Medicaid Provider General Letters

The table below contains the 53 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

EM-CN-36 August 22, 2014 Employees’ Manual, Table of Contents, pages 1 through 7, revised.
All14-4 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-406, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 1 through 39, revised; and the following forms. 
HCBS14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-405, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME- AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES (HCBS), Title page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 50, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1 through 4), new; pages 1 through 173, new; and the following forms; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 22.
AIDS14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-404, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS AIDS/HIV WAIVER SERVICES MANUAL, obsolete.
BI14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-403, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS BRAIN INJURY WAIVER MANUAL, obsolete.
Eld14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-402, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS ELDERLY WAIVER SERVICES MANUAL, obsolete.
Ill14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-401, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS ILL AND HANDICAPPED WAIVER MANUAL, obsolete.
MR14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-400, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS MENTAL RETARDATION WAIVER MANUAL, obsolete.  
PD14-1 August 1, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-399, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HCBS PHYSICAL DISABILITY WAIVER MANUAL, obsolete.
Drug14-1 July 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-398, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Table of Contents, revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2 and 3), revised; pages 3, 18, 19, 20, 28 through 57, 59, 60, 60a, 60b, 61, 62, 65 through 68, 73, 74, 77, 78, 81, 83 through 88, 88a through 88d, and 96, revised; and the following forms.
NF14-2 July 11, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-397, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, NURSING FACILITY MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 96, revised. 
Phys14-1 July 11, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-396, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PHYSICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), new; pages 1 through 71, new; and the following forms. 
Hospice14-1 July 3, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-395, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOSPICE MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), new; pages 1 through 25, new; and the following forms. 
Hab14-1 June 27, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-394, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HABILITATION SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 44, revised.
Ahosp14-1 June 27, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-393, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 through 4), revised; Table of Contents (page 5), new; and pages 1 through 140, revised.
ARNP14-1 June 27, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-392, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONER MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 70, revised.
6-B-AP-7 June 13, 2014 General Letter No. 6-B-AP-7, Employees' Manual, Title 6, Chapter B, Appendix, STATE SUPPLEMENTARY ASSISTANCE APPENDIX, obsolete.
FQHC14-1 June 13, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-391, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), new; pages 1 and 63, new; and the following forms. 
HHS14-1 June 13, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-390, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, HOME HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 39, revised.
NF14-1 June 13, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-389, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, NURSING FACILITY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1 through 4), new; pages 1 and 113, new; and the following forms.  
Rehab14-1 June 13, 2014

General Letter No. 8-AP-388, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, REHABILITATION AGENCY, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 and 17, new.  

RCF14-1 June 13, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-387, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 50, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), new; pages 1 through 23, new; and the following forms; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 22. 
PMIC14-1 May 30, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-386, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS FOR CHILDREN, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 27, new; and the following forms.
All14-3 May 30, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-385, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL APPENDIX, Title page, revised; Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 22, revised.
BHIS 14-1 May 30, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-384, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTERVENTION SERVICES MANUAL, Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 16, revised.
CMHC 14-1 May 30, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-383, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 23, new; and the following form.
LEA14-1 May 21, 2014

General Letter No. 8-AP-382, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), revised; and pages 1 through 75, revised.

May 16, 2014
General Letter No. 8-AP-381, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED (ICF/ID), Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 50, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), new; and pages 1 through 64, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.
May 16, 2014
General Letter No. 8-AP-380, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter I, General Program Policies, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), revised; pages 1 through 50, revised; and the following forms.
May 16, 2014
General Letter No. 8-AP-379, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Contents (page 1), revised; pages 2, 10, 18, 35 through 62, 69, 78, 84, 87, 88, 89, 96, 103, 110, 117, 123, 128, 133, 140, 146, 153, and 159, revised; and the following form.
May 16, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-378, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 6, revised. 
Lab14-1 May 9, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-377, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, INDEPENDENT LABORATORY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 and 2, new. 
Lead14-1 May 9, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-376, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, LEAD INVESTIGATION AGENCY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 4, revised.
MESD14-1 May 9, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-375, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY DEALER MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 1 through 47, revised; and the following forms.
Podia14-1 May 9, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-374, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PODIATRIC SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 and 11, new.
OSD14-1 May 2, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-373, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, ORTHOPEDIC SHOE DEALER MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 7, new.
RHC14-1 May 2, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-372, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, RURAL HEALTH CLINIC MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 1 through 57, revised; and the following forms. 
SCtr14-1 May 2, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-371, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, SCREENING CENTERS MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 46, revised. 
Amb14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-370, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULANCE SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 14, new.
Chiro14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-369, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 11, new.
FPS14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-368, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES MANUAL, Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Contents (page 1), revised; pages 1 through 5, revised; and pages 6 through 10, new.
InfTod14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-367, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, INFANTS AND TODDLERS PROGRAM MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), revised; and pages 1 through 48, revised. 
PT14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-366, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PHYSICAL THERAPY MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new.
CaseMgm14-1 April 25, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-365, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 17, new; and the following forms.
Audio14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-364, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AUDIOLOGIST AND HEARING AID DISPENSER MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 12, new; and the following form.
ASC14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-363, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 19, new; and the following forms.
MHTH14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-362, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, MATERNAL HEALTH CENTER MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; pages 1 through 18, revised; and the following form.
Opto14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-361, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OPTOMETRIST AND OPTICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 15, new.
AEA14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-360, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AREA EDUCATION AGENCY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 37, revised. 
Brth14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-359, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BIRTH CENTERS MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 8, new; and the following form.
OT14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-358, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MANUAL, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 55, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.
Psych14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-357, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 8, new.
SLP14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-356, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY MANUAL, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 55, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.