December 6, 2016  |  Issue 29  |  Volume 1
Medicaid e-News
Important Reminder:
IA Health Link Public Comment Meeting: 
Des Moines | December 7, 2016! 
The Iowa Department of Human Services continues holding public comment meetings to gather input on the IA Health Link managed care program. Meetings are held once per month, in varying locations throughout Iowa. Access the IA Health Link 2016 Public Comment Meetings webpage for more information.

The next public comment meeting will take place  at the Des Moines Central Library,  Meeting Room, 1000 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA, 50309, on December 7, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Help get the word out in your community by printing and posting a flyer available for download here!

Tools and Resources:
Prior Authorization Summary by Plan 
The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has put together a prior authorization (PA) summary by plan. Providers can quickly view and compare PA requirements for each plan with this easy-to-use chart. This chart has been updated with the most current requirements for each Managed Care Organization (MCO). View the PA requirements by plan here.
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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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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