Alabama Medicaid Updates Policies for Well Child Screenings and Other Services

As a reminder, providers should bill 99211EP – 99215EP for interperiodic screenings.

The effective dates for this Alert are March 16, 2020 – May 30, 2020, or at the conclusion of the COVID-19 National emergency, whichever occurs first. Providers can begin submitting claims on May 22, 2020.

During the COVID-19 emergency, it is important to file claims as quickly as possible to ensure payment from Medicaid is made to Medicaid providers close to the date of service. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has increased the federal matching percentage for the emergency time frame, but states can only receive the increased match on claims that are paid during the emergency. Providers should include appropriate COVID-19 diagnosis code(s) on claims submitted to help with tracking of COVID-19.

Alabama Medicaid will review and verify that requirements for the extension of telemedicine services are being met. Payments to providers that do not meet the specifications are subject to recoupment.    

If you have questions, please visit the Medicaid website at
www.medicaid.alabama.gov
, or call the Medicaid Fiscal Agent at 1.800.688.7989.

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