Monthly Archives: August 2013

2013 CMS Health Insurance Marketplace Workshops – in English & in Spanish

DATE:                    Thursday, September 19, 2013 - in English TIME:                     8:30 am - 5:00 pm LOCATION:          OneWorld Community Health Centers, 4920 S. 30th Street, Omaha, NE  68107 DATE:                    Spanish Language Workshop Wednesday, September 18th TIME:                     1:30 – 4:00 pm LOCATION:          OneWorld Community

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SAVE THE DATE – Health Insurance Marketplace & Medicaid Expansion Outreach & Enrollment in Health Centers Part II Webinar

SAVE THE DATE: Health Insurance Marketplace & Medicaid Expansion Outreach & Enrollment in Health Centers Part II — Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm CDT (11:30-1:30pm MDT). This session will include outreach and enrollment strategies for  targeting uninsured eligible populations and examples of successful initiatives as health centers prepare for the marketplace opening on October 1, 2013. Details on accessing the webinar

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Reimbursement for Select Behavioral Health Therapy CPT Codes – DHHS Provider Bulletin No. 13-56

Please share this information with administrative, clinical and billing staff. Effective September 15, 2013 Nebraska Medicaid & Long-Term Care will implement a reduction in pricing for four behavioral health therapy CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. The amended fee schedules will be posted at: http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_practitioner_fee_schedule.aspx. On January 1, 2013, Nebraska Medicaid implemented the American Medical

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Behavioral Health Managed Care – Provider Bulletin No. 13-55

Please share this information with administrative, clinical, and billing staff. This bulletin is intended to provide additional information relating to Behavioral Health Managed Care. Effective September 1, 2013 all behavioral health and substance use disorder services for managed care clients must be billed directly to Magellan Behavioral Health of Nebraska.  Payment for services provided to clients enrolled in managed care will not be paid by

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Marketplace.cms.gov Outreach & Enrollment Materials

Marketplace.cms.gov offers multiple Outreach & Enrollment materials for use by community health centers here: http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/publications-and-articles.html . On the Publications and Articles webpage you will find bi-fold brochures, fact sheets, drop-in articles, PSAs, toolkits, posters and the invaluable Health Insurance Marketplace Branding Guide available here: http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/marketplace-brand-guide.pdf with

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SAVE THE DATE – HCAN to host UDS Training Nov. 8, 2013 in Kansas City

HCAN will be this year’s host for UDS Training to be held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Kansas City.  Registration information and a link to book your hotel needs will be sent in next week’s eBrief.

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Minority Mental Health: Lend Your Voice and Make a Difference

Mental illness affects one in four American families. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services, and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the Office of Minority Health along with SAMHSA, the National Alliance and others came

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DHHS Medicaid ICD-10 Implementation Project July 2013 Update

Please share this information with Clinical, Coding, Billing, and IT Staff The United States Department of Health and Human Services requires that all HIPAA covered entities use the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes beginning October 1, 2014. This bulletin provides information regarding the Nebraska Medicaid ICD-10 Implementation Project. CMS Frequently Asked Questions CMS recently published the following questions

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DHHS Breast Pump Policy Update

  Please share this information with administration, sales, dispensing and billing staff. This Provider Bulletin is to update Provider Bulletin 10-55. Effective immediately, providers requesting Medicaid payment for breast pumps are no longer required to submit a physician order as supporting documentation with a claim. Providers should continue to maintain federally and state required documentation in the client’s file and make it available

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Apply to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization

Health centers in Federally-Facilitated Marketplace and State Partnership Marketplace states receiving outreach and enrollment supplemental funds from BPHC must apply to CMS to become CAC organizations in order to certify appropriate health center staff and volunteers as CACs. Guidance on how to apply as a CAC can be found on marketplace.CMS.gov. To access the application to become a CAC organization, click here.

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