Given document provides answers to a list of typical questions that HIPAASpace users might ask regarding a particular subject. Since NPI became enforced on May 23rd 2007, many providers have fallen into the sharing problem. The idea that lies behind the NPI is entirely positive, however it is necessary to provide all the involved parties with decent NPI lookup abilities to allow them to maintain their systems properly. In the solution shown above, certain Providers and Healthcare organizations agree to post their NPIs on a shared system.
So, referring back to the NPI system above, in reality there a lot of vendors, who offer similar ?databases? and NPI Services. Based on the industry statistics in the NPI domain, it became known that the amount of mistakes and data accuracy decreases dramatically with more vendors and providers entering the world of NPI lookup services. Looking to the graph above, even with lots of people providing similar services data accuracy and probability of data corruption while NPI Lookup dramatically decreases and the size of the NPI Lookup Database is not increasing significantly. Another approach to the NPI Lookup problem can be the creation of the personalized ?NPI Lookup account?. Based on the full NPI list each user has, provider then defines the area he wishes to share with his partner. When one system member needs to access the list of NPI numbers from another member, there is no longer any need to call and disturb the partner ? the request can simply be submitted within the system, and another party will be able to combine the list of NPI requestor is looking for in just one click.
Adopting the system described above allows the entire healthcare community to share and use the NPI numbers easily and effictively.
With the Personalized NPI Lookup Database solution data accuracy increases, since with each new partner system there is more information available to be shared between providers and Healthcare organizations.
The National Provider Identification (NPI) is a 10-digit number that will be used to identify you to your health care partners.
Type 1 – Health care providers who are individuals, including physicians, dentists, and all sole proprietors. After asking you for your permission, authorize an employer or other trusted organization┬áto obtain an NPI for you through bulk enumeration, or Electronic File Interchange (EFI). Robbie Ann Bright-Poole is currently the President and one of the founders of Oracle Hearing Group.
Every provider in New York's Medicaid Program must register their National Provider Identifier number with eMedNY by May 23, 2007. As of May 23, 2007, the UB-92 claim form will no longer be accepted, and will be replaced by the UB-04 claim form. The Medicaid Program recommends two methods to document why you override a drug utilization conflict. Pharmacists, should be documenting necessary information when dispensing drugs to residents of health care facilities. Prescribers and Pharmacists need to be aware that certain documentation is required when an order for drugs is made via the telephone. The exemption from the requirement for hospital practitioners to prescribe on official New York State prescriptions will expire on April 19, 2007. Prescriptions for the brand name drugs Adoxa and Estraderm, made after June 1, 2007, require prior authorization before they can be dispensed. Providers should check on a monthly basis to ensure they are current with latest policy information.
Advisory of a new edit coming into effect on July 2, 2007 when a pharmacist bills for supplies provided to a Medicaid enrollee who is also enrolled in Medicare. Clarification of the use of Medicaid rate code 2499 for home health aides who provide short home visits within close proximity of each other.
Clinic, practitioner and laboratory providers are advised of new Family Planning Benefit Program codes, to be used on or after May 17, 2007. Claims for services provided to Medicaid enrollees dually eligible for Medicare that were inappropriately paid at reduced coinsurance amounts will be automatically reprocessed. Announcing a symposium offered on June 21, 2007 where attendees can discuss Long Term Care restructuring activities and discuss plans for the future of Long Term Care in New York State. You are required to register your National Provider Identifier(s) (NPI) with the corresponding MMIS Provider identification number(s) in the Department's NPI Registration System!
As of March 31, 2007, only 13% of New York's Medicaid providers have registered their NPI(s). The actual NPI implementation target date is not known at this point, but will be communicated in a future Medicaid Update article.
If you utilize a vendor in submitting electronic transactions to New York Medicaid, you should make sure they are aware of this condition. HCFA-1500 Claim Form -- for Chiropractor, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Worker, Durable Medical Equipment, Hearing Aid, Laboratory, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Podiatry, Private Duty Nursing and Vision Care providers. Since March 1, 2007, CSC has received claim forms with no identifying information for the provider.
PLEASE NOTE: without identifying information for the provider, CSC cannot process the claim forms nor can CSC return the claim forms to the providers.
It is imperative that providers examine the paper claim forms they are submitting to make sure the Provider Information is complete. As of May 23, 2007, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) will discontinue processing the UB-92 paper claim form. The UB-92 billing guidelines will be available at the same website until on or around May 22, 2007, and then removed. If you are a provider who already submits claims electronically, including via ePACES, you already have an active ETIN on file and no additional ETIN is necessary.
Drugs carved out of residential health care facilities' inclusive Medicaid rates and billed directly to Medicaid, are subject to Medicaid prescription requirements, as well as State and federal prescription requirements. The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General's (OMIG) Bureau of Medicaid Audit performs pharmacy audits to ensure overall compliance with Medicaid regulations. The increasing practice of using pharmacy computer generated labels as the only prescription documentation on file may not meet Medicaid compliance regulations.
Medicaid policy requires that the format used to record the telephone order must conform to requirements of the NYS Education Law with regard to permitting substitution or dispensing as ordered. Pharmacists must assure the accuracy of information contained on Medicaid pharmacy claims, particularly prescriber information. The prescribing exemption will continue after April 19, 2007 for those hospitals and their affiliated clinics and health services that have implemented an electronic prescription system to transmit prescriptions to pharmacies capable of receiving them.
The exemption will also continue after April 19, 2007 for those facilities that have implemented a computerized provider order entry system that generates printed prescriptions. Such facilities must first be approved by the Department of Health for the prescribing exemption to continue. Facilities that have been approved for the prescribing exemption may issue prescriptions for non-controlled substances on the prescription form of the facility. Important Note: The prescribing exemption applies only to the prescribing of non-controlled substances. Prescribers are required to complete the prior authorization process before prescribing non-preferred drugs. The New York State Medicaid Mandatory Generic Drug Program requires prior authorization for brand-name prescriptions with an A-rated generic equivalent. Effective June 1, 2007, new prescriptions for the brand-name drugs below will require prior authorization.
Prescriptions written prior to June 1, 2007, but filled on or after June 1, 2007, including refills, will not require prior authorization. NOTE: Brand-name drugs that are on the Medicaid Preferred Drug List do not require prior authorization and are not subject to the Medicaid Mandatory Generic Program prior authorization requirements. As a provider, it is your responsibility to check and update your provider manual on a monthly basis to ensure you are current with the latest policy information. For an enrollee with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage, all charges for Medicare covered drugs and supplies must be billed to Medicare first. Drugs will be added in the near future; providers will be notified through the Medicaid Update.
Pharmacies must be enrolled in Medicare in order to bill Medicaid for drugs or supplies provided to dually eligible enrollees. Pharmacies not enrolled in Medicare and attempting to bill Medicaid for drugs and supplies for dual eligibles will not be paid.
For information on pharmacy policy, please call the Bureau of Pharmacy Policy and Operations at: (518) 486-3209. The purpose of this article is to clarify the use of the Medicaid rate code for shared home health aide (2499) established for all Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHA) in 1995.
Shared home health aide is a method of providing home health aide services to individuals in need of home health aide services who are located within geographic proximity to one another.
Geographic proximity of individuals is defined as two or more individuals, related or unrelated, residing in the same household, apartment complex or adult home. CHHAs that have retained a per visit rate for home health aide, the shared home health aide rate is equated to a quarter hourly rate instead of one fourth of the per visit rate.

A shared home health aide is providing services intermittently over a 6.5 hour span of time to three individuals in the same apartment complex and may visit each individual 2-3 times during the day. All clinic, practitioner, and laboratory claims for FPBP enrollees processed on or after July 1, 2007, must contain a family planning procedure code from the revised procedure code list on the following page. In addition, the primary diagnosis code must be in the V25 (contraceptive management) series. Clinic claims must include both the rate code and a corresponding family planning procedure code(s). The appropriate code for the procedure or procedures performed, from the revised list below, of approved family planning services or medical supplies.
Claims for an FPBP enrollee processed on or after July 1, 2007 will be denied if the above information is not on the claim form. The following list was revised because some of the previously listed CPT-4 codes are inactive for Medicaid reimbursement, or are not family planning. Remember, this requirement will affect claims processed by Medicaid on or after July 1, 2007.
For dates of service on and after April 1, 2005, some claims for services provided to enrollees dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare were inappropriately paid at reduced coinsurance amounts. The affected claims were for care and services covered by Medicare, but not covered for enrollees with Medicaid as their only coverage. In mid-May, all claims for services that fit the criteria will be automatically reprocessed by Medicaid and additional monies will be paid to providers.
Hospice is a coordinated program of home and inpatient care which treats a terminally ill individual and family as a unit, employing an interdisciplinary team acting under the direction of an autonomous hospice administration. Hospice care may be provided by a hospice agency certified under Article 40 of the Public Health Law and approved by Medicare. Services must be provided according to a written plan of care and are focused on easing the symptoms rather than curing the disease. In order to be eligible for Hospice, the individual's physician and the hospice medical director or designee must certify the individual as having a terminal illness (a medical prognosis for a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course). Individuals choosing hospice must voluntarily choose to receive hospice care which precludes usage of other Medicare or Medicaid services for terminal illness and related conditions. Individuals have the ability to rescind this choice and subsequently reapply for hospice benefits at a later date. The hospice benefit, as required by federal regulation, includes all services necessary to meet the needs of the patient related to the terminal illness.
Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Services (PCS) may be authorized by the Local Department of Social Services only if determined necessary and part of the plan of care unrelated to the terminal illness or which preceded the terminal illness and if the individual meets the PCS eligibility criteria. Overpayment resulting from duplication of services will be recouped from the hospice provider.
To have claim payments issued to a Group Practice, the Group Provider Identification Number must be submitted on the claim. If no Group Identification Number is submitted on the claim, payment is made to the individual Provider Identification Number and the individual's associated tax number. Please note: The 1099 should not be returned to Computer Sciences Corporation as the 1099 can not be reissued under the group's tax number. How do I correct claims paid to the individual provider that should have been paid to the group?
Step 1: To correct the payment for these claims, voided claim transactions will need to be submitted for the individual provider. Step 2: The Group practice then must resubmit original claims with the Group Identification Number entered on the claims. Any voided and re-billed claims as described above will only impact the 1099 amounts when the voids and re-billed claims are submitted in the same year the original payments were made. For example, a voided claim submitted in the year 2007 will not impact the 1099 amount issued for the year 2006. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) allows providers to have their Medicaid payments directly deposited in their checking or savings accounts.
With EFT enrollment, providers no longer have to rely on the Postal Service to deliver Medicaid checks. Providers do not have to submit claims electronically to take advantage of the convenience of EFT.
Medicaid funds issued to a provider as a result of paper or electronic claims submission can be electronically transferred to your bank account.
After sending the EFT Provider Enrollment Form to CSC, please allow four to six weeks for processing. If you have any questions about eMedNY EFT enrollment process, please call CSC Provider Enrollment Support at: (800) 343-9000 select option 5. If you currently receive hardcopy Prior Approval (PA) Rosters, you should consider switching to the Electronic PA Roster. Electronic Rosters are delivered in advance of hard-copy rosters so claims may be submitted and paid earlier. Electronic storage of PA Rosters on a personal computer makes for easy retrieval of historical information.
If you are already an ePACES or eXchange user, you already have what you need in place to receive electronic PA rosters.
Electronic PA rosters are delivered in Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be viewed via Adobe Acrobat, available free of charge.
Since the rosters are not in a HIPAA-compliant format, providers have no need to purchase additional software to read or interpret the roster information. Weekly rosters for transportation and personal care services providers are posted to eXchange every Monday.
To obtain a User Identification Number and password for eXchange, providers must enroll in ePACES. This form must be submitted to Computer Sciences Corporation when the provider is ready to receive rosters electronically, after the eXchange inbox is activated. Please join us at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York on Thursday, June 21, 2007. For your convenience each article contains a contact number for further information, questions or comments. Call the Touchtone Telephone Verification System (800) 997-1111, (800) 225-3040 or (800) 394-1234. The Medicaid Update is a monthly publication of the New York State Department of Health containing information regarding the care of those enrolled in the Medicaid Program. Used for mailing to the provider, the cover page contains the provider's Medical Assistance identification number, name, and address. The first section of the RA, following the cover page, is used to relay messages from Xerox to the provider.
Provider Payee Address: the street, city, state, and ZIP code of the provider who is paid for the services. Client ID: the 10-digit Medical Assistance identification number assigned to the patient who received the services (the recipient). Claim Control Number: the 13-digit number assigned to the claim by Xerox for processing, based on the Julian Date calendar. Allowed: the dollar value for covered revenue codes, accounting for any accommodation cutback.
Total Charges Allowed: the total allowed charges to which the payment percent (pay mode) is applied.
Patient Liability: the amount the recipient is to pay for the claim (applies only for long-term care services). Contractual: the difference between the allowed amount and the calculated Medical Assistance payment (which has been reduced by other payment sources, such as TPL and copayment). Payment: the total allowed amount multiplied by the pay mode, less copayment and third-party payment.
Total TPL: the total amount paid by a third-party resource for all claims in this section of the RA. Total Patient Liability: the total amount that recipients are to pay for all claims in this section of the RA. Total Co-payment: the total copayment amount that recipients have paid or have yet to pay on all claims in this section of the RA.
Total Contractual: the difference between the total allowed amount and the calculated Alaska Medical Assistance payment (which has been reduced by other payment sources, such as TPL and copayment) for all claims in this section of the RA. Credit Status: the credit portion of the adjustment, which adjusts the provider's 1099 by decreasing the amount. Adjust ICN: the CCN of the debit portion of the adjustment, which reflects the corrected information. A previously paid claim line can be voided, in which case it is also deducted from the provider's 1099 total. Void Status: identifies this transaction as a void, removing the service and payment information from the history files.

If a claim is in-process due to an error that can be corrected only by the provider, the automated system prints a Resubmission Turnaround Document (RTD).
If an in-process claim requires internal review by a Xerox or Alaska Department of Health and Social Services claims examiner, its processing is suspended. Medical Record Number: the number assigned to a recipient or a claim by the provider for reference purposes. Budget Fund Claims: the total number of approved claim lines that have had payment withheld temporarily due to budget constraints. Financial Control Number: an internal number to identify each financial transaction processed. Financial Type Total: the number of transactions and the total amount of money for the transaction type. This page lists all EOB (explanation of benefit) codes found on this RA and a brief description of each. Provider Payee Address: the street, city, state, and ZIP code of the provider who rendered the services.
This can be a suitable solution when there is only one such system and everybody needs to put their numbers there.
Indeed this is a system which allows you to maintain and manage your own NPI numbers as you decide and feel confident that information is valid. At this stage, the system solves the entire range of personalization and data integrity problems that were raised for the Pure NPI Database solution.
Furthermore, in variation to pure NPI Lookup systems all the lists and communications kept personalized and private, it is impossible to corrupt or fake the date, which makes such system industry effective. At the same time, the amount of NPI records increases significantly in difference to the pure database solution. If you have a practice association (PA) or a limited liability corporation (LLC), and it holds any contracts with payers, or if payment is ever made to the PA or LLC, or in the name of the PA or LLC, then it needs to acquire a Type 2 NPI in addition to your individual Type 1 NPI. From an NPI perspective, an S corporation is no different from a limited liability corporation or any other type of corporation; if the PA receives payments, it must have its own Type 2 NPI. Identifying information is no longer printed on your claim form--and some providers are submitting claims with no identification number. Be sure that payments are claimed correctly, so that year-end 1099 amounts accrue properly. To be ready for implementation, 100% registration is required before the mandated date of May 23, 2007. If you are a provider with multiple provider ID numbers, each ID for which you submit a UB-04 form must have a valid ETIN on file. Please call the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, Bureau of Medicaid Audit at: (518) 474-9747. Pharmacies must indicate the Medicare paid amount on the submitted Medicaid claim or payment will be denied.
The individual and family receive medical, psychological and social services, and bereavement and pastoral care related to the individual's terminal diagnosis.
It is the responsibility of the hospice to provide those services required under the Medicare hospice benefit. These funds are then associated with the group's tax identification number and will appear on the group's, Internal Revenue Service 1099 Form for the year in which checks were issued. This will cause the payments to be negated and taken from subsequent payment made to the individual. Medicaid will then make payment to the Group and the funds will be associated with the Group's tax identification number and the 1099 issued to the Group. Over 4,000 Medicaid Providers have already signed up for EFT, and are enjoying the convenience of this service.
During the interim, you should review your bank statement and look for an EFT transaction in the amount of $0.01, which CSC will submit as a test. To help you identify the information, note the circled number on the sample and refer to the corresponding explanation on the following pages. If the units billed are greater than one, the amount reflects the total charge for all units. Identified in the Status column, the credit lists the original CCN and reverses the original transaction. Identified in the Status column, the debit lists the new CCN and the corrected information and payment. The provider can then enter the needed information on the RTD or attach the needed documentation. If the provider has indicated this number on the claim form, it is printed on the RA to help the provider identify the patient who received the services. RTD status may not apply to all claim lines; those lines not in RTD status are actually pended until the RTD is processed. The EOB codes and descriptions are furnished to help the provider understand the processed claims.
Indeed, there is such a system ? driven by governmental organizations - but they don?t provide any sharing and lookup as they did in the case of UPIN numbers. Futhermore, in reality such systems are very unreliable by their nature ? everything is tracked and maintained by an unknown party. However, the current lookup system doesn?t solve the issue of cross-provider lookup, which is in fact the main problem.
Now another hospital B requests NPI numbers to site them as referring providers while billing.
This means that there will be no record of the claims in the eMedNY system nor will a remittance statement be issued. This list contains the family planning codes approved by CMS as eligible for reimbursement under the Family Planning Benefit Program. Approximately 10 days later, your next payment will be sent electronically to your bank account. This number helps individual providers make certain that all RAs are received and maintains a sequential file of the documents. If the claim is denied because the recipient number on the claim is invalid, no name will appear on the RA. If the provider has indicated a medical record number on the claim form, it is printed on the RA to help the provider identify the patient who received the services. They may be paid as submitted or at reduced amounts according to the program's reimbursement methodology. If money is owed to Alaska Medical Assistance, there is no time limit for filing for an adjustment. This is referred to on the adjustment claim page as "Adjust ICN." This portion adjusts the credits on the provider's 1099 by decreasing the amount. Note the circled numbers on the sample page and refer to the corresponding explanations after the sample page.
Instructions for submitting a void are discussed under Adjustments and Voids later in this section. This helps the provider maintain a sequential file and make certain that all RAs are received. So, even though all the personalized data cells are kept within one system, there is no way to share them across the providers and healthcare organization, meaning that all lookups will be local within the lists of the current provider, which is unsatisfactory. What happens now is hospital B calls or e-mails hospital A requesting infromation about each and every provider.
The success of her practice afforded her the opportunity to mentor others seeking a similar measure of success. Denied claims may be reconsidered for payment if the provider submits corrected or additional claim information within filing time limits.
This is referred to on the adjustment claim page as "Former ICN." The date with the ICN is the date of the remittance advice on which original payment was made. This utilizes a lot of time from the employees of hospital A, who have to stop their current work and answer the phone, fax, or e-mail. By using the system above, hospital A can prepare the sub-list of providers who worked with hospital B and then share it with hospital B within the system. In the majority of cases Healthcare providers run into problems when they have to obtain thousands of referring providers or when they have a several providers who made references for them and are now are calling, faxing, e-mailing to get the NPI number of the particular provider. This completely removes all extra communications between hospitals and makes life for all parties much easier.

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