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  • ICD-10 is coming. Are you ready?  Registration for the IME ICD-10 Volunteer Testing is now open. To register for testing, please contact the IME Provider Services Unit at 1-800-338-7909, or locally in Des Moines at 515-256-4609 or by email at ICD-10project@dhs.state.ia.us
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) published the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule Nov. 27, 2013, established a new alphanumeric HCPCS code, G0463 (Hospital outpatient clinic visit for assessment and management of a patient) for hospital use only.  The new HCPCS code will be representative of any clinic visit under the OPPS replacing CPT codes 99201 through 99205 and 99211 through 99215.  Effective for claims starting January 1, 2014 Iowa Medicaid Providers will be required to use the new G0463 in place of the previously used E/M codes.  The final rule can be found here.
  • Effective February 15, 2014, all complaints and critical incidents for the Habilitation program will now be submitted to Magellan. Critical incident forms can be located on Magellan’s website at http://www.magellanofiowa.com/for-providers-ia/forms.aspx. Completed forms are to be submitted by FAX at 888-656-2723 or by email at DSMcriticalincidents@magellanhealth.comto the attention of the Magellan Quality Improvement Department. Forms should be submitted within 24 hours of the critical incident.  Any Habilitation questions can be directed to DSMcriticalincidents@magellanhealth.com.
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  • Provider incident reporting - As a provider, you can have the ability to report, track and monitor incidents in "real time".
  • Remittance Advice - View weekly remittance advice online at your convenience.
  • Presumptive Eligibility - Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Portal can be accessed at this link: http://dhsmpep.iowa.gov
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