2016 Medicaid Modernization Update Training for Providers


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its decision on the implementation of the IA Health Link managed care program. The program will now begin on March 1, 2016, instead of January 1, 2016. The IME recognizes that provider education is critical in successfully implementing this initiative. In-person provider education sessions on the ongoing program development and transition will be offered in 11 different communities throughout the state. There are three training sessions that are designed to address specific topics relative to the Iowa Medicaid managed care transition. All three training sessions will be offered at each of the 11 locations. Please review the schedule of the various training sessions below. Once you have reviewed the training sessions that are offered, you may access, complete and submit the online registration form to register for the training sessions of your choice. 
NB: Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ottumwa, and Bettendorf registrations are full. Registration for these cities are now closed.


REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE TRAINING SESSIONS
Access the online registration form to ensure that you have a spot in the upcoming 2016 Medicaid Modernization Update Training for Providers. Register Here.
NB: Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ottumwa, and Bettendorf registrations are full. Registration for these cities are now closed.

Training Session Presentation Slides from Iowa Medicaid and from the three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs):

IOWA MEDICAID PRESENTATION SLIDES

  1. Iowa Medicaid Transition and Update
  2. Behavioral Health Policies and Procedure
  3. Long Term Care and the Medicaid Modernization Transition
 

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS PRESENTATION SLIDES

UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRESENTATION SLIDES

There are three training sessions for each venue that will focus on three different areas of the managed care transition:

  1. Iowa Medicaid Transition and Updates - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This training session is designed to explain the IME’s role in the transition to managed care, focusing on the details that have emerged since September. The IME will cover the updates for the first 30 minutes and allow each MCO 15 minutes to discuss their billing and prior authorization polices. The targeted audience includes any interested IME provider. IME topics covered will include: Register Here. Access this training session's slide presentation.
    • CMS approval
    • Safe Harbor
    • Member enrollment and mailing timeline
    • Overview of new Managed Care Bureau
    • Any willing provider and Continuity of Care
    • Deemed Enrollment and the Universal Provider Enrollment Application
    • Rates
  2. Behavioral Health Policies and Procedures - 12:30PM - 2:00 PM
    This training session is designed to introduce the newly enrolled behavioral health providers to the IME. The focus will be on general policies and procedures along with behavioral health billing requirements. The targeted audience includes any interested behavioral health providers. IME topics covered will include:  Register HereAccess this training session's slide presentation.
    • Determining member eligibility
    • Billing Iowa Medicaid
    • Integrated Health Homes
    • Habilitation
    • Incident Reporting
    • Prior Authorization process
    • Iowa Medicaid forms
    • Resources and communication
  3. Long Term Care and the Medicaid Modernization Transition - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    This training session is designed to address both the long term care facility questions and waiver providers, including case managers. The targeted audience includes any interested long term care providers. IME topics covered will include: Register HereAccess this training session's slide presentation.
    • Transition timeline
    • Continuity of Care
    • Assessments and Level of Care
    • Individualized Services Information System (ISIS)
    • Waiting lists and reserve slots
    • Targeted Case Management transition
    • Money Follows the Person
    • Cost reports and rates  

Registration information: 
NB: Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ottumwa, and Bettendorf registrations are full. Registration for these cities are now closed.
The IME will use an online registration form to manage the training sessions scheduled for each of the 11 designated communities. The registration will also simplify the sign-in process at each venue.

  • If you are unable to complete and submit the registration form please contact the IME Provider Services Unit at 1-800-338-7909 and a representative will complete a form on your behalf.
  • Please plan on attending the session you are registered for at the designated date and time. You will only be contacted by the IME if we are unable to accommodate your request. If you are unable to register because a session is fully booked, please review the schedule of sessions for a different location near your community.
  • Actual session end times may vary depending on attendee participation. The time frames provided are an estimate and we ask that you plan accordingly. 
  • There is no cost to attend these sessions.
How to Register for the Training Sessions:
All providers are welcome to attend both morning and afternoon sessions. Please complete and submit the 2016 Medicaid Modernization Update Training for Providers Registration Form  to register for the training.


Schedule of Training Sessions:
NB: Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Ottumwa, and Bettendorf registrations are full. Registration for these cities are now closed.

CITY DATE ADDRESS OTHER INFORMATION
Burlington Tuesday
January 19, 2016
Catfish Bend Inn & Spa
3001 Winegard Drive
Burlington, IA
Pzazz Convention and Event Center
Register Here
Fort Dodge Wednesday
January 20, 2016
Iowa Central Community College East Campus
2031 Quail Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA
Triton Room
REGISTRATION FULL
Clear Lake Thursday
January 21, 2016
Best Western Holiday Lodge
2023 7th Avenue N.
Clear Lake, IA
Emerald & Topaz Meeting Room
Register Here
Council Bluffs Monday
January 25, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn
2702 Mid America Drive
Council Bluffs, IA
River City Ballroom
Register Here
Sioux City Tuesday
January 26, 2016
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
300 3rd Street
Sioux City, IA
Salon Room
REGISTRATION FULL
Cedar Rapids Wednesday
January 27, 2016
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
525 33rd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Colli Room
REGISTRATION FULL
Waterloo Thursday
January 28, 2016
Hawkeye Community College
501 East Orange Road
Waterloo, IA
Tama Hall Room 102
Register Here
Des Moines Friday
January 29, 2016
Wallace Building
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA
Auditorium
REGISTRATION FULL
Ottumwa Tuesday
February 2, 2016
Bridge View Center
102 Church Street
Ottumwa, IA
Room C4
REGISTRATION FULL
Bettendorf Wednesday
February 3, 2016
Scott Community College
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA
Student Life Center
REGISTRATION FULL
Dubuque Thursday
February 4, 2016
Grand River Center
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA
Meeting Room 3
Register Here