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Medicaid Policy Bulletins

Policy Bulletins

This page contains policy bulletins issued in 2020. 

For other years of approved Medicaid policy bulletins, click here.  

For Notices of Proposed Policy, click here.  

For Provider "L" Letters, click here. (Provider "L" letters do not represent promulgated policy and are provided to communicate new developments, information, policy clarifications, etc.)

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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 Subject
December 30, 2020 MSA 20-80

Updates to Genetic and Molecular Testing Authorization Requirements and New Authorization Request Form

December 23, 2020 MSA 20-75

COVID-19 Response: Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccine Services

December 22, 2020 MSA 20-79 COVID-19 Response: Policy for Care and Recovery Center (CRC) Bed Capacity Changes
December 4, 2020 MSA 20-74

COVID-19 Response: Tribal Health Centers and Tribal Federally Qualified Health Centers COVID-19 Specimen Collection; Clarification to MSA 20-57: COVID-19 Specimen Collection

December 1, 2020 MSA 20-76

COVID-19 Response: Care and Recovery Centers and COVID Relief Facilities 85% Occupancy Limitation Exemption

December 1, 2020 MSA 20-71 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Disposable Hearing Aid Battery Prescription Clarification
December 1, 2020 MSA 20-70

Nursing Facility Minimum Data Set (MDS) Submission

December 1, 2020 MSA 20-69 Enrolling Agency Caregivers in the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) in their Absence
December 1, 2020 MSA 20-55

Medicaid Provider Manual Chapter for Brain Injury Services

November 30, 2020 MSA 20-78

COVID-19 Response: Update to Bulletin MSA 20-73

November 25, 2020 MSA 20-77 COVID-19 Response: Policy for Hospital-Based Care and Recovery Centers (CRCs) to Treat COVID-19 Patients Requiring Nursing Facility Care
November 17, 2020 MSA 20-72 COVID-19 Response: Policy for Care and Recovery Centers (CRCs) to Treat COVID-19 Patients and Residents Requiring Nursing Facility Care
November 16, 2020 MSA 20-73 COVID-19 Response: Policy for COVID Relief (CR) Facilities to Treat COVID-19 Residents Requiring Nursing Facility Care in Limited Circumstances
November 4, 2020 MSA 20-30
October 30, 2020 MSA 20-68 Medical Verification for Transportation and Medical Transportation Statement Submissions
October 14, 2020 MSA 20-65 COVID-19 Response: Vaccine Services Updates
October 12, 2020 MSA 20-67 Coverage of Behavioral Health Services for the Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS) Benefit Plan
October 2, 2020 MSA 20-54 Plan of Care Requirement Update
October 1, 2020 MSA 20-63

Financial Eligibility for PACE Program

September 30, 2020 MSA 20-66 COVID-19 Response: Policy for Care and Recovery Centers (CRCs) to Treat COVID-19 Patients and Residents Requiring Nursing Facility Care
September 30, 2020 MSA 20-61 COVID-19 Response: Recission of Portions of Bulletin MSA 20-41
September 17, 2020 MSA 20-58 COVID-19 Response: Specialty Behavioral Health Supports and Services
September 2, 2020 MSA 20-62 COVID-19 Response: Correction to Bulletin MSA 20-35
September 1, 2020 MSA 20-60 Tribal 638 Facilities – Tribal Federally Qualified Health Center Alternative Payment Methodology, Telemedicine Service Provision Expansion
September 1, 2020 MSA 20-59 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Code Updates
August 12, 2020 MSA 20-56

COVID-19 Response: Recission of Portions of Bulletin MSA 20-28 – Executive Order 2020-61

August 12, 2020 MSA 20-53 COVID-19 Response: Telemedicine Policy Changes for Audiology Services
August 11, 2020 MSA 20-57

COVID-19 Response: COVID-19 Specimen Collection

August 7, 2020

MSA 20-37

COVID-19 Response: Suspending All Medicaid Renewals

July 31, 2020 MSA 20-52 COVID-19 Response: COVID-19 Test Ordering and Pharmacy Enrollment
July 31, 2020 MSA 20-50 Youth Peer Support Services
July 31, 2020 MSA 20-48 Behavioral Health Home (BHH)
July 31, 2020 MSA 20-31 Opioid Health Home (OHH)
July 31, 2020 MSA 20-26 Reimbursement for Custom Fabricated Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Wheelchair Seating when Beneficiary Dies Prior to Delivery
July 21, 2020 MSA 20-35 Medicaid Compliance with Interim Final Rule CMS 5531: Improving Care Planning for Medicaid Home Health Services; COVID-19 Response: Temporary Waiver of Beneficiary Signature for Home-Delivered DMEPOS
July 20, 2020 MSA 20-32 COVID-19 Response: Emergency Temporary Removal of Prior Authorization for Walking Boots and Wheelchair Batteries. Temporary Coverage of Spirometers for Cystic Fibrosis Beneficiaries in the Home Setting
July 20, 2020 MSA 20-25 COVID-19 Response: COVID-19 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplemental Billing Policy to Bulletin MSA 20-14
July 15, 2020 MSA 20-42

COVID-19 Response: Telemedicine Policy Rate Change; MI Care Team Health Action Plan Telemedicine Coverage

July 1, 2020 MSA 20-51 Implementation of a Single Preferred Drug List (PDL)
July 1, 2020 MSA 20-47 Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Mileage Rate Changes
July 1, 2020 MSA 20-46

Removal of Copayment for Drugs Used to Treat Substance Use Disorder (Including Tobacco Use Disorder)

July 1, 2020 MSA 20-38 Coverage of Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model Services
June 29, 2020 MSA 20-41 COVID-19 Response: Private Duty Nursing and Hospice Alternative Staffing Provisions; Virtual Supervisory Visits; Prior Authorization for Private Duty Nursing
June 4, 2020 MSA 20-45 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reimbursement Methodology Update
June 4, 2020 MSA 20-39 Rural Access Pool Restoration and Critical Access Hospital Reimbursement
June 1, 2020 MSA 20-43

Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport Clarification; Code Updates

June 1, 2020 MSA 20-11 Revisions to the Hearing Services and Elimination of the Hearing Aid Dealers Chapters of the Medicaid Provider Manual
May 21, 2020 MSA 20-33 No Copayment for Drugs Utilized as Opioid Antidotes
May 20, 2020 MSA 20-36 COVID-19 Response Policies: Clarification on Notice to Terminate Policies and Processes
May 20, 2020 MSA 20-34 COVID-19 Response: Telemedicine Reimbursement for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and Tribal Health Centers
May 11, 2020 MSA 20-40 COVID-19 Response: Emergency Services Only Beneficiaries and Coverage of Testing and Treatment of COVID-19
May 6, 2020 MSA 20-24 COVID-19 Response: Childrens Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Eligibility and Renewal Requirements
May 5, 2020 MSA 20-22 COVID-19 Response: Telemedicine Policy Changes, Updates to Coverage for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy
May 5, 2020 MSA 20-15

COVID-19 Response: Behavioral Health Telepractice; Telephone (Audio Only) Services

May 1, 2020 MSA 20-20 Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Methodology
April 30, 2020 MSA 20-28 COVID-19 Response: Temporary Suspension of Certain Provider Enrollment Requirements; Temporary Suspension of Certain Restrictions and Requirements of the Michigan Public Health Code
April 29, 2020 MSA 20-23 COVID-19 Response: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
April 29, 2020 MSA 20-21 COVID-19 Response: Limited Oral Evaluation via Telemedicine
April 28, 2020 MSA 20-10 Rescinding Work Requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan
April 16, 2020 MSA 20-27

COVID-19 Response: Policy for Designated COVID-19 Regional Hubs

April 6, 2020 MSA 20-19

COVID-19 Response: Suspending all Medicaid Closures

April 1, 2020 MSA 20-17

COVID-19 Response: Updated ICD-10-CM Coding Guidance; Update to COVID-19 Testing Coverage; Exemption of Co-Pays for Services to Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019

April 1, 2020 MSA 20-08

Rate Update for Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation Services

April 1, 2020 MSA 20-07 Rate Update for Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care and Intensive Care Services
March 27, 2020 MSA 20-18 COVID-19 Response: Relaxing of Hospital Transfer and Related Transportation Policy
March 26, 2020 MSA 20-14 COVID-19 Response: Home Delivery of Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies
March 25, 2020 MSA 20-16 COVID-19 Response: Options for the Use of Nursing Facility Beds
March 20, 2020 MSA 20-13 COVID-19 Response: Telemedicine Policy Expansion; Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs)/Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs) Implications
March 18, 2020 MSA 20-12 COVID-19 Response: Relaxing Face-to-Face Requirement
March 12, 2020 MSA 20-09 General Telemedicine Policy Changes; Updates to Existing Policy; Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Policy Changes
February 28, 2020 MSA 20-06 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Clarification on Co-Pays for Prescriptions Filled in a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Clinic, or Tribal Health Center
February 28, 2020 MSA 20-05 Government Provider Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Pool Increase
February 28, 2020 MSA 20-04

§1915(c) Renewal Applications for the Children’s Waiver Program (CWP), the Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW), and the Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SEDW)

January 31, 2020 MSA 20-03 Coverage of Active Pharmaceutical ingredients and Excipients
January 31, 2020 MSA 20-02 Updates to Limited License Psychologist Enrollment and Medicaid Fee-for-Service Billing Requirements
January 31, 2020 MSA 20-01 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Updates
January 2, 2020 MSA 19-38 Transportation Medical Verification & Provider Qualifications
January 2, 2020 MSA 19-37

Provider Enrollment Requirements for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Providers