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As the threat from COVID-19 continues, important information on what DHS is doing about coronavirus as well as reliable, up-to-date information about how the virus is affecting the State can be found on the DHS website.
The Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) is a new model of organized care that will address the needs of certain Medicaid beneficiaries who have complex behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities service
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Suspension of NICU Retrospective Reviews
Effective August 10, 2020, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) retrospective reviews have been suspended per DMS until further notice. All reviews not received and completed prior to
August 10, 2020 will not be completed.
UPDATE: New COVID-19 Procedure Code 87426 (Coronavirus AG IA)
Effective on August 7, 2020, the following procedures codes are available for billing COVID-19 antigen detection testing. These codes will be
retroactive to dates of service June 25, 2020, and forward.
Procedure Code: 87426
Short Description: Coronavirus AG IA
Long Description: Infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay technique, (eg, enzyme immunoassay [EIA], enzyme-linked immunosorbent
assay [ELISA], immunochemiluminometric assay [IMCA]) qualitative or semiquantitative, multiple-step method; severe acute respiratory syndrome
coronavirus (eg, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19])
Laboratory Testing for COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Arkansas and consistent with CMS’s coverage and payment for COVID-19 diagnostic testing, DMS is covering the linked laboratory services. (PDF, new window)
Telemedicine Requirements for Certain Behavioral Health Providers During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
As you know, the Governor declared a public health emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Arkansas. In response to this declaration and the need for social distancing, DMS has issued the following guidance related to certain behavioral health providers using technology for direct communication that takes place in real-time to provide certain counseling services. (PDF, new window).
Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
As you know, the Governor declared a public health emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Arkansas. In response to this declaration and the need for social distancing, DMS issues the following guidance and policy related to physicians use of telemedicine (PDF, new window).
Current Demonstration Waiver Projects
The Division of Medical Services will provide public notice and allow input processes for its intent to submit written applications, renewals or amendments to any 1115(a) demonstration waiver projects that will be sent to the Centers of Medicare
and Medicaid Services. Learn more about current demonstration waiver projects.
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