Public Notice: Beneficiary Cost Sharing
In accordance with 42 CFR 447.57, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) provides public notice of its intent to file a state plan amendment with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services no later than Sept. 1, 2020 amending the cost-sharing obligations of Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries. The cost-sharing obligations become effective Dec. 1, 2020 and will be the same for all Medicaid beneficiaries; therefore, cost-sharing applies to the new eligibility groups authorized by the Affordable Care Act and the old or existing Medicaid eligibility groups.
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Public Notice: CHIP Support
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services, in accordance with 42 CFR 447.205, provides public notice of its intent to file a state plan amendment, effective Oct. 24, 2019, to strengthen behavioral health coverage for children and pregnant women eligible through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Section 5022 of the SUPPORT Act amends section 2103(c)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act) to make behavioral health coverage a required benefit for CHIP effective Oct. 24, 2019.
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Public Notice: School-Based Reimbursement
In accordance with 42 CFR 447.205, CHFS provides public notice of its intent to file a state plan amendment (SPA), effective July 1, 2020. The purpose of the SPA is to modify reimbursement for school-based services related to individualized service plan, section 504 accommodation plan pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 104.36, individualized healthcare plan, individualized family service plan or otherwise medically necessary service including those described under Item 4.b. EPSDT in Supplement to Attachment 3.1-A/B, by a cost-reimbursement methodology. Final reimbursement is based on certified reports submitted using the methodology allowed under the Kentucky School-Based Cost Report approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Provider Relief Fund
(Aug. 4, 2020) - The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline to Aug. 28, 2020, for providers who missed the deadline to apply for relief fund payments from the first general distribution. The following resources provide further information.
For additional information, please call the Provider Support Line at (866) 569-3522; for TTY, dial 711 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday. Service staff is available to provide real-time technical assistance and service and payment support.
New Kentucky Level of Care System (KLOCS)
(July 17, 2020) - Aug. 3, 2020, all nursing facility providers, institutionalized hospice service providers and ICF/IID providers are required to use the Kentucky Level of Care System (KLOCS). Training materials will be available the week of July 27. Please refer to the
KLOCS page for more information.
(July 17, 2020)
907 KAR 1:604 (AAC) - Recipient cost-cost sharing eliminates co-pays for Medicaid Members.
Cost Report Update
(July 14, 2020) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services authorized the delay of some Medicare cost reports. The KY Department for Medicaid Services grants the same extension to providers who received an extension approval through CMS or the designated Medicare administrative contractor. Please call (502) 564-8196 if you have any questions and ask for the staff referenced below based on provider type.
Fee for Service/Managed Care Organization Prior Authorization Announcement
(Jun. 30, 2020) - Effective with dates of service beginning Aug. 1, 2020 MCOs may resume their respective prior authorization policies with the exception of behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) services. Behavioral health and SUD services are defined as services provided by any behavioral health provider type (02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 23, 26, 30, 62, 63, 66, 67, 81, 82, 83, 84, 89, 92), services listed on the Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services Inpatient and Outpatient Fee Schedules and services listed on the Community Mental Health Center Mental Health Substance Abuse Codes and Units of Service Fee Schedule. For services scheduled in early Aug. 2020, it is recommended that providers be allowed the ability to obtain prior authorization in July 2020.
KY HEALTH Section 1115 Reissuance
KY Evaluation Design Approval Letter
KY HEALTH Section 1115 Demonstration
Medicaid Contract Information
Important Information for 2021
Public Charge Rule
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