What’s New for Arkansas Medicaid Providers
Content updated December 7, 2018
All systems are currently online.
Vendors for certain prior authorizations and extension of benefits will change effective January 1, 2019. To help you prepare for this change, training will be offered via the web. Register now to learn more about these webinars!
As of 9/28/2018, all providers and groups, excluding providers rendering services under a group, require EFT to enroll in Arkansas Medicaid. Providers participating in the Arkansas Diamond Plan or billing for services as an individual must have EFT on file.
Any claims that are submitted without EFT on file will deny.
All providers have been notified that Arkansas Medicaid will no longer produce and mail paper checks. Providers must now utilize electronic fund transfer (EFT), which allows your Medicaid payments to be directly deposited into your bank account. If you already receive your Medicaid payments by EFT, then no further action is required.
If you DO NOT receive EFT payments for Medicaid services you provide, you must take action NOW to ensure that you continue to receive Medicaid payments.
Complete the Electronic Fund (EFT) Authorization for Automatic Deposit (Word, new window), located in Section V of your provider manual.
Return the completed EFT authorization form along with a voided check or letter from your bank reflecting the bank’s ABA number and your account number before 12/31/2018 to:
Medicaid Provider Enrollment Unit
P.O. Box 8105
Little Rock, AR 72203-8105
Arkansas Medicaid Pharmacy
If you do not take action by December 31, 2018, your provider number will be suspended until the EFT information is received.
Arkansas Medicaid released an RA message to all providers.
View the RA message regarding Vendor Change For Prior Authorization And EOB Requests. (Word, new window)