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2024

03/27/2024 HHS Letter to Healthcare Providers
03/27/2024 Resources for Providers in Response to the Change Healthcare Cyberattack
03/27/2024 Updated CLIA Claims Editing
03/27/2024 Avoiding Claim Denials
03/27/2024 Location Address and Provider Maintenance Updates
03/19/2024 Electronic Visit Verification Implementation
03/19/2024 Electronic Funds Transfer Payment Verification
03/12/2024 Valid Member ID and Eligibility Verification
03/12/2024 Provider Initiated Claims Adjustment
03/05/2024 Voiding Claims With a Prior Authorization
01/23/2024 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closure REVISED
01/08/2024 Electronic Claim Adjustment Processing Change 

2023

12/22/2023 Passport Provider Referral Number on Claims
12/12/2023 Individual Providers Enrolled as Sole Proprietors Due for Revalidation
11/08/2023 Prior Authorization Information
10/31/2023 Managed Care Referrals IHS, Tribal 638, and Urban Indian Organizations REVISED
10/24/2023 Provider Rate Increases Individual Adjustments Submission Guidance Updated
09/15/2023 Claims Payment Discrepancy Update
09/14/2023 Claims Payment Discrepancy Identified
09/08/2023 Provider Rate Increases Individual Adjustments Submission Guidance
09/08/2023 Medicaid Claims Payment Delayed
09/06/2023 Provider Rate Increases Individual Adjustments
08/01/2023 Provider License Expiration Reminder Letters
07/06/2023 Provider Rate Increases
05/26/2023 Medicaid Reimbursement and Court Ordered Services REVISED
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
01/04/2023 Montana Healthcare Programs Support Services Holiday Closures

2022

08/05/2022 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Cost Avoidance Statute Changes
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
04/26/2022 Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Billing Codes REVISED
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
01/13/2022 Change in Billing Provider Type for SDMI Waiver Providers

2021

12/15/2021 Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Billing Codes Rev. 04/26/2022
12/10/2021 New Provider Services Portal
09/16/2021 Billing Update - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
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
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
01/11/2021 Provider Support Services Closed for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2021

2020

12/07/2020 Medicaid Expansion Extended Through December 31, 2021 
10/28/2020 Provider Relief Fund General Allocation
8/28/2020 Provider Relief Fund General Allocation rev. 08/28/2020

08/11/2020 Provider Relief Fund General Allocation rev. 08/11/2020

07/24/2020 Provider Relief Fund General Allocation

07/17/2020 Medicaid Reimbursement and Court Ordered Services
06/17/2020 National Correct Coding Initiative Announcement
05/15/2020 Temporary Revision to Case Management General Provisions
04/30/2020 National Correct Coding Initiative Announcement
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

01/10/2020 Co-Payment Assessed in Error for January 6, 2020