2018 Informational Letters

Effective on and after August 15, 2016, all Informational Letters published include a modifier after the Informational Letter number that designates which program(s) the Informational Letter applies to. The modifiers are: MC for Managed Care, FFS for Fee-for-Service and D for Dental. For example, Informational letters that pertain to managed care are designated with the letters "MC" at the end of the Informational Letter number. All Informational Letters for 2018, regardless of modifier, are included here. For more information see IL 1710.

Published Informational Letters

Letter #         Description Issue Date Effective Date
1889-MC-FFS IA Health Link Members to Regain Choice 02/14/2018 Immediately
1888-MC-FFS Election of Hospice Benefits 02/14/2018 02/07/2018
1887-MC-FFS Attestation and Election Form for Drug Purchasers 02/08/2018 Immediately
1886-MC-FFS Medically Exempt Application Reminders 02/12/2018 Upon Receipt
1885-FFS-D Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Providers (EPs) 02/08/2018 Immediately
1884-FFS-D Long Term Care (LTC) Admissions and Medical/Dental Prior Authorizations (PA) Processes 02/05/2018 Upon Receipt
1883-MC Out-of-Network Reimbursement for Managed Care Claims 02/05/2018 Immediately

Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) Reimbursement Rate Rebase

Iowa HHA LUPA Wage Indexes and Rate

02/05/2018 Immediately
1881-MC-FFS Health Home Services 01/31/2018 Immediately
1880-MC-FFS Site of Service (SoS) Differential Update 01/29/2018 02/01/2018

Extrapolation of Findings from Program Integrity Reviews

01/23/2018 02/23/2018
1878-MC-FFS Anesthesia Conversion Factor and Base Unit Updates 01/23/2018 02/01/2018
1877-FFS-D Iowa’s Participation in the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) Program 01/16/2018 Upon Receipt
1876-MC-FFS-D Change in Provider Enrollment Application Fee 01/16/2018 01/01/2018
1875-MC-FFS Pharmacy Cost of Dispensing Survey 01/09/2018 Upon Receipt
1874-MC-FFS Provider Enrollment for Chapter 24 Accredited Crisis Response Services and Subacute Mental Health Services 01/09/2018 Upon Receipt
1871-MC-FFS Multiple Procedure Payment Reductions (MPPR) for Therapy Claims 01/10/2018 01/01/2018