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MHCP Provider Update PCA-10-01
MHCP to Conduct Annual Provider Renewal for all PCA Provider Agencies
March 31, 2010
The 2009 home care reform legislation requires that MHCP must review PCA agencies (including Medicare-certified/Class A-licensed agencies providing PCA services) once every year for continued enrollment. Starting in June 2010, MHCP will notify agencies of their annual provider agency renewal, including review requirements and a due date. Providers will have 30 days to submit required documentation to complete the annual review.
At a minimum, MHCP will require the following at each annual provider agency renewal:
PCA provider agencies must also meet ongoing requirements of other state agencies for Minnesota businesses.
MHCP will notify you through the MN–ITS Mailbox, Miscellaneous Received folder, PRVLTR file of your agency’s annual provider agency renewal. Do not submit forms and documents until you receive this notification in your PRVLTR file. MHCP will also use PRVLTR to request additional information, as necessary, during the annual provider agency renewal process.
Annual Provider Agency Renewal Schedule
MHCP will use the annual provider agency renewal schedule below, based on when the first staff from your agency attended and successfully completed one of the following Steps for Success (SFS) trainings:
In December 2010, MHCP will also begin annual reviews of PCA agencies whose staff did not attend a required SFS training.
If a PCA provider agency does not comply with annual provider agency renewal requirements, MHCP will notify the agency that it will:
After termination, a PCA provider agency that chooses to re-enroll with MHCP:
MHCP will send counties a report identifying current service authorization/agreements (SA) for providers who are no longer approved to provide PCA services. MHCP will send SA letters to recipients and providers showing the changes to the authorizations.
By January 1, 2011, PCA agencies must have required that its employees attend and successfully complete the following as appropriate:
When registering for the Steps for Success workshops, if an owner, managing employee or qualified professional name is not listed on the registration page, complete the appropriate enrollment form to add the person to the agency’s file, before registering the person for the appropriate workshop:
If you have questions about this information, call the MHCP Provider Call Center at (651) 431-2700 or 1-800-366-5411.
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