health, person-centered and culturally sensitive supports and services to individuals and their families throughout the state. Updates Area Agency on Aging Care Coordination Specialist Provider Specialist CCSP Provider Specialist ALS Family Management Agency assignments CCSP DCH Program Integrity Updates The provider manuals will be listed in alphabetical order on the left side of the screen.Providers who serve more than one PSA region must meet their network meeting attendance requirement by attending meetings in different regions in different calendar quarters. Providers who service in the ARC area can participate in one webinar for the ARC region and one attendance in person in another area. THIS IS ARC region’s THIRD network meeting. The deadline to submit any changes to existing SAFs are due to care coordination today.

These services include: nursing, medical social services, physician services, counseling services to the terminally ill individual and the family members or others caring for the individual at home, short-term inpatient care, medical appliances and supplies, home health aide and homemaker services, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. They must acknowledge that they understand that other Medicaid services for the cure or treatment of the terminal condition are waived. Individuals may, however, revoke the election of hospice at any time and resume receipt of the Medicaid-covered benefits waived when hospice was elected. A hospice plan of care must be established before services are provided. For more information on Medicaid hospice reimbursement, please go to the Medicaid Hospice Payments page. GeorgiaCares provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans. GeorgiaCares is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Georgia. GeorgiaCares services are provided through Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Action pact, Inc., The Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), Georgia, Inc., and the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) in the Atlanta metro area. GeorgiaCares has multiple volunteer opportunities to fit your busy schedule. You can make a difference for people with Medicare. Sharing your story can empower others to make good health care choices and potentially save money on health care costs by contacting GeorgiaCares.For example, did you know that 3.7 million individuals enrolled in Medicare in 2016. Or that the top chronic condition among Medicare beneficiaries is high blood pressure?Read the news article here. If you need assistance as a result of the recent storm, we want you to know we are here for you. Learn more. Read the public notice to learn more.

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