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Medicaid Policy Bulletins

Policy Bulletins

This page contains policy bulletins issued in 2021. 

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 msadraftpolicy@michigan.gov 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 29, 2021 MSA 21-54 Clarification of Dialysis Treatment for the Emergency Services Only (ESO) Program
December 29, 2021 MSA 21-52 MDHHS Medicaid Provider Manual Chapter for the Home Help Program
December 29, 2021 MSA 21-51 Change to Licensing Requirements for Indian Health Service (IHS) Facilities Operating Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Programs
December 17, 2021 MSA 21-53 Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Encounters and Provider Enrollment
December 2, 2021 MSA 21-48 Revisions to the MI Choice Waiver Chapter of the Medicaid Provider Manual
December 1, 2021 MSA 21-49 Pharmacy Coverage of Anti-obesity Drug Products
December 1, 2021 MSA 21-47 Clinic Attending Provider Update
December 1, 2021 MSA 21-46 Addition of a Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection Screening Recommendation per the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Periodicity Schedule
December 1, 2021 MSA 21-45 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Change to Attending/Ordering/Referring Claim Editing; Changes to the MDHHS Medical Services Administration
December 1, 2021 MSA 21-44 Removal of Radiograph Requirement for Partial Dentures
November 30, 2021 MSA 21-50 COVID-19 Response: Updates to COVID-19 Testing Coverage
November 1, 2021 MSA 21-39 Establishment of Cost Reporting Requirements for Behavioral Health Service Providers Contracted/Affiliated with CMHSPs/PIHPs
November 1, 2021 MSA 21-38 Peer Support Specialist Certification
October 26, 2021 MSA 21-43 COVID-19 Response:  Changes to Non-available Bed Plan Policy
October 14, 2021 MSA 21-41 Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Encounters and Provider Enrollment
October 1, 2021 MSA 21-42 COVID-19 Response:  Clinic Reimbursement of COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Services Update
October 1, 2021 MSA 21-40 COVID-19 Response: Policy for COVID Relief (CR) Facilities to Treat COVID-19 Residents Requiring Nursing Facility Care in Limited Circumstances
October 1, 2021 MSA 21-36 Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Unmet Need Process
September 30, 2021 MSA 21-28 Coverage of Gender Affirmation Services
September 1, 2021 MSA 21-35 Updates to the MDHHS Medicaid Provider Manual; Code Updates
September 1, 2021 MSA 21-34 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration
August 30, 2021 MSA 21-12 COVID-19 Response:  Suspending Periodic Income Reviews for Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Beneficiaries
August 25, 2021 MSA 21-32 Tribal 638 Facilities - Alternative Payment Methodology for Prescriptions
August 17, 2021 MSA 21-33 Coverage of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) Testing
August 2, 2021 MSA 21-31 Sample Ophthalmic Frames
July 30, 2021 MSA 21-30 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Requirement for Providers
July 30, 2021 MSA 21-29 Billing Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Medical Supplies Delivered to Beneficiaries on the Day of Discharge from a Nursing Facility
July 30, 2021 MSA 21-27 Home Help Payment Policy for Client Facility Stay
July 30, 2021 MSA 21-26 COVID-19 Response: Update to Bulletin MSA 20-19
July 30, 2021 MSA 21-25 Opioid Health Home (OHH) Expansion
July 16, 2021 MSA 21-20 Behavioral Health Treatment
July 2, 2021 MSA 21-24 Asynchronous Telemedicine Services
July 2, 2021 MSA 21-19 Fee-for-Service Coverage of Alcohol Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services
July 1, 2021 MSA 21-23 Prior Authorization (PA) Requirements for Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators
July 1, 2021 MSA 21-22 Multi-Gene Panel Laboratory Tests
June 23, 2021 MSA 21-21 COVID-19 Response: Coverage of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 Infusions by Home Health Agencies
June 15, 2021 MSA 21-13 Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Encounters and Provider Enrollment
June 1, 2021 MSA 21-18 Updates to the Medicaid Provider Manual; Code Updates
June 1, 2021 MSA 21-11 Medicaid Provider Manual Chapter for Community Transition Services
May 4, 2021 MSA 21-17 COVID-19 Response:  Coverage of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 Infusions by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers
May 3, 2021 MSA 21-07 COVID-19 Response:  Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccine Services and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Drugs, Devices, and Biological Products for COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
April 30, 2021 MSA 21-14 COVID-19 Response:  Update to Bulletin MSA 20-37
April 30, 2021 MSA 21-15 Rate Update for Specified Pediatric Psychiatric Services
April 8, 2021 MSA 21-10 Vaccines for Children (VFC) Pharmacy Expansion
April 1, 2021 MSA 21-02 New Dental Chapter for the MDHHS Medicaid Provider Manual; Revised Denture Policy; Incomplete Procedures
March 23, 2021 MSA 21-04 COVID-19 Response:  Coverage of COVID-19 Vaccine Services - MI Health Link
March 4, 2021 MSA 21-06 COVID-19 Response: Hospital Remdesivir Add-on Payment
March 2, 2021 MSA 21-05 Updates to the MDHHS Medicaid Provider Manual
February 17, 2021 MSA 21-03 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Updates
February 2, 2021 MSA 20-81 COVID-19 Response:  Coverage of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Drugs, Devices and Biological Products for COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
February 1, 2021 MSA 20-49 COVID-19 Response:  Update to Bulletin MSA 20-17 - ICD-10-CM Coding Guidance and Exemption of Co-Pays for Services to Treat COVID-19
January 29, 2021 MSA 20-64 Update on Payment for Transportation Services by Portable X-ray Suppliers for Beneficiaries Residing in a Medicaid Nursing Facility
January 15, 2021 MSA 21-01 COVID-19 Response:  Update to Bulletin MSA-20-77