News Archives: 2020

     



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Important News about Women’s Health Services COVID-19 7/29/2020
CCS Service Code Groupings Update for COVID-19 Services HCPCS 7/21/2020
Extended Application Window for HHS Provider Relief Fund Distribution to Medi-Cal and California CHIP COVID-19 7/20/2020
Suicide Prevention Screening Resource Now Available COVID-19 7/20/2020
Fiscal Intermediary Technology Refresh Update Enhancements & Operations 7/16/2020
24/7 Free Medi-Nurse Call Line Launches for COVID-19 Questions: (877) 409-9052 COVID-19 7/15/2020
July Online Training Sessions Being Offered for Providers Outreach & Education 7/13/2020
New Medi-Cal Rx Web Portal Announcement and Outreach Schedule Pharmacy 7/10/2020
Presumptive Eligibility Determinations Affected by Medi-Cal Provider Website Slowdowns Enhancements & Operations 7/10/2020
Family PACT Retroactive Enrollments for Eligibility Transactions Family PACT 7/10/2020
New CPT® Code for COVID-19 Testing Added as a Medi-Cal Benefit COVID-19 7/10/2020
School District Provider Reimbursable Vaccines Claims 7/7/2020
September 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 7/2/2020
Checkwrite, Supplemental Claims Payment Information and Electronic Remittance Update Claims 7/1/2020
2020 Quarter 3 CPT and HCPCS Updates Not Yet Adopted HCPCS 6/30/2020
Implementation of New Every Woman Counts Data Entry Fields Postponed Every Woman Counts 6/29/2020
Checkwrite Pending Budget Enactment Billing 6/29/2020
July 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Cancelled Outreach & Education 6/29/2020
Medi-Cal Provider Website Restored Enhancements & Operations 6/22/2020
TAR Required for Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for COVID-19 Treatment COVID-19 6/19/2020
Updates to Medi-Cal Provider Website Latency Enhancements & Operations 6/19/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Common Content and Locations Enhancements & Operations 6/15/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Extended Replacement Downtime Scheduled Enhancements & Operations 6/9/2020
Temporary EFT Deposit Delay Claims 6/8/2020
Updated Every Woman Counts Covered Procedure Forms Every Woman Counts 6/5/2020
August 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 6/5/2020
Fiscal Year Two-Week Checkwrite Hold for Specific Provider Payments Billing 6/4/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Implementation Update and Helpful Reminders Enhancements & Operations 6/3/2020
Upcoming Medi-Cal Rx Transition Pharmacy 5/29/2020
EPC Delayed for Back-up Ventilator Codes HCPCS 5/27/2020
New Policy Changes to the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Program COVID-19 5/22/2020
New COVID-19 Specimen Collection Rate COVID-19 5/21/2020
MRI Breast Screening for Every Woman Counts Program Every Woman Counts 5/15/2020
New Pharmacy Benefit and Six-Prescription Limit Temporarily Suspended COVID-19 5/14/2020
Removed TAR Requirement for Select Cold/Cough and Acetaminophen Products COVID-19 5/14/2020
New Presumptive Eligibility for COVID-19: Aid Code – V2 COVID-19 5/13/2020
Additional Guidance on Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 5/12/2020
COVID-19 Specimen Collection is a New Medi-Cal Benefit COVID-19 5/12/2020
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing CPT and HCPCS Codes Updated HCPCS 5/6/2020
Split-Bill Modifiers Added for Myocardial Imaging Billing 5/5/2020
Correction to Split-Billed Radiology Reimbursement Rate Policy Rates 5/5/2020
Second Update to NCCI Quarterly Update for January 2020 HCPCS 5/5/2020
Substance Use Disorder Medication Flexibilities During COVID-19 Pharmacy 5/4/2020
July 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 5/4/2020
CLIA Waived Status Available to Certified Providers for COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 5/1/2020
Information for Indian Health Care Providers regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 4/30/2020
ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code for Vaping-Related Disorders Claims 4/28/2020
Resuming California's Deferred and Preventive Health Care COVID-19 4/28/2020
Delay to the Contracted Drug List Article Pharmacy 4/28/2020
Medi-Cal Single Subscriber Eligibility Restored DHCS Notice 4/27/2020
Temporary Suspension of In-Person Signature Requirement for Delivered Medications Pharmacy 4/27/2020
May 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Cancelled Outreach & Education 4/24/2020
Medi-Cal Rx Overview Pharmacy 4/24/2020
New HCPCS codes for COVID-19 Diagnosis COVID-19 4/22/2020
Notice to Providers Regarding the Special Billing of Zolgensma Claims Billing 4/22/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Implementation Postponed Enhancements & Operations 4/20/2020
Family PACT Provider FAQs during COVID-19 Family PACT 4/20/2020
New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Anti-body Testing COVID-19 4/17/2020
Implementation Delay for Split-Billed Radiology Services Rate Adjustment Rates 4/14/2020
Family PACT Update: DMPA-SQ Administration Guidelines Family PACT 4/14/2020
DMPA-SQ Administration Guidelines Update Pharmacy 4/9/2020
Updated Rate for New COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing CPT Code 87635 Rates 4/8/2020
Faxed Pharmacy TAR Receipts Pharmacy 4/7/2020
Off-label and Investigational Drugs to Treat COVID-19 Pharmacy 4/7/2020
CCS Service Code Groupings Update HCPCS 4/7/2020
Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Now Medi-Cal Benefit COVID-19 4/7/2020
June 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Training Webinars Outreach & Education 4/2/2020
Update to Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Family PACT Providers Family PACT 3/27/2020
Antihemophilic Factor VIII, Human, Koate Available Without a TAR Billing 3/26/2020
Medi-Cal Fee-For-Service (FFS) Pharmacy Benefit Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pharmacy 3/26/2020
Family PACT: Virtual/Telephonic Communications Family PACT 3/26/2020
Update to CPT® 2020 Pathology Codes HCPCS 3/23/2020
Utilization Management for Family PACT Providers During Coronavirus Family PACT 3/23/2020
Notice to Providers for the Cancellation of Upcoming Provider Seminars Outreach & Education 3/20/2020
COVID-19 Lab Tests are New Medi-Cal Benefits COVID-19 3/19/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Implementation Postponed Enhancements & Operations 3/17/2020
TAR Requirement Removed for HCPCS Codes A4335 and A6250 Billing 3/17/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Noted Changes and Actions Enhancements & Operations 3/11/2020
Breast & Cervical Cancer Treatment Program: Additional Form Instructions Forms 3/9/2020
May 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 3/5/2020
Electronic SAR Now Supports Attachments Claims 3/5/2020
Updates to Processing Delays for Podiatry Claims Claims 3/3/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website: Helpful Tips and First Steps Enhancements & Operations 3/2/2020
New Provider Web Page Coming Soon to the New Medi-Cal Provider Website Enhancements & Operations 2/26/2020
Every Woman Counts Income Eligibility Guidelines Update Every Woman Counts 2/26/2020
Long Term Care Rates Schedule Update Rates 2/25/2020
Medi-Cal Pharmacy Provider Self-Attestation Period Closing Soon Pharmacy 2/25/2020
Implementation of Supplemental Payment Program for NEMT Services Billing 2/24/2020
System Upgrades Scheduled for February 2020 Enhancements & Operations 2/14/2020
Processing Delays for Podiatry Claims Claims 2/7/2020
April 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 2/6/2020
CalHealthCares Application Deadline and Final Webinar DHCS Notice 2/3/2020
Implementation Delay for Restoring Podiatry Services as Benefit Claims 1/30/2020
Medical Supply Billing Codes Are Not Yet Updated to DME Supply Billing Codes Billing 1/30/2020
March 2020 Medi-Cal Seminar Outreach & Education 1/27/2020
Claims with Telehealth Modifier 95 Erroneously Denied Claims 1/27/2020
Adjustment of Laboratory Services Claims Due to Retroactive Rate Updates Claims 1/21/2020
Medi-Cal Pharmacy Provider Self-Attestation Portal Now Open Pharmacy 1/17/2020
March 5, 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 1/10/2020
Update to CCS and GHPP Drug/Nutritional Product Exceptions Pharmacy 1/8/2020
New Medi-Cal Provider Website Nearing Completion Enhancements & Operations 1/8/2020
Essure Permanent Birth Control Units Must be Returned by the End of 2019 Pharmacy 1/8/2020
AIDS Waiver Rate Update: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation HCPCS Code T2003 Claims 1/8/2020
February 2020 Medi-Cal Provider Seminar Outreach & Education 1/7/2020