MHCP Provider News

June 26, 2017

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    MN–ITS and other system information

    Announcements and availability: Watch this space for information about MN–ITS functionality, technical information, scheduled downtimes and other systems notifications.

    Child & Teen Checkups

    Fluoride varnish application (FVA) code change: Effective July 1, 2017, primary care providers or those under the supervision of a treating primary care provider, may no longer use code D1206 for FVA. CPT code 99188 will be the only code for billing for FVA in the primary care provider setting.

    Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI)

    EIDBI Autism 101 training requirement change: DHS is replacing the current Autism 101 in-person training with an online, accessible training entitled ASD Strategies in Action. This training is in partnership with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).

    EIDBI agencies currently enrolled as Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) agencies, will still be allowed to submit their current CTSS training curriculum to DHS for consideration as a replacement to the required training until March 1, 2018. If DHS approves the agency’s CTSS training curriculum based on the outlined requirements, all Level III providers must complete the training by June 30, 2018. After June 30, 2018, all EIDBI Level III providers must complete the ASD Strategies in Action training as a part of the EIDBI individual provider training requirements.  

    Additional updates, including how to access the training, will be provided in July 2017. For a preview, see ASD Strategies in Action.


    Inpatient Hospitals

    Deadline extended for resubmitting inpatient claims: We are extending the deadline for resubmitting inpatient hospital claims that were denied during the claims reprocessing of fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) inpatient claims for hospital services. The original deadline was set at May 31, 2017. You may correct and resubmit claims that denied during the reprocessing through June 23, 2017. Refer to Inpatient Hospital Rebasing – Claims Reprocessing Summary (PDF) for complete information about resubmitting these claims.

    Mental Health

    Stakeholder discussion about diagnostic assessment requirement: The DHS Mental Health Division will host two stakeholder discussion opportunities pertaining to the WHODAS 2.0 as the current functional status component required in diagnostic assessment. DHS drafted a proposal in response to recent feedback obtained through a survey we sent. We would like to continue discussion and receive feedback about the drafted proposal. DHS encourages providers, payers, and recipients to attend; changes to the functional status requirement of the diagnostic assessment broadly impact mental health stakeholders.

    Register through the DHS TrainLink. Click on Class Schedules/Registration, then select Adult Mental Health-07/14/17 or 08/04/17 – Diagnostic Assessment Stakeholder Opportunity. Discussion opportunities will be on the dates indicated from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 5137 at 444 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN or at one of the videoconference sites listed. See more information on the TrainLink site. For more information, email Lucas Peterson at

    Children’s mental health certified family peer specialist rate increase: Children’s mental health providers offering mental health certified family peer specialist services will be eligible for a rate increase that will be effective retroactively to September 1, 2016. We will reprocess all claims with the new rate for dates of service from September 1, 2016, through May 16, 2017, when the system was updated with the new rate. We will update this announcement when we know the date you will see any adjustment on your remittance advice.

    Intensive Treatment in Foster Care Training Sessions: Are you interested in providing intensive treatment in foster care? If you are, you need to be certified and attend one of the “Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC) Applicant Provider Information Sessions.” You can read more in the bulletin Children’s Mental Health Announces New Service: Intensive Treatment in Foster Care.

    Sign up for the training through TrainLink. Session dates are August 22 and November 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Transportation Services

    MHCP will recoup claims submitted by and reimbursed to MHCP enrolled transportation providers for Mode 4 transports with dates of service on and after July 1, 2016. Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2016, the local county or tribal agencies began the coordination and reimbursement of all Mode 4–Assisted nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) services. These claims have been reprocessed. You will see the reprocessed claims on your June 27, 2017, remittance advice.

    Waiver and Alternative Care Programs

    Provider signature requirements for HCBS support plans: As of Jan. 6, 2017, the lead agency must obtain a signature from each home and community-based services provider (waiver and alternative care) for all new and updated support plans. The provider’s signature indicates their acknowledgement of the services and supports in the plan and their agreement to deliver those services and supports as outlined. In response to questions from lead agency staff and service providers DHS created the Community-Based Services Manual (CBSM) page, Provider-signature requirements for HCBS support plans, and updated the associated FAQ page.

    Waiver amendments: DHS received federal approval of a waiver amendment package that affects the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) and Developmental Disabilities (DD) waivers. See the policy changes and clarifications at Waiver amendments approved by CMS.

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