2008 Informational Letters


Published Informational Letters

Letter# Description Issue Date Effective Date

774

Revisions to the State Maximum Allowable Cost (State MAC) Program for Multi-Source Prescription Drugs

12/29/2008

2/04/2009

773

Adult Dental Services - Change in Covered Services- Procedures Requiring Prior Authorization

12/26/2008

12/01/2008

772

Update on Timely Filing Requirements

12/29/2008

IMMEDIATELY

771

Financial and Statistical Report (Form 470-0030) NEW REVISION

12/16/2008

12/01/2008

770

Medicaid Cost Report Training

12/12/2008

12/12/2008

769

January 2009 RCF Assistance Increases

12/15/2008

01/01/2009

768

Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Program Changes

12/01/2008

01/01/2009

767

Effective Date for CDAC Documentation Form

11/28/2008

01/01/2009

766

Annual Update of Hospice Rates

11/26/2008

IMMEDIATELY

765

PMIC Reserve Bed Days

11/11/2008

IMMEDIATELY

764

Required CDAC Documentation Form and Training Second Opportunity

11/04/2008

IMMEDIATELY

763

110% Average Allowable Cost

10/31/2008

IMMEDIATELY

762

Incontinence Products

10/27/2008

11/01/2008

761

Electronic Filing of Claims effective January 1, 2009

10/22/2008

01/01/2009

760

Required CDAC Documentation Form and Training

10/15/2008

10/15/2008

759

Appointment of New Director of Medicaid

10/09/2008

10/09/2008

758

Changes for Filing Home Health Claims and Home Health Services Quality Review

10/10/2008

01/01/2009

757

Claims for approved Exception to Policy requests

10/07/2008

11/01/2008

756

Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Program Changes

10/03/2008

10/27/2008

755

Background Checks for CDAC Providers

09/30/2008

09/30/2008

754

Recoupment of Funds for Non-Remedial Services

09/26/2008

09/26/2008

753

W5022 – Pregnancy Co-Pay Code

09/29/2008

11/01/2008

752

Revised Claim for Targeted Medical Care and Instructions

10/06/2008

01/01/2008

751

Revised Claim for Targeted Medical Care and Instructions

10/06/2008

01/01/2009

750

Habilitation Services Cost Reporting and Cost Settlement

09/19/2008

09/19/2008

749

Implementation of Ambulatory Payment Classification Methodology Effective October 1, 2008

09/18/2008

10/01/2008

748

Implementation of New Outpatient Hospital Interim Payment Methodology Effective October 1, 2008

09/18/2008

10/01/2008

747

Specialized Customer Services Team

09/16/2008

09/22/2008

746

Second Phase of Tamper-Resistant Prescription Drug Pads for Covered Outpatient Drugs

09/12/2008

10/01/2008

745

Annual Onsite Visits

09/17/2008

10/01/2008

744

Hospital Desk Review

09/17/2008

01/01/2009

741

Request for Money Follows the Person Providers

09/08/2008

09/08/2008

740

Quality Issues

08/19/2008

08/19/2008

739

Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training

08/18/2008

08/18/2008

738

Revised Credit/Adjustment Request Form

08/13/2008

10/01/2008

737

Cost Plus 1% Rate Increase

08/04/2008

07/01/2008

736

110% Average Allowable Cost

08/04/2008

07/01/2008

735

Coverage of Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Alcohol and Drug Use
Repalced by Info Letter 1432

08/12/2008

07/01/2008

734

Records Lost or Destroyed as a Result of a Disaster

07/29/2008

07/29/2008

733

Automated Medication Dispensers

07/24/2008

09/01/2008

732

3% CDAC rate increase

07/15/2008

07/01/2008

731

Supplemental Payment for Medicaid Residents with Income Below the $50 Personal Needs Allowance

07/16/2008

07/16/2008

730

Information for Medicaid Providers Impacted by Recent Disasters

07/03/2008

07/03/2008

728

Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Program Changes

07/09/2008

07/28/2008

727

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Wound Vac)

07/11/2008

07/01/2008

725

Money Follows the Person

09/08/2008

09/08/2008

724

Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2008

07/07/2008

07/01/2008

723

Change in Nursing Facility Reimbursement Effective July 1, 2008

07/02/2008

07/01/2008

719

Service Enhancement and Cost Reporting for Supported Employment Activities to Obtain a Job

06/11/2008

06/01/2008

718

IME Changes Affecting Hospital Providers

06/02/2008

07/01/2008

715

Provider Quality Management Self-Assessment

05/19/2008

05/19/2008

714

Use of the “U4” Modifier for MR Testing and Pre-Procedure Psychological Evaluation

05/22/2008

05/22/2008

713

Billing for a Hospice Patient Residing in a Facility

05/14/2008

05/14/2008

712

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

05/07/2008

05/07/2008

711

Annual Seclusion and Restraint Attestation Letters

05/19/2008

05/19/2008

710

Preferred Status Change in Short-Acting Beta Adrenergic HFA Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Preferred Drug List (PDL) Class

05/02/2008

05/19/2008

709

W1265, W1266 and W2517 can be filed electronically

04/30/2008

04/30/2008

708

Developmental Testing-96110

04/28/2008

04/28/2008

707

Developmental Testing-96110

04/28/2008

04/28/2008

706

Billing for Partial Dentures Fee Adjustment for Partial Dentures

04/28/2008

06/01/2008

705

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

04/25/2008

04/25/2008

704

Claim Submission Policy

04/18/2008

04/18/2008

703

Coverage of Drugs Used for Smoking Cessation for IowaCare Members

04/18/2008

05/05/2008

702

Annual Provider Training for 2008

04/17/2008

04/17/2008

701

Enrollment Renewal Deadline – FINAL NOTICE OF TERMINATION

05/01/2008

05/01/2008

700

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

04/14/2008

04/14/2008

699

340B Provider Requirements for the Billing of Drugs

04/11/2008

04/11/2008

698

New Process for Assessment Submission for Level of Care for the Home and Community Based Services Brain Injury and Mental Retardation waivers

04/15/2008

04/15/2008

697

Iowa Medicaid Pharmacy Program Changes

03/31/2008

04/30/2008

696

Dues Deductions for AFSCME Local 1100 Members

04/01/2008

04/01/2008

695

Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs

03/27/2008

03/27/2008

694

HCBS Quarterly ICN Trainings

03/21/2008

03/21/2008

693

NDC is required for J-code drugs (Medicare cross-over claim requirement)

03/19/2008

05/01/2008

692

Use of GD modifier with HCPCS codes when units exceed IME Maximums

03/18/2008

01/01/2008

691

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

03/14/2008

03/14/2008

690

Enteral Supplies

03/14/2008

03/14/2008

688

Reminder: April 1, 2008 Implementation of Tamper-Resistant Prescription Drug Pads for Covered Outpatient Drugs

03/17/2008

04/01/2008

687

Completion of Medicare Part A Paper Cross-Over Claims

02/28/2008

02/28/2008

685

Prior Authorization Form for Medical Services

02/20/2008

02/20/2008

684

Provider Quality Management Process

02/20/2008

02/20/2008

683

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

02/19/2008

02/19/2008

682

A Template is Now Available for the Waiver Claim Form

02/14/2008

02/14/2008

680

Iowa Medicaid Electronic Record System (I-MERS)

02/11/2008

02/11/2008

679

Iowa Medicaid Smoking Cessation Program Expansion to Cover Smoking Cessation Counseling OfficeVisit and Varenicline (Chantixâ„¢)

02/08/2008

02/18/2008

678

IowaCare Smoking Cessation Program Expansion to Cover Smoking Cessation Counseling Office Visit and Varenicline (Chantixâ„¢)

02/08/2008

02/18/2008

676

Ambulatory Surgical Center Reimbursement

04/06/2008

04/06/2008

675

Sealants, Root Canal Retreatments and Implants

02/07/2008

02/01/2008

674

Annual Seclusion and Restraint Attestation Letters

04/06/2008

04/06/2008

673

Enrollment Renewal Deadline

02/04/2008

02/04/2008

672

Voluntary Submission of Employee Turnover Data (Form)

02/04/2008

02/04/2008

671

Correct format for Completing Claim Forms

02/07/2008

03/01/2008

670

Correct Entry of Dollar and Cents and Reporting Payment from Primary Insurance on Dental Claim Forms

02/04/2008

03/01/2008

669

Reminder of NPI Billing Deadline

01/18/2008

01/18/2008

666

Changes in the HCBS Specialist Regional Coverage

02/04/2008

02/04/2008