June 22, 2017  |  Issue 9  |  Volume 2
Medicaid e-News
We Want to Hear from You! 
Survey: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, will be implemented by the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) on a date that is to be determined, following a robust period of stakeholder engagement and program research. The 21st Century Cures Act requires EVV for personal care and home health services.

The IME has developed a survey to gather input from providers. This survey is one component, of several, designed to gather information directly from stakeholders.

Learn more by reading Informational Letter 1805-MC-FFS.

Take the survey here.

Important Reminders:
Public Notices
With several significant changes underway, remember you can view public notices  here . To find this link on the DHS website, simply hover over 'News and Initiatives' in the dark blue horizontal bar near the top, and click 'Public Notices' on the left of the drop down.

Program Changes
Reminder:
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Assistance: Time is Running Out 
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has partnered with Telligen to provide EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use assistance to Iowa dentists through June 30, 2017.

View the informational flyer here.

Provider Tools and Resources:
Provider Resource Pages
Comprehensive provider resource pages are available for each Managed Care Organization (MCO), featuring provider training manuals, webinars and important updates. View them below:


Verify Eligibility
The Eligibility and Verification Information System (ELVS) line is very busy during the first of the month. The ELVS web portal  is another option for providers in lieu of calling the ELVS line but each provider must enroll through the Electronic Data Interchange Support Services (EDISS). The ELVS web portal allows for multiple eligibility checks and batch submission, where as the ELVS phone system only allows for one at a time.

Login ID and password may be obtained through EDISS by submitting the following Access Request Form to EDISS or calling EDISS at 1-800-967-7902. 

For more information, please see Informational Letter 1650-MC available here.
 
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Member Services
Provider Services
Iowa Medicaid Provider Services
1-800-338-7909
FINAL NOTICE: Provider Enrollment Renewal
Provider enrollment renewal is an Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement for all providers in order to stay active with the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME). This includes providers who were previously enrolled with Magellan and who recently enrolled with the IME. 

More information is available here.


Informational Letters
Informational letters are posted through the Iowa Medicaid Portal Application (IMPA) system and are available on the DHS website  here These letters communicate important policies and procedures for providers and their administrative staff. 

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