Medicaid Provider General Letters

The table below contains the 30 most recent letters transmitting changes to Medicaid provider manuals.  The most recent letter is listed first.  Click on the letter number to view the letter and the transmitted pages. These changes will be incorporated into the chapter on the effective date stated in the letter.

LETTER NO.

DATE

SUBJECT

Drug16-2 November 18, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-454, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2, 3, and 4), revised; pages 1, 20, 21, 22, 29 through 66, 69, 71, 74 through 80, 81 through 85, 97, 107, 109 through 125, 127, 129, 147, 158, and 163, revised; pages 80a and 80b, new; and the following forms.  
All16-3 July 22, 2016 General Letter No. 8‑AP-453, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter I, General Program Policies, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), revised; and pages 1 through 48, revised.  
CMHC16-1 July 22, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-452, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 20 through 23, revised. 
SCtr16-1 July 8, 2016 General Letter No. 8‑AP-451, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, SCREENING CENTERS MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 2), revised; and pages 11, 13, 29, 30, and 42 through 46, revised.  
ASC16-1 July 1, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-450, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 2, 3, 4, 5, and 13, revised.  
HHS16-1 July 1, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-449, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 6, revised.  
Drug16-1 July 1, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-448, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 5), revised; Contents (page 6), new; pages 1, 4, 5, 15, and 17 through 149, revised; pages 150 through 164, new; and the following forms.  
PMIC16-1 July 1, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-447, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS FOR CHILDREN, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, and 20 through 26, revised.  
ICF16-1 May 13, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-446, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED (ICF/ID), Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 3), revised; pages 8, 11, 12, 15 through 19, 25, 33, 38, 41, 42, 43, 50, and 53 through 58, revised.
Podia16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-445, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PODIATRIC SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 3, 4, and 8 through 11, revised.  
Psych16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-444, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 6, revised.
CaseMgm16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-443, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 15, revised.  
All16-2 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-442, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter II, Member Eligibility, pages 9 and 16, revised.
All16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-441, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 4, 17, 19, 43, 44, 56, 61, 65, 71 through 76, and 85, revised. 
Hospice16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-440, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOSPICE MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 and 2); revised; and pages 1 through 26, revised; and pages 27 and 28, new. 
Opto16-1 May 6, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-439, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OPTOMETRIST AND OPTICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 11, revised. 
IFPN16-1 April 1, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-438, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 12, revised. 
HCBS16-1 March 25, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-437, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME- AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES (HCBS), Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 4), revised; pages 1, 2, 4 through 12, 15 through 21, 24, 27, 28, 39, 41 through 45, 47, 48, 51, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 74 through 78, 88 through 92, 97, 100, 102, 123, 124, 129, 132 through 139, 168 through 171, and 173, revised; and pages 28a and 174, new.  
Ahosp16-1 January 29, 2016 General Letter No. 8-AP-436, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; pages 7, 8, 11, 18, 20, 94, 99, 112, 123, 136, and 140, revised; and pages 8a, 8b, and 8c, new.
Amb15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-435, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULANCE SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; pages 1 through 14, revised; and page 15, new.
ASC15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-434, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 3, and 19, revised; and pages 2a, 2b, and 2c, new.
Chiro15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-433, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 6 through 11, revised; and pages 12 through 25, new.
CMHC15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-432, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 22 and 23, revised.
Dent15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-431, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, DENTAL SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 6 and 23, revised.
Hospice15-2 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-430, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOSPICE MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 8, 9, and 10, revised; and page 8a, new.
IFPN15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-429, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 2 through 5, 10 through 16, 20, 21, 25, 44, 49, and 61, revised.
Opto15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-428, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OPTOMETRIST AND OPTICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 4, 5, 6, and 15, revised.
Phys15-1 November 13, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-427, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PHYSICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 2), revised; pages 8, 21, 32, 37 through 42, 44, 52, 53, 54, and 67, revised; and pages 42a and 42b, new.
Drug15-2 November 6, 2015 General Letter No. 8-AP-426, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 5), revised; pages 1, 2, 3, 8, 11 through 125, revised; pages 126 through 149, new; and the following forms.
BehavHlth15-2 September 25, 2015 General Letter No. 8‑AP-425, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 5, and 6, revised.  General Letter No. 8‑AP-425, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 5, and 6, revised.