June 28, 2017  |  Issue 10  |  Volume 2
Medicaid e-News
Public Notice: 
Retroactive Benefits
Pursuant to 42 CFR 431.408, notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide the public the opportunity to review and provide input on an amendment to the §1115 Iowa Demonstration Waiver to implement changes to the effective date for Medicaid benefits effective October 1, 2017. This notice provides details about the waiver amendment submission and serves to open the 30-day public comment period, which closes on July 27, 2017.

Public notice and request for comment has been published and can be viewed here.

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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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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