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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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Timely Information from Arkansas Medicaid
Web Address Redirect Ends February 22, 2019
The old Arkansas Medicaid web address, https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/, will no longer work after February 22. If you try to access the old web address after the deadline, a “page not found” error message will be shown. If you haven’t already updated the Arkansas Medicaid web address in your favorites, please bookmark the website before the redirect message ends.
Entry of Electronic PAs Using AFMC ReviewPoint Portal Ends March 1, 2019
Beginning March 1, 2019, Prior Authorizations (PAs) formerly submitted electronically through the AFMC ReviewPoint portal must be submitted through the Arkansas Medicaid Provider Portal. (Paper and phone PAs will continue to be submitted as they are today.) Providers will continue using the appropriate PA Process Type listed in the Vendor Drop Down on the Managed Care PA page.
Providers must register to begin using the HealthCare Provider Portal (HTML, new window) if they do not currently have access. Providers who use clerical staff to submit PAs in ReviewPoint on their behalf must register them as delegates prior to March 1. View job aids to assist with provider registration and delegate registration.
Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Will Go Live on March 1, 2019
The Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) model of care is a State health plan created to meet the needs of approximately 40,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with complex behavioral health, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Beginning March 1, 2019, you will no longer bill Medicaid for these Medicaid beneficiaries but will instead bill the individual PASSEs. Submitting Fee-For-Service claims for PASSE beneficiaries on or after 3/1/19 will result in denial of the claim.
We encourage you to ENROLL IN ALL THREE PASSEs to ensure you can continue to provide services for your Medicaid clients enrolled in a PASSE. Each PASSE member will receive a new ID card prior to March 1, 2019. This card will have the PASSE logo and will identify to which PASSE the beneficiary belongs.
Providers can log into the HealthCare Provider Portal (HTML, new window) beginning February 15 to verify Medicaid eligibility and to find the beneficiary's assigned PASSE.
Who are the PASSEs?
Arkansas Total Care – 1-844-631-6830 (option 4)
Empower Healthcare Solutions – 501-707-0920 or 501-707-0928
Summit Community Care – 501-304-5744
Get more information about the PASSE Model of Care at https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/dms/passe (HTML, new window) or contact Tanya Giles, Division of Medical Services, at 501-320-6189.
PI/MU Deadline for 2018 Attestations
The Arkansas Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program Meaningful Use (MU) deadline for 2018 attestations is 3/31/2019.
Any applications submitted by the 3/31/19 deadline that are assigned PENDING status for further corrections and assistance from AIPT will be given an extended deadline. All pending applications must be fully completed by June 1, 2019.
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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