Electronic Treatment Authorization Request (eTAR) Available January 15, 2007 for Select Providers
Effective January 15, 2007, the electronic Treatment Authorization Request (eTAR) submission process was made available for the following 11 Medi-Cal provider types and services:
|Beds||Orthotics and Prosthetics|
|Hearing Aids||Oxygen and Respiratory Equipment|
|Incontinence Supplies||Pumps (non-I.V.)|
|I.V. Equipment||Durable Medical Equipment – Other|
The eTAR submission process was made available October 2, 2006, for the following Medi-Cal provider types and services:
|Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program||Restricted Office Visits|
|Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) Program||Surgical/Other Procedures|
|Hyperbaric Oxygen||Transplant Acquisition|
The eTAR submission process was made available July 27, 2006 for the following Medi-Cal providers and services:
|Augmentative or Alternative Communication Services||Non-Pharmacy Issued Drugs|
|Adult Day Health Care Centers||Occupational Therapy|
|Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and
Treatment (EPSDT) Nutritional Services
|Heroin Detoxification||Respiratory Therapy|
|Home Health Agencies and Home and
|Hospice Care Program||Medical Transportation|
|Long Term Care|
Using the eTAR submission process, providers can create, update, inquire on and view responses for TARs online. Providers also have access to resources such as the "Code Search Tool” for code inquires. Using the eTAR system eliminates mail and paper processing time.
To use the eTAR system, providers must have a Medi-Cal Point of Service (POS) Network/Internet Agreement form on file. On January 15, 2007, 11 new provider types and services listed above with this form on file were automatically activated for eTAR submission. Providers can enter eTAR transactions by logging on to Transaction Services and clicking the “Online TAR Application” link.
Providers whose specific service type is not listed above should continue to refer to future Medi-Cal Updates. The eTAR system will be available for other provider and service types in future months.
Web-based, step-by-step eTAR instructions are available in the “Transaction Services” area by clicking the “eTAR Medical Tutorials” link.
Instructor-led training is available on a first-come, first-served basis for activated providers. Information about training sessions is listed below. Parking fees may apply.
Additional training sessions may be added. Check the Medi-Cal Web site weekly for updates.
February 6, 2007
February 20 or 21, 2007
March 27, 28, or 29, 2007
|These sessions do not include training for eTAR Pharmacy National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) or Request for Extension of Stay in Hospital (18-1) submissions.|