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Medicaid manual with general information for all provider types.

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2024

02/14/2024 How to Obtain a Double Electric Breast Pump, HCPCS E0603
02/14/2024 Medicaid 12-Month Postpartum Continuous Eligibility Coverage
02/08/2024 Hospital Facility Utilization Fee 2023
01/23/2024 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closure REVISED
01/08/2024 AMP Cap Removal and Medication Access
01/08/2024 Electronic Claim Adjustment Processing Change 

2023

12/22/2023 Passport Provider Referral Number on Claims
12/19/2023 Montana Prescription Drug Registry Survey
12/12/2023 Individual Providers Enrolled as Sole Proprietors Due for Revalidation
11/20/2023 Fetal Chromosomal Aneuploidy Testing REVISED
11/08/2023 Prior Authorization Information
11/01/2023 Beyfortus and Synagis Coverage for RSV Prophylaxis
10/31/2023 Managed Care Referrals IHS, Tribal 638, and Urban Indian Organizations REVISED
09/15/2023 Claims Payment Discrepancy Update
09/14/2023 Claims Payment Discrepancy Identified
09/08/2023 Medicaid Claims Payment Delayed
08/30/2023 Attestation Form Required for Qualifying Clinical Trials
08/01/2023 Provider License Expiration Reminder Letters
07/06/2023 Provider Rate Increases
05/26/2023 Medicaid Reimbursement and Court Ordered Services REVISED
05/08/2023 Diabetes Prevention Program (DDP) Information REVISED
05/05/2023 Medicaid Coverage of Abortion Services REVISED
05/01/2023 Medicaid Coverage of Abortion Services
04/10/2023 Resumption of Face-to-Face Requirements for Selected Programs REVISED
03/22/2023 Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Telemedicine/Telehealth Services
03/22/2023 End of Public Health Emergency (PHE) Effects on Pharmacy Coverage
03/22/2023 Non-Covered Services Agreement Policy Return to Requirements
03/22/2023 Reinstatement of the Primary Care Provider Referral for Passport
03/22/2023 Resumption of Face-to-Face Requirements for Selected Programs
03/22/2023 Resumption of Prior Authorization Requirements Revised 04/03/2023
03/17/2023 End of Temporary Revision to Case Management General Provisions
03/10/2023 Provider Meetings for Medicaid Eligibility Redetermination and Unwinding PHE Flexibilities
03/09/2023 Add-on and E&M Code Editing
03/03/2023 End of Public Health Emergency
02/10/2023 837I Ancillary Charge Claim Rejections
01/04/2023 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closures

2022

12/23/2022 Plan First Updated Code List Descriptions
11/09/2022 Prior Authorization Criteria for Synagis®
09/19/2022 New Plan First Covered Code
08/05/2022 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Cost Avoidance Statute Changes
06/17/2022 Plan First Updated Code List Descriptions
06/03/2022 Circumcision Prior Authorization Changes REISSUED
06/03/2022 New Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Review and Process through Qualitrac Portal REISSUED
06/03/2022 Unlisted Billing Codes Reminder REISSUED
06/03/2022 Condition Code - LARC Immediately After Delivery REISSUED
06/03/2022 Out-Of-State Inpatient Admissions Prior Authorization REISSUED
05/16/2022 Help Members Receive Important Information from Montana Medicaid and Stay Covered
05/13/2022 Revalidation Extended REVISED
05/13/2022 National Drug Code (NDC) Denial Errors
05/11/2022 Prior Authorization Qualitrac Portal REISSUED
04/26/2022 Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Billing Codes REVISED
04/01/2022 Billing Instructions for Split Eligibility Coverage
03/29/2022 Nurse First Advice Line Services Ending
03/16/2022 Revalidation Extended to June 2022 REVISED Rev. 05/13/2022
02/23/2022 Revalidation Extended to June 2022 Rev. 03/16/2022
02/23/2022 Standing Orders and Medicaid Reimbursement
01/14/2022 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closures

2021

12/20/2021 Plan First Updated Code List Descriptions
12/16/2021 Coverage for Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA)
12/15/2021 Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Billing Codes Rev. 04/26/2022
12/10/2021 New Provider Services Portal
09/28/2021 Laboratory Panel Billing
09/24/2021 Codes Removed from and Added to Plan First Covered Code List
09/23/2021 Prior Authorization Criteria for Synagis®
09/16/2021 Billing Update - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
09/16/2021 Off-Label Use of Ketamine
07/20/2021 Fetal Chromosomal Aneuploidy Testing - Refer to 11/20/2023 Fetal Chromosomal Aneuploidy Testing REVISED
07/20/2021 Enrollment Update – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
07/06/2021 Adoption Of Temporary Emergency Rule To Allow for COVID-19-Related
Regulatory Discretion Beyond The Expiration Of The Governor-Declared State Of Emergency
06/11/2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Billing Guidance 
05/05/2021 Date Spans for Prior Authorization Through the Qualitrac Portal
04/02/2021 
New Provider Type – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
01/28/2021 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closures
01/21/2021 Montana Plan First Additional Codes Added to Plan First Covered Code List
01/11/2021 Provider Support Services Closed for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2021

2020

12/07/2020  Medicaid Expansion Extended Through December 31, 2021 
11/12/2020  Removal of Codes for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment
08/28/2020 Provider Relief Fund General Allocation rev. 08/28/2020

07/27/2020 Montana Plan First - Additional Covered Code, COVID - Testing
05/15/2020  Temporary Revision to Case Management General Provisions
04/28/2020  Temporary Suspension of the PCP Referral Requirement
04/27/2020  Non-Covered Services Agreement Policy Change
04/22/2020  Suspension of Prior Authorizations or Continued Stay Reviews and Clinical Requirements for Some Medicaid Programs

04/01/2020  Suspension of Face to Face Requirements for Some Medicaid Programs
03/19/2020  Telemedicine Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Telemedicine/Telehealth  rev 03/27/2020