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Department of Health Care Finance Primary Care Enhanced Rates . Presentation by: Claudia Schlosberg, JD Director, Health Care Policy and Research Administration. Department of Health Care Finance. April 2013 Washington DC. AGENDA. Eligibility

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    1. Department of Health Care FinancePrimary Care Enhanced Rates Presentation by: Claudia Schlosberg, JD Director, Health Care Policy and Research Administration Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    2. AGENDA Eligibility Registration and Requirements for Self-attestation Eligible services Rates Payment Effective Dates Retroactive payments MCO Transitions Validation Protocol Questions Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    3. Eligibility Practicing physicians in FFS and MCOs who bill under the physician fee schedule with a specialty designation of: Family medicine General internal medicine, or Pediatric medicine Certain non-physician practitioners: Non-physician practitioners may use their own Medicaid number for billing, but Must work under the supervision of an eligible physician Eligible physicians must have professional oversight or responsibility for the services provided by the non-physician practitioner Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    4. Registration – Self-Attestation Interested physicians must: Submit a self-attestation form to DHCF Available on DHCF website: https://www.dc-medicaid.com/dcwebportal/nonsecure/downloadEnrollmentPackage Self-Attestation is a two step process Must self-attest to specialty designation of family medicine, general internal medicine or pediatric medicine Attest to Board certification in specialty designation or recognized subspecialty If not Board certified, must self attest that at least 60 percent of all Medicaid services the physician bills are for the specified Evaluation and Management (E & M) and vaccine administration codes. Non-Physicians – Only eligible based on self-attestation of supervising physician Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    5. Services Eligible for Enhance Reimbursement Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes 99202 through 99499 Vaccine administration codes 90460, 90461, 90471, 90473 and 90474 or successor codes Note: DC is not required to cover codes not on fee schedule Reimbursement is subject to all other DC reimbursement policies A list of covered codes will be available on DCHF website. Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    6. Rates Rates are set at 100% of the Medicare fee schedule in effect for CY13 and CY14 or, if higher, the rate that would be applicable using the CY2009 Medicare conversion factor. DC will establish rates annually DC will use the non-facility rate only FFS rates will be published on DHCF website: https://www.dc-medicaid.com/dcwebportal/providerSpecificInformation/providerInformation Sequestration does not impact rates paid in CY13 Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    7. Payment In FFS: Payments will be based upon the fee schedule as modified for eligible practitioners billing covered procedure codes. Eligible practitioners will be paid the enhanced rates through regular claims submission process and cycle. In managed care: MCOs will submit data to DHCF DHCF will calculate the difference between the amount paid and the enhanced rate DHCF will pay the difference to the MCOs MCOS are responsible for passing 100% of the enhanced payment back to eligible practitioner All payments made at the lower of provider’s billed charges or the applicable rate. Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    8. Effective Dates Program effective from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. Eligible practitioners must submit self-attestation or will not be eligible Payments are prospective from date of self-attestation unless self-attestation form is received prior to July 1, 2013. DHCF cannot begin making payment until CMS approves our State Plan and MCO contract amendment language. Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    9. Retroactive Payment Eligible providers may receive payments retroactive to January 1, 2013. MUST submit self-attestation form no later than July 1, 2013. “Lesser of” payment logic applies Additional guidance forthcoming Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    10. MCO Transitions New MCO contracts are effective July 1, 2013 All contracts in effect in CY2013 are subject to the new amendments. Plans leaving the market will be responsible for processing and paying enhanced rates for dates of service from January 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013. New plans will be responsible for processing and paying enhanced rates for dates of services from July 1, 2013 forward. Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    11. Medicaid Updates Derrick Bailey, Management AnalystSuprenia Robinson, Management Analyst Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    12. MCO Transitions New MCO contracts are effective July 1, 2013 All contracts in effect in CY2013 are subject to the new amendments. Plans leaving the market will be responsible for processing and paying enhanced rates for dates of service from January 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013. New plans will be responsible for processing and paying enhanced rates for dates of services from July 1, 2013 forward. Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    13. Reminders Effective October 1, 2012, claims must be submitted within 365 days from the date of service (Refer to Transmittal #12-28) Most provider types have the option of submitting prior authorization requests online through the Web Portal at www.dc-medicaid.com or completing the hardcopy 719A Prior Authorization Request form. (Refer to your online billing manual for specific information) Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    14. Crossover Pricing Logic Effective October 4, 2010, the pricing methodology of crossover claims changed Crossover claims pay at the lesser amount based upon formulas based upon claim type Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    15. Claim Appeals When requesting an appeal, include the following: Detailed letter explaining the need for the appeal Claim must be submitted using an original CMS-1500 or UB-04 claim form All supporting documentation Requests for claim appeals should be sent to: Xerox State Healthcare District Medicaid Claims Processing Fiscal Agent PO Box 34734 Washington, DC 20043 Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC

    16. Questions For questions about registration, self-attestation and billing, contact Provider Services at the Department of Health Care Finance: 202-698-2000 For questions about managed care, contact: Lisa Truitt Associate Director, Division of Managed Care 202-442-9109 lisa.truitt@dc.gov For questions concerning DHCF policy, contact: Claudia Schlosberg, JD Director, Health Care Policy and Research Administration’ 202-442-9107 claudia.schlosberg@dc.gov Department of Health Care Finance April 2013 Washington DC