New Long-Term Care Resource
(Oct. 15, 2020) The Office of Inspector General has a new resource link for Long -Term Care COVID -19 Resources.
COVID-19 Flow Chart for testing coverage for Nursing Facility Residents.
(Sept. 22, 2020) - The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released information to help states, nursing facilities and other providers better understand the sources of Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment for COVID-19 testing, including a flow chart detailing testing coverage for nursing facility residents. We encourage you to view the Coverage and Payment for COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Facilities Flow Chart,
Cost Report Update
(July 14, 2020) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized delay of some Medicare cost reports. For providers who have received an extension through CMS or the designated Medicare Administrative Contractor, the KY Department for Medicaid Services also grants the same extension.
Please call (502) 564-8196 if you have any questions and ask for the staff referenced below based on provider type.
Medicaid COVID-19 FAQ
Re-Opening Adult Day Health Center
Re-Opening Adult Day Training
Phased restoration of group activities, communal dining, off-site appointments and visitation
August is Immunization Awareness Month
Please make sure your children are up to date on their shots. Immunizations help prevent diseases like hepatitis B, polio and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR or MMRV vaccine). Schedule an appointment with a doctor now to ensure your children are protected. Please see the following awareness materials:
If you are a Medicaid member, visit the Department for Public Health immunization page for more information. If you are a Medicaid provider and would like to participate in the Vaccines for Children Program visit
the program website.
Vaccine recommendations during COVID-19 outbreak
Applying for Medicaid
Individuals may apply for Medicaid only by calling the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328 or contacting an application assister through the
Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website.
Apply for all public assistance programs by visiting the kynect website or by calling the DCBS Call Center toll free at (855) 306-8959.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
Kentucky Medicaid Provider Directory
University of Kentucky Human Development Institute
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website
Managing anxiety and stress
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources and Information
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak
Adaptive physical activity videos