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Women’s Health Services Attestations Due Friday

Missouri’s Extended Women’s Health Services program covers family planning-related services, pregnancy testing, and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment for uninsured women ages 18 to 55 under 201% FPL. The Medicaid Eligibility (ME) code is 80/89. Last year, the budget passed by the General Assembly included language barring these funds from being paid to entities that provide abortions. Organizations equipped to provide abortion services were sent an attestation from the Department of Social Services allowing them to indicate they do not provide abortion services, if they do not. If your clinic received an attestation, this must be submitted to the department to continue pa

Have Questions About Managed Care Expansion? Check Out MHD's Webinars

The MO HealthNet Division (MHD) Provider Education staff will be conducting additional webinar trainings regarding the expansion of state-wide Managed Care, which will be effective May 1, 2017. Currently, there are webinars scheduled for February 22 and 28 and March 9 and 30. The webinars will run from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. You can find more information on the webinars here. Or you can contact the Provider Education staff at MHD.PROVTRAIN@dss.mo.gov or (573) 751-6963 with any questions or training needs.

Coding and Billing Training Back by Popular Demand

Due to overwhelming demand, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is offering another Rural Health Coding & Billing Specialist (RH-CBS) Training on March 20 and 21. The training will be held at the Capital Mall Community Room in Jefferson City from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. With the April 2016 requirement by CMS that RHCs provide HCPCS code-level detail (CPT and HCPCS-2), it has never been more important to make sure you are documenting and coding for all services. Clinics that do not document and code correctly could be leaving money on the table. The training session is free to attend but enrollment is limited and will fill up quickly. Yo

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