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2008 Medicaid Policy Bulletins

Policy Bulletins

This page contains policy bulletins issued in 2008.

For other years of approved Medicaid Policy Bulletins, click here.

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Archived Proposed Medicaid Policy Distributed for Public Comment and Consultation Summaries

Archived proposed Medicaid policy distributed for public comment and consultation summaries are available electronically upon request. If you would like to view historical versions of proposed Medicaid policy that were released for public comment or you would like to obtain a consultation summary of any bulletin, e-mail with your request. Please identify the project number of the proposed Medicaid policy or consultation summary if known. If this information is unknown, reference the month, year, and subject of the bulletin or the consultation summary in your request. The documents will be e-mailed to you.

NOTE: Comments will not be accepted for proposed Medicaid policy after the public comment period has closed.



Issue Date  Bulletin Number 


December 1, 2008 MSA 08-58 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual
December 1, 2008 MSA 08-57 Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Grouper Update, DRG Rate Updated, and Per Diem Rate Update
December 1, 2008 MSA 08-56 Medicaid Provider Manual Compact Disc (CD) Mailings
December 1, 2008 MSA 08-55 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Factor
December 1, 2008 MSA 08-54 January 1, 2009 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) New & Discontinued Procedure Codes, Reactivated Procedure Codes for Physicians, Practitioners, and Medical Clinics; New Coverage of existing HCPCS Procedure Codes for Physicians, Practitioners and Medical Clinics; New and Discontined Modifiers for Durable Medical Equipment
November 1, 2008 MSA 08-53  CHAMPS Revalidation Update and Change of Provider End-Date 
November 1, 2008 MSA 08-52  Children's Special Health Care Services Hospice Benefit
October 15, 2008  MSA 08-51 Advertisement of Discounting/Waiving Co-pays for Promotional Purposes, Offering and/or Receiving Incentives in Association of Providing Goods and Services 
October 1, 2008 MSA 08-50 EPSDT Periodicity Schedule of Age One Oral Health Screening; Fluroide Varnish Program for Infants and Children up to Age Three; Referrals to Dentists
October 1, 2008 MSA 08-49 Personal Care Services Rates
September 2008  MSA 08-48 Sanctioned Provider Update - September
September 19, 2008  MSA 08-47 Correction to FY 2008 Outpatient Uncompensated Care DSH Pool Distribution (Attachment correction to MSA 08-34)
September 9, 2008 MSA 08-44  New Coverage of Immunization Codes
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-46  Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual - October 2008
September 1, 2008  MSA 08-45  Increased Fee Screens for Preventive Medicine Visits and Specific Newborn Codes 
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-43  Return of Unused Precription Drugs to Pharmacies by Nursing Facilities
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-42  Mandatory Enrollment of Pregnant Women into Medicaid Health Plans
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-41 Facility Innovative Design Supplemental (FIDS) Program for Inpatient Long Term Care Facilities
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-39 New Service Coverage for the Plan First! Program
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-38  Statewide Implementation of the EZ Link Claim Documentation Process 
September 1, 2008 MSA 08-32 Revisions to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Chapter of the Medicaid Provider Manual 
August 26, 2008  MSA 08-40 Sanctioned Provider Update - August
August 26, 2008  MSA 08-36 Technical Corrections, Clarifications and Moratorium Changes to the School Based Services Policy 
August 15, 2008  MSA 08-35 Tamper Resistant Pad Policy 
August 15, 2008  MSA 08-34 Establishment of Outpatient Uncompensated Care DSH Pool (Corrected Attachment III per MSA 08-47)
August 8, 2008  MSA 08-37  Inpatient Hospital Payment Reduction  
August 1, 2008   MSA 08-33  Extension of CHAMPS Provider Enrollment Revalidation Process 
August 1, 2008  MSA 08-30  Medicare Enrollment for Providers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies  
August 1, 2008  MSA 08-29  Oxygen Policy Language  
July 2008  MSA 08-31 July Sanctioned Provider List Update 
July 1, 2008   MSA 08-28 Home Help Provider Agency Rates 
July 1, 2008  MSA 08-27 CNA Registry Fees 
June 1, 2008  MSA 08-26 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual - July 2008 
June 1, 2008  MSA 08-25 Implementation of Partial Fill Functionality 
June 1, 2008  MSA 08-24  Maternal Infant Health Program Consent form (DCH-1190) and Prenatal Screener form (MSA-1200) 
May 22, 2008   MSA 08-23 

New Medicaid Provider Manual Chapters for School Based Services and School Based Services Random Moment Time Study, and the Elimination of the School Based Services Administrative Outreach and Transportation Programs.

May 2008  MSA 08-22 Sanctioned Providers Update 
May 1, 2008  MSA 08-21 Healthy Kids Dental Contract Expansion
April 2008  MSA 08-20 Sanctioned Providers Update 
April 1, 2008  MSA 08-19 CSHCS Non-Emergency Medical Transportation 
April 1, 2008  MSA 08-18 Disproportionate Share Hospital Eligibility Update 
March 31, 2008  MSA 08-17 Delay in Reporting Prescription Origin Code and Unit of Measure by Medicaid Health Plans 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-16 Update to the Medicaid Access to Care Initiative (MACI) Payment Schedule (Retracted per MSA 09-07) 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-15 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-14 Sanctioned Provider List 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-13 Provider Enrollment Changes 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-12 MDCH CHAMPS Web Page Re-Design 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-11 New Place of Service Code for Temporary Lodging; Clarification of Claim Completion for Service Facility Location; Claim Reporting Requirements for the Provider Tax Identification Number 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-10 Clarification of Medicaid Wheelchair Coverage Policy for Nursing Facility Residents 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-08 Policy Revision for Osteogenesis Stimulators 
March 1, 2008  MSA 08-07 Elimination of Unit Dose Fee Reimbursement 
February 22, 2008  MSA 08-09 Adult Benefits Waiver Enrollment 
February 2008  MSA 08-06 Sanctioned Providers Update 
February 1, 2008  MSA 08-05 Changes to Pharmacy Claim Submission Requirements 
February 1, 2008  MSA 08-04 Elimination of Dispensing Fees for Medical Supplies Covered Under the Pharmacy Benefit  
February 1, 2008  MSA 08-03 Tamper Resistant Prescription Pad Policy 
January 10, 2008  MSA 08-02 Six Month Extension in Reporting National Drug Codes by Outpatient Hospital Providers