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Provider Manuals

General Information for Providers 02/2017

Medicaid manual with general information for all provider types.

Physician-Related Services 11/2016

This manual has information specific to your provider type.

Provider Manuals – Replacement Pages

General Information for Providers

02/06/2017 In summary, the Telemedicine Chapter was added as a new chapter.  And the Medically Needy section of the Member Responsibilities Chapter page 6.5 was updated.





General Information For Providers, July 2016

01.19.2016 General Information for Providers, January 2016: Introduction Regarding HELP Plan Information
01.15.2016 General Information for Providers, January 2016: Introduction Regarding HELP Plan Information
12.31.2015 General Information for Providers, January 2016: HELP Plan-Related Updates and Others
11.172015 General Information for Providers, November 2015: Billing Procedures, Revenue Codes 25X and 27X
07.31.2015 General Information for Providers, August 2015: Entire Manual
11.19.2014 General Information for Providers, November 2014: Billing Procedures
10.08.2014 General Information for Providers, September 2014: Billing Procedures
07.22.2014 General Information for Providers, June 2014: Member Eligibility and Responsibilities, Presumptive Eligibility
06.30.2014 General Information for Providers, June 2014: Entire Manual
If information is found on the website, it has been removed from the manual, and a link to the source is provided.
04.13.2012 General Information for Providers, April 2012: Medicaid Covered Services and Client Eligibility
04.29.2005 General Information for Providers, April 2005: Member Number a Billable Number and Key Contacts Updated
11.05.2004 General Information for Providers, November 2004: References to Medicaid Rules and Regulations Added
09.16.2004 General Information for Providers, September 2004: Team Care and Nurse First Information Added

Physician-Related Services

11/28/2016 In summary, the Page 5.6 of the Billing Procedures chapter was amended to add information for locum tenens, several links were updated, and two blank pages were removed. The Table of Contents and Index sections were adjusted, several links were updated in the Introduction and Covered Services Chapter, the entire manual was formatted as approved by the September 2016 Manuals Meeting for initial 508 adaptations, and the Cover page was amended with the current date.
09/12/2016 In summary, the entire manual has undergone formatting changes, the Billing Procedures section has had some minor language changes and the Cover reflects the current date.
08.31.2016 In summary, The cost share section was removed from the Billing Procedures Chapter, related entries were removed from the Index Section adjustments were made to the Index Section , and the date was changed on the Cover Page.
07.31.2015 Physician-Related Services, August 2015: Entire Manual, Removed EPSDT Well-Child
07.08.2014 Physician-Related Services, July 2014: Multiple Chapters
07.14.2008 Physician-Related Services, March 2008: Key Contacts, Completing a Claim Form, Prior Authorization, Billing for Immunizations
07.25.2006 Physician-Related Services, July 2006: Well-Child EPSDT Update
04.25.2006 Physician-Related Services, April 2006: Revised Instructions for Completing a Claim, Revised Information on How Cost-Sharing Affects Claim Payment
01.05.2006 Physician-Related Services, September 2005: New EPSDT, Hysterectomy Acknowledgement Form, Revised Information on Imaging Modifiers, Billing for Immunizations, and ER Visits for Clients Under Age 2
03.01.2005 Physician-Related Services, March 2005: Hysterectomy Acknowledgement Update
01.25.2005 Physician-Related Services, January 2005: Rule References Added, Updates to Covered Services, PA and Modifiers
11.16.2004 Physician-Related Services, November 2004: Updated Prescription Drug PA Criteria
09.15.2004 Physician-Related Services, September 2004: Team Care Added
06.16.2004 Physician-Related Services, July 2004: Clarification on Sterilizations, Hysterectomies, Abortions and HIPAA and Drug PA Update
12.23.2003 Physician-Related Services, December 2003: Immunizations, PA Criteria, Family Planning, and Using Modifiers
09.16.2003 Physician-Related Services, September 2003: Hysterectomies and Prescription Drug PA Update
08.20.2003 Physician-Related Services, June 2003: New Emergency Services Policy and Hard Card Information
07.28.2003 Physician-Related Services, Hysterectomy Requirements
06.01.2003 Physician-Related Services, New PA Requirements and Hysterectomy Information
01.02.2003 Physician-Related Services, January 2003: Prior Authorization
09.01.2002 Physician-Related Services, September 2002: Cost Sharing

Prescription Drug Program

12.31.2015 Prescription Drug Program, January 2016: HELP Plan-Related Updates and Others
09.27.2013 Reimbursement
09.05.2013 Entire Manual Including the New Passport Chapter
This set of replacement pages contains a terminology change ("client" to "member"); however, only content changes are marked with a change bar (black line).
04.17.2013 Key Contacts and Reimbursement
02.04.2013 Medicaid Covered Products
02.01.2012 Multiple Chapters
09.01.2011 Medicaid Covered Services and Reimbursement (Dispensing Fee) and MHSP Covered Products (Formulary Drugs)
06.17.2011 Prescription Drug Services
Entire manual has changed from last posted version.
11.16.2004 Updated Prescription Drug PA Criteria
06.16.2004 PA and HIPAA Updates
06.10.2004 Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Additions

Passport to Health

11.09.2015 Passport to Health, November 2015: Passport Referrals

Medicaid Rules and Regulations

Fee Schedules – Public Health

Fee Schedule– Medicaid Mental Health Adults 18 and Over

Fee Schedule - Medicaid Mental Health Youth Under 18

Fee Schedule – Mental Health Service Plan (MHSP) Adults 18 and Over

Mental Health Services Plan (MHSP) Adults 18 and Over

07/01/2016 July 2016 MHSP for Adults

12/17/2015 January 2016 MHSP for Adults Rev. 12/24/2015

07/2015 July 2015 MHSP for Adults

07/2014 July 2014 MHSP for Adults




Fee Schedule - Mental Health Services Plan (MHSP) Youth Under 18

Mental Health Services Plan (MHSP) Youth Under 18

06/08/2016 July 2016 Medicaid Mental Health for Youth


Provider Notices


05/26/2017 Federal Final Rule, "Nondiscrimination in Health Program and Activities” and Implication for Coverage of Services Related to Gender Transition
05/01/2017 Vaccine Administration Code Update
04/20/2017  Plan First Hysterectomy codes added effective April 1, 2017
04/06/2017 New EPSDT Request Form
02/02/2017 EPSDT ( Children's) Lead Screening Requirements


11/10/2016 Vaccines For Children Administration Update
07/28/2016 Montana Plan First Preventive Code Additions
07/18/2016 Changes to Member Cost Share Update
05/19/2016 Changes to Member Cost Share
04/07/2016 Montana Plan First - IUD and Anesthesia Updates
02/01/2016 Basic Medicaid Benefit Increased to Standard Medicaid Benefit
01/15/2016 Standard Medicaid and HELP Plan Claims Processing Rev/ 01/19/2016


12/31/2015 Changes to Montana Medicaid
12/30/2015 Addictive and Mental Disorders Division Changes to Prior Authorization
11/27/2015 Compound Drugs Billed on CMS-1500
11/03/2015 Services Exempt from Passport to Health Referral
10/09/2015 Montana Plan First – ICD-10 Update
10/07/2015 Compound Drugs Billed on CMS-1500
10/01/2015 Changes to the Children's Mental Health Bureau Medicaid Services Provider Manual
08/03/2015 ICD-10 Guidance for Implementing International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10)
07/31/2015 Adult and Pediatric Specialty Table of Services Available in Montana
07/08/2015 Montana Plan First – Revised List of Plan First Covered Services
06/19/2015 Vaccine Administration Code Update
06/09/2015 National Drug Code (NDC) Billing
02/11/2015 New HCPCS Modifiers – XE, XP, XS, and XU


12/18/2014 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Changes Final Notice
10/08/2014 Vaccine Administration Code Update
09/16/2014 Adoption of the New Children's Mental Health Bureau's Medicaid Provider Manual into Administrative Rules of Montana
08/05/2014 Montana Prescription Drug Registry
06/12/2014 ICD-10 Delay
06/06/2014 Changes to Prior Approval Requirement for Makena (Code J1725)
05/13/2014 PERM Provider Educational Webinars
03/18/2014 Information Regarding CMS-1500
01/29/2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 Provider Readiness Assessment Update
01/28/2014 Vaccine Administration Code Update
01/09/2014 Using Medicaid Card ID Number When Billing and Checking Eligibility
01/09/2014 Reimbursement Changes for Covered Ancillary Services Provided to Youth in a PRTF and Additional Information Pertaining to PRTF Services

Other Resources

EOB R&R Crosswalk PDF and EOB R&R Crosswalk Excel 02/2011
With the implementation of HIPAA, Medicaid discontinued the use of Medicaid EOB codes and began using HIPAA standard reason and remark (R&R) codes. This document crosswalks the HIPAA standard R&R codes to the Medicaid EOB codes.

Plan First Medicaid Non-Covered Agreement 07/2012

Prior Authorization Criteria for Specific Services

SURS Provider Self-Audit Protocol 10/2015


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