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

Crisis18-1 May 18, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-481, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Crisis Response Services, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), and pages 1 through 47; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), and pages 1 through 39; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 20, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), and pages 1 through 15 and 89 through 160; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents (page 1), and pages 1 through 22. 
SMHS18-1 May 18, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-480, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Subacute Mental Health Services, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), and pages 1 through 47; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), and pages 1 through 39; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 11, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), and pages 1 through 15 and 89 through 160; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents (page 1), and pages 1 through 22. 
ICF18-1 May 4, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-479, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/ID), Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 50 through 54, 56, and 57, revised.  
CaseMgm18-1 May 4, 2018 General Letter No. 8‑AP-478, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Targeted Case Management, Case Management, and Care Coordination, Title page, revised; Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; pages 1 through 15, revised; and pages 16 and 17, new.
All18-1 February 9, 2018 General Letter No. 8‑AP-477, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, All Providers Manual, Chapter I, General Program Policies, Contents (page 3), revised; and pages 2, 3, 36, and 40 through 47, revised. 
All18-2 February 9, 2018 General Letter No. 8‑AP-476, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, All Providers Manual, Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 2 through 15, revised.  
Drug18-1 January 26, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-475, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Prescribed Drugs Manual, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2, 3, and 4), revised; pages 2, 18, 20, 21, 22, 40, 41, 42, 43 through 78, 78a, 78b, 79 through 90, 91 through 124, 126, 149 through 152, and 157, revised; pages 42a through 42d and 90a through 90g, new; and the following forms.  
OT18-1 January 12, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-474, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Occupational Therapy Manual, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 1 and 4, revised.  
SCtr18-1 January 12, 2018 General Letter No. 8-AP-473, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, Screening Centers Manual, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 11, 13, 14, 19 through 24, 28 through 32, 34 through 39, and 42 through 45, revised. 
IFPN17-3 September 29, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-472, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, obsolete. 
Hab17-2 July 28, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-471, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HABILITATION SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 24 and 51, revised.
Hab17-1 July 14, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-470, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HABILITATION SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 3 through 44, revised; and pages 45 through 59, new.  
HCBS17-1 July 14, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-469, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME- AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES (HCBS), Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 4), revised; Contents (page 5), new; pages 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 39, 64, 65, 81 through 90, 116, 120, 122 through 129, 132, and 171 through 174, revised; and pages 6a, 6b, 16a, 64a through 64e, 90a through 90f, 116a, and 175 through 179, new. 
AEA17-1 July 14, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-468, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AREA EDUCATION AGENCY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13 through 21, 23 through 26, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, and 36, revised.  
HHS17-1 June 16, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-467, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 20, 22 through 26, 29, and 34, revised.  
LEA17-1 June 16, 2017 General Letter No. 8‑AP-466, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 2), revised; and pages 1, 2, 7, 12, 20, 29, 33, 34, 35, 37 through 41, 44, 45, 46, 54, 67, and 75, revised.  
MHTH17-1 June 16, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-465, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, MATERNAL HEALTH CENTER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1); revised; and pages 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 through 16, revised.  
IFPN17-2 June 9, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-464, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 12, revised.  
Podia17-1 May 26, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-463, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PODIATRIC SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 5, 7, 8, and 11, revised.  
Drug17-1 April 21, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-462, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2 through 5), revised; pages 20, 21, 27, 39 through 42, 45 through 78, 80, 80b, 83 through 88, 96, 99 through 104, 108 through 124, 145, 149, 150, 151, and 154 through 157, revised; pages 78a through 78d, new; and the following forms. 
RCF17-1 March 17, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-461, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 2, 3, 9 through 15, 20, 22, and 23, revised.  
IFPN17-1 March 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-460, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 32, 44, 49, and 61, revised. 
Amb17-1 February 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-459, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULANCE SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 11, revised. 
InfTod17-1 February 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-458, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, INFANTS AND TODDLERS PROGRAM MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 3), revised; and pages 3, 13, 20 through 27, 32, and 39 through 47, revised.  
PT17-1 February 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8‑AP-457, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PHYSICAL THERAPY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 2, revised.
Rehab17-1 February 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-456, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, REHABILITATION AGENCY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 6, and 17, revised.  
SLP17-1 February 10, 2017 General Letter No. 8-AP-455, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 1, 2, and 4, revised.  
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.