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CLAIM SUBMISSION

ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (EDI)

Care1st encourages you to submit your medical claims electronically.

Advantages include:

decreased submission costs

faster processing and reimbursement

allows for documentation of timely filing

EDI is for primary claims only with the exception of claims when a member’s primary insurance is ONECare and their secondary insurance is Care1st as our system automatically coordinates processing for these services submitted. Any other claims that require secondary payments must be submitted on paper with a copy of the primary remittance advice attached.

Medical (CMS 1500) Claims

Care1st works with Emdeon (WebMD) 800.215.4730 for acceptance of EDI CMS

1500 claims. Our Emdeon (WebMD) Payer I.D. is 57116.

Claims may be submitted electronically directly to Emdeon (WebMD) or from your clearinghouse to Emdeon (WebMD).

If you experience problems with your EDI submission, first contact your software vendor to validate the claim submissions and upon verification of successful submission, contact Emdeon directly at

800.215.4730.

Medical (UB-04) Claims

We work with SSI for acceptance of EDI UB-04 claims. Questions may be directed to SSI Help Desk at 800.880.3032.

Dental (J430D) Claims

Dental claims may be submitted electronically one of four ways:

Providers can also submit claims, check eligibility and confirm benefits through Advantica’s online provider portal. To register, go to www.advanticabenefits.com/providers and click on “Dental Provider

Registration”.

Directly to Emdeon or from your clearinghouse to Emdeon. Advantica works with Emdeon. Advantica’s Emdeon Payer I.D is 43168. To enroll, go to https://www.emdeondental.com/ and enter Advantica Payer ID 43168. If you are already enrolled, be sure to link your Emdeon account with the

Advantica Payer ID.

EHG – EDI Health Group, Inc. – DentalXChange. To

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enroll go to: http://www.dentalxchange.com/partners/WebClaim and click on

Services > Provider Services > Claims Connect > Get Started or call 800.576.6412 ext. 455. Advantica Payer ID 43168

Tesia. To enroll contact call 800.724.7240 or e-mail [email protected]

.

Visit the Tesia website at www.tesia.com

. Advantica Payer ID 43168.

Attachments such as x-rays (submitted as a TIF or JPG document) or reports may be submitted electronically via www.nea-fast.com

. You will receive an assigned NEA number to reference on the electronic claim submission.

To register with NEA simply go to

www.nea-fast.com

and click on “REGISTER

NOW”. Choose “Dental Online Registration”. Or you may register by phone at

800-782-5150 (Select Option 2).

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)

EFT allows payments to be electronically deposited directly into a designated bank account without the need to wait for the mail and then make a trip to the bank to deposit your check!

Providers also have the ability to view remits online; allowing no delay between receipt of dollars and the ability to post payment.

Medical/Behavioral Health Claims

The EFT form is available on our website under the Forms section of the Provider menu. If you do not have internet access, contact Provider Network Operations and we will provide you with the form.

Dental Claims

Advantica works with Emdeon:

Option

1:

To enroll for EFT online, register by visiting: https://www.emdeondental.com/ choose the “Providers” drop down menu at top of screen and then select “ePayment Enrollment”

Option 2: Contact an Emdeon Dental Enrollment representative to start their enrollment process by dialing 888.255.7293.

When prompted, enter Advantica Payer ID 43168. If you are already enrolled just link your Emdeon account with the Advantica Payer ID

HIPAA 5010 TRANSACTIONS

Care1st is compliant with the AHCCCS implementation timeline for all 5010 transactions. Trading partners are required to begin sending electronic transactions in the 5010 format. We encourage you to reach out to your respective clearinghouse

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to obtain specific instructions to ensure you understand how the changes with 5010 may impact your submissions and receipt of data. Some of the major changes with the 5010 claims submission process are listed below:

Service and billing address: The service and billing address must be the physical address associated with the NPI and can no longer be a post office box or lock box. The pay to address may still contain a post office box or lock box.

State and Postal Codes: State and zip codes are required when the address is in the US or Canada only. Postal codes must be a 9-digit code for billing and service location addresses.

Rendering tax identification number: The rendering provider tax identification number requirement has been removed. The only primary identification number allowed is the NPI. Secondary identification numbers are only for atypical providers (such as non-emergent transportation) and we recommend you use the G2 qualifier. The billing tax ID is still required.

Number of diagnosis codes on a claim: For electronic submissions, it is a requirement that diagnoses are reported with a maximum of 12 diagnosis codes per claim under the 5010 format and paper CMS 1500 submissions contain a maximum of 12 diagnosis codes per claim.

ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION REMINDER

ICD-10 replaces the current ICD-9 coding for the classification of disease or health condition, symptoms, and causes, used by hospitals, providers, and others, and is required to be implemented for outpatient dates of service on or after October 1,

2015 and inpatient dates of discharge on or after October 1, 2015.

Provider Information

Provider resources are available from CMS to help with the transition of

ICD-9 to ICD-10. The CMS link is http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ProviderResources.html.

ICD-10 is used for: o Diagnosis codes (ICD-10-CM) for all providers o Inpatient hospital procedures (ICD-10-PCS)

Provider documentation: o Codes must be supported by medical documentation and because

ICD-10 codes are more specific, more documentation may be necessary o Revenue may be impacted by specificity

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Claim Submissions

Claims for dates of service or dates of discharge on or before September 30,

2015 are submitted with ICD-9 codes.

Claims for dates of service or dates of discharge on or after October 1, 2015 are submitted with ICD-10 codes. o For example:

 UB04 claims with dates of service than span across 10/1 are submitted with ICD-10 codes.(recurring outpatient services, such as physical therapy, chemotherapy, etc, must be split for ongoing treatment that spans 10/01/15.

 CMS1500 claims must be split to submit services with dates of service 9/30/15 and prior with ICD-9 codes and services with dates of service 10/1/15 and after with ICD-10.

Claims for dates of service 10/1/15 and after may be billed with an ICD-10 code and can be processed without issue even if the authorization was obtained prior to 10/1/15 with an ICD-9 code(s).

Prior Auth Submissions

Authorization requests submitted on or before September 30, 2015 are submitted with ICD-9 codes.

Authorization requests submitted on or after October 1, 2015 are submitted with ICD-10 codes. o Please follow the guidelines above. Requests with incorrect coding will be pended for more information and delay the processing of your request and your request may be voided as incomplete if we are unable to obtain the proper coding information from your office.

CLAIM ADDRESSES

Medical Claims:

Direct CMS 1500 and UB-04 claim submissions to:

Attention Claims Department

2355 East Camelback Rd #300

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Dental Claims:

Direct dental claim submissions to:

Advantica

PO Box 8510

St. Louis, MO 63126

CLAIMS CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Medical Claims (CMS 1500 and UB-04 Claim Types):

Claim status can be checked 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at www.care1st.com/az .

Our Claims Customer Service Team is also available to assist you during the business hours listed below:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ph. 602.778.1800/866.560.4042 (options in order 5, 4).

Dental Claims:

Advantica manages the dental benefits provided to Care1st & ONECare members on behalf of Care1st.

Claim status can be checked 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at

Advantica’s website, www.advanticabenefits.com

.

For questions on dental claim submissions, contact Advantica directly at the following:

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Ph: 800.429.0495

CLAIM LIAISON

Our Claim Liaison is an excellent resource and is available to assist your office via phone, or in person with questions regarding claim submission and processing. The

Claim Liaison can be contacted directly at 602.778.1800 x1877.

REQUIRED ID NUMBERS

AHCCCS ID

A six-digit AHCCCS provider ID number is required in order to bill services to

Care1st. This number may be obtained by contacting the AHCCCS Provider

Registration unit at 602.417.7670, Option 5. In the event that a provider’s AHCCCS

ID number changes, the provider is responsible for notifying Care1st of this change.

FEDERAL TAX ID

The Provider must also report the Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) under which they will be paid. The Federal TIN (Employer Identification Number, EIN) must also be billed on the CMS 1500 form in Field 25.

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NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFICATION (NPI)

Care1st requires all providers to submit the rendering/servicing provider’s NPI on every claim. Care1st requires that when applicable, the prescribing, referring, attending and operating provider NPI(s) also be present on claim submissions.

Claims without the required NPI(s) will be denied.

Please work with your billing team to ensure that NPI(s) are submitted appropriately with each claim submission and call us if you have any questions or need assistance.

To apply for your Individual NPI and/or Organizational NPI online, go to www.nppes.cms.hhs.gov or contact National Provider Identifier Enumerator

Call Center 800.465.3203 to request a paper application.

If you have not yet notified Care1st of your NPI(s), please fax a copy of your

NPI(s) confirmation to Provider Network Operations at 602.778.1875.

Providers must also communicate their NPI(s) to AHCCCS Provider

Registration. A copy of the NPI Number Notification, along with the provider’s name, AHCCCS ID Number and signature of the provider or authorized signor may be mailed or fax to the following:

AHCCCS – Provider Registration

PO Box 25520

Mail Drop 8100

Phoenix, AZ 85002

Fax Number: 602.256.1474

BILLING FOR SERVICES RENDERED

CLAIM FORMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requires providers to submit all claims on the newest version of each claim form.

Practitioners – CMS 1500 (version 02/12)

Facilities – UB-04

Dental – J430D

Claims received April 1, 2014 and after must be submitted on the revised CMS1500

Claim Form (version 02/12). Claims submitted on the old claim form will be denied.

Services can be billed on one of three forms: the CMS 1500 claim form for professional services, the UB-04 for inpatient and outpatient facility services, dialysis, nursing home and hospice services or the J430D for dental services. All

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providers must submit claim forms as documentation of services rendered, even if the provider has a capitated agreement with the health plan for the service.

TIMELY FILING GUIDELINES

When Care1st is primary, the initial claim submission must be received within six months from the date of service.

Secondary claim submissions must include a copy of the primary payer’s remittance advice and be received within 60 days of the date of the primary payer’s remittance advice or six months from the date of service, whichever is greater.

Acceptable proof of timely filing documentation must establish that Care1st or its agent has received a claim or claim related correspondence

 Acceptable examples of proof of timely filing include:

Signed courier routing form documenting the specific documents contained

Certified mail receipt that can be specifically tied to a claim or related correspondence

Successful fax transmittal confirmation sheet documenting the specific documents faxed

Acceptable confirmation report from Emdeon (our sole electronic clearinghouse) documenting successful transmittal

 Unacceptable examples of proof of timely filing include:

Provider billing history

Any form or receipt that cannot be specifically tied to a claim or related correspondence

Acceptance confirmation report from any electronic clearinghouse other than Emdeon

DUPLICATE CLAIMS

Care1st receives a large number of duplicate claim submissions as a result of claims being frequently resubmitted within 30 days from the date of initial submission.

To avoid duplicate claims, we recommend

validating claims status after 14 days following submission and

allowing 60 days prior to resubmission of a claim. The

60 days allows us to meet our goal of paying claims within 30 days from the date of receipt and also allows enough time for billing staff to post payments.

Resubmission of claims prior to 60 days causes slower payment turnaround times.

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Verify claim status prior to resubmitting a claim. Your claim status can be verified

24-hours a day, seven days a week on our website. Minimizing duplicate submissions reduces your administrative costs.

SCANNING TIPS

All paper claims are input into our system using a process called data lifting.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Printing claims on a laser printer will create the best possible character quality

If a dot matrix printer must be used, please change the ribbon regularly

Courier 12 pitch non proportional font is best for clean scanning

Use black ink for all claim submissions

Always attempt to ensure that clean character formation occurs when printing paper claims (i.e. one side of the letter/number is not

lighter/darker than the other side of the letter/number)

Ensure that the claim form is lined up properly within the printer prior to printing

If a stamp is required, refrain from red ink as this may be removed during the scanning process

Make every effort to not place additional stamps on the claim such as

8.

9. received dates, sent dates, medical records attached, resubmission, etc.

(characters on the claim from outside of the lined boxes have a tendency to “throw off” the registration of the characters within a box)

Use an original claim form as opposed to a copied claim form as much as possible

10.

Use a standard claim form as opposed to a form of your own creation

(individually created forms have a tendency to not line up correctly, prohibiting the claim from scanning cleanly)

REQUIRED CLAIM FIELDS

The “required” fields to be completed on a CMS 1500 Claim Form

*

are as follows:

9

9a

9b

9c

9d

10

12

13

14

Field Description

1a

2

3

5

Insurer’s I.D. Number

Patient’s Address

Patient’s Name (last, First, Middle Initial)

Patient’s Birth Date/Sex

Other Insurer’s Name

Other Insurer’s Policy or Group Number

Other Insurer’s Date of Birth/Sex

Employer’s Name or School Name

Insurance Plan Name or Program Name

Patient Condition Related to: a,b,c

Patient’s or Authorized Person’s Signature

Insurer’s or Authorized Person’s Signature

Date of Current Illness; Injury; Pregnancy

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17

17a

24j

25

28

31

32

17b

21

23

24a

24b

24d

24f

24g

33

Name of Referring Physician or Other Source

Other ID Number

NPI Number (only required if box 17 is populated)

Diagnosis or Nature of Illness or Injury 1,2,3,4

Prior Authorization Number

Date(s) of Service

Place of Service

Procedures, Service or Supplies

Charges (usual and customary amount(s))

Units

Rendering Provider’s NPI

Federal Tax ID Number or Social Security Number

Total Charge

Signature of Physician or Supplier and Provider Identification Number

Name and Address of Location Where Services were rendered – when the address in box 33 is not the address where services where rendered, box 32 must be populated with the service location.

Note: For transportation claims, the complete pick up and drop off address is required. If the Pick-

Up location is an area where there is no street address, enter a description of where the service was rendered (e.g. ‘crossroad of State Road 34 and 45’ or ‘exit near mile marker 265 on Interstate 80’)

Provider’s Facility Name, Supplier’s Billing Name (as registered with the IRS), Address, Zip code, and Phone Number

Provider’s Organizational NPI

33a

*

Operative reports, consult notes, consent forms and/or any other documentation required in order to determine reimbursement status of a claim must also be attached.

The “required” fields to be completed on a UB-04 Claim Form are as follows:

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

19-28

42

43

44

45

46

47

Field Description

1 Provider Name, Address, and Phone Number

3b

4

5

6

Medical Record Number

Bill Type

Federal Tax Number

Statement Covers Period

9 Patient Name

Patient Address

Patient Date of Birth

Patient Sex

Admission Date

Admission Hour

Type of Admission

Source of Admission (Inpatient and observation only)

Discharge Hour (Inpatient and observation only)

Patient Status (Inpatient and observation only)

Condition Codes

Revenue Code

Revenue Code Description

HCPCS/ Rates

Service Date – Required for outpatient billings with more than 1 DOS in box 6

Service Units

Total Charges by Revenue Code

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51

52

56

58

59

60

61

62

63

65

66

69

74

74 a-e

76

77

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Payer

Health Plan ID Number

Release of Information

Rendering Provider’s NPI (field required)

Insurer’s Name

Patient’s Relationship to Insured

Patient I.D. Number

Group Name

Insurance Group Number

Treatment Authorization Codes

Employer Name

Other Diagnosis Codes

Admitting Diagnosis Codes

Principal Procedure Code and Dates

Other Procedure Codes

Attending Physician Name (required for bill types 11x, 12x, 21x and 22x) and NPI Number

(required if name field is populated)

Operating Physician Name and NPI Number (NPI Number only required if name field is populated)

Other Physician Names and NPI Numbers (NPI Number only required if name field is populated)

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OTHER INSURANCE

Care1st is always the payor of last resort and is secondary to Medicare and all other third party carriers. When the patient has other insurance, the primary insurance carrier must be billed first. When a patient notifies the provider of other insurance,

Care1st must be notified. Please note that the allowed amount shall be based upon the lesser of Care1st’s or third party carrier’s fee schedule, less the paid amount by the third party carrier(s) any remaining balance shall be paid by Care1st as coordination of benefits. Please refer to our Prior Authorization Guidelines for prior authorization requirements. Prior authorization is required for some services when

Care1st is the secondary payer.

BALANCE DUE CLAIMS

When submitting a claim for balance due, the provider must include a complete copy of the claim along with the other insurance carrier’s Explanation of Benefits

(EOB) or Remittance Advice (RA), include the remark code/remittance comments section of the RA. Care1st must receive any balance due claim within 60 days of the receipt of the primary carrier’s EOB or RA or 180 days from the date of service, whichever is greater.

AHCCCS is the payor of last resort. If a member is enrolled with a Medicare Risk

HMO, the member should be directed to their Medicare Risk HMO. However, if the

Medicare Risk HMO does not authorize a Medicaid covered service, Care1st shall review the requested service for medical necessity and potentially elect to authorize it.

As the payor of last resort, Care1st has liability of benefits after all other third party payer benefits have been paid. Care1st will have no cost sharing obligation if

Medicare or the other insurance payment exceeds the Care1st allowed amount for the service.

If the services billed are not a benefit from Medicare or the other insurance plan,

Care1st may reimburse the procedure if the services are medically necessary. If

Medicare or the other insurance disallows a service for not being medical necessary or did not adhere to the primary insurance criteria Care1st will not be financially responsible.

When a member is ONECare primary and Care1st secondary our system will automatically coordinate processing for these services and submission of the primary remittance advice along with another claim will not be necessary. This is only when the member is both Care1st and ONECare. Please contact our Claims

Customer Service Team if you have not received a remittance advice for both lines of business within 90 days.

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COST SHARING MATRIX

Covered Services

Care1st In Out Of Prior Auth

Medicare only covered services

*

Responsibility

Cost Sharing responsibility for QMB Duals only

Network

N/A

Network

N/A

Required

NO

AHCCCS only-not covered by Medicare

AHCCCS and Medicare covered Services (except

Reimbursement for all medically necessary services

Cost sharing responsibility only

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES/NO

NO for emergent/pharmacy svcs)

Emergency Services Cost sharing responsibility only

YES YES NO

Pharmacy and Other Cost sharing responsibility YES NO YES/NO

Physician Ordered until member reaches

Services HMO Cap, then full reimbursement

*

Care1st is not responsible for cost sharing for Medicare Only Services for Non-

QMBs (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary, entitled to AHCCCS and Medicare Part A and B services).

CLAIMS RESUBMISSION POLICY

Resubmissions/reconsiderations must be received within the following time frames:

12 months from date of service

60 days of the date of recoupment or last adverse action, if greater than 12 months from the date of service

60 days from the date on the primary payer’s remittance advice, if greater that 12 months from the date of service

Note: Care1st will re-adjudicate claims re-submitted by providers if an initial claim was filed within the original prescribed submission deadline of six months from the date of service.

RESUBMISSIONS/CORRECTED CLAIMS

When submitting a corrected claim, please include an attachment indicating the reason for resubmission along with the corrected claim/resubmission and the original claim number to expedite handling. If you feel that you have identified a billing issue that may result in a larger volume of resubmissions, please work directly with your Provider Network Representative or our Claims Liaison.

DUPLICATE OR ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS

Providers will refund promptly to Care1st any payment incorrectly collected from

Care1st for services for which another carrier or entity has or should have primary responsibility. In the event of any overpayment, erroneous payment, duplicate payments or other payment of an amount in excess of which the provider is entitled,

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Care1st may, in addition to any other remedy, recover the same by offsetting the amount overpaid against current and future reimbursements due to the Provider.

EXPLANATION OF REMITTANCE ADVICE

The Remittance Advice (RA) is an explanation of the payment arrangements that is sent out with the claims payment to the provider. The report identifies key payment information. If you have any questions regarding a RA, please contact Claims

Customer Service or Provider Network Operations.

REMITTANCE ADVICE COLUMNS AND DESCRIPTIONS

The following are the report columns and descriptions included in the RA:

Company

Vendor/Subscriber

Vendor No.

Check No.

Payment

Member

Document Number

Invoice Number

Date Approved

Number, name, address, and telephone number of the company defined in the general ledger on the Company Name and Address Maintenance screen and assigned to the LOB on the Enter/Update Line-of-Business Codes screen.

Name and address of either the vendor or subscriber, depending on who is being paid for the claim. The vendor is defined on the Enter/Update Vendors screen and entered on the Enter/Update General Claims screen. The subscriber information is defined either on the Enroll Subscribers screen or the Enroll Additional Members screen.

The code identifying the claim vendor defined on the Enter/Update Vendors screen and entered on the Enter/Update General Claims screen. If the vendor has multiple addresses, “*An” displays to the right of the vendor number, where n represents the vendor’s address number used.

The check number pulled from the MASTER. CLAIM file.

The amount being paid by the check. The payment amount is pulled from the

MASTER. CLAIM file.

The claim document number defined either during claim entry on the Enter/Update

General Claims screen or during claim entry of the Batch Claims Entry screen or while running the Load/Adjudicate General Claim Hold File program.

The claim invoice number taken from the CONSTANT file and entered on the

Enter/Update General Claims screen.

The approval date of the general claim. The claim is approved on the Enter/Update

General Claims screen and the date is stored in the MASTER.CLAIM file.

The member’s number and name defined either on the Enroll Subscribers screen or the Enroll Additional Members screen.

Procedure

Qty

Req. Amt

The claim document number defined either during claim entry on the Enter/Update

General Claims screen or during claim entry of the Batch Claims Entry screen or while running the Load/Adjudicate General Claim Hold File program.

The number of times the procedure was performed between the From and thru dates.

This information is entered on the Procedure Information screen.

The requested amount for the procedure entered on the Procedure Information screen.

Elig. Amt

COB. Amt

W. Hold

The eligible amount for the procedure. The eligible amount is The lesser of the requested amount or the maximum allowable amount, both of which are entered on the Procedure Information screen.

The coordination of benefits amount entered on the Procedure Information screen.

The amount withheld by the health care organization from the payment amount. The amount withheld is based on the agreement made with the vendor, provider, or LOB and is entered on the Procedure Information screen.

Discount The amount withheld by the health care organization for discounts. This is also based on the agreements made with the vendor, provider, or LOB. The discount is defined on the Regional Vendor Information screen and entered on the Procedure

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Copay

Information screen.

The amount the member paid for copayment defined on the Copay/Coinsurance

Maintenance screen and entered on the Procedure Information screen.

CLAIM PAYMENT DETAIL

Provider/ Member

Payment

The provider code, or the member number and name of the person who should receive the corresponding payment amount. Provider codes are defined on the

Enter/Update Provider Codes screen and entered on the Enter/Update General

Claims screen. Member numbers are defined either on the Enroll Subscribers screen or the Enroll Additional Members screen and entered on the Enter/Update General

Claims screen.

The payment amount due to the provider or member. This amount is entered on the

Enter/Update General Claims screen.

OTHER A/P TRANSACTIONS

Invoice No. Invoice number (defined on the Enter Invoices screen) or memo number (defined on the Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen).

Type

Date Approved

Description

Amount

Payment

Less Discount

Total Transactions

The batch source of the invoice or memo. The type is defined on either the Enter

Invoices screen or the Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen.

The invoice or memo approval date defined on either the Enter Invoices screen or the

Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen.

The invoice or memo description defined on either the Enter Invoices screen or the

Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen. If the invoice was for a capitation payment, the comment will be “*Capitation Payment*.”

The invoice or memo total amount defined on either the Enter Invoices screen or the

Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen.

The invoice or memo payment amount defined on either the Enter Invoices screen or the Debit and Credit Memo Entry screen.

The total discount amount of the invoices and memos.

The total payment amount of A/P invoices and memos that affect the amount of the check for the vendor or family.

REMITTANCE ADVICES AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

Medical

For your convenience, remittance advices are available for reviewing and printing on our website minimizing delay between receipt of dollars and the ability to post payment. Contact Provider Network Operations to obtain a login or confirm your login status.

Dental

Advantica selected Emdeon as its electronic remittance advice (ERA) reporting partner. There is no cost to you to use these services and enrollment is free! To enroll in Emdeon ePayment, visit www.emdeondental.com

to create a Dental

Provider Services (DPS) account. If you have questions about the enrollment process, please call Emdeon at 888.255.7293.

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PRIOR PERIOD COVERAGE

Prior Period Coverage (PPC) extends from the beginning date of an

AHCCCS recipient’s eligibility to the date prior to the recipient’s date of enrollment with Care1st. Care1st reimburses providers for covered services rendered to eligible members in accordance with AHCCCS guidelines.

Verify PPC by looking for rates codes with 3 numbers and a letter.

Providers have six (6) months from the day member eligibility is entered to submit PPC claims.

There are no prior authorization requirements during the PPC time frame.

The Plan is responsible for reimbursing providers only for medically necessary services rendered during the PPC period. If the plan denies an inpatient hospital stay for lack of medical necessity the entire stay will not be paid for either the PPC or prospective time period.

Prior authorization requirements do apply in accordance with the provider’s contract once prospective enrollment begins.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Critical Care (99291) is payable for the first hour. Code 99292 (additional

½ hour) is also payable with documentation (medical notes) and time, if deemed appropriate by Care1st.

When box 31 on the CMS 1500 form has “Signature on File,” this is acceptable as long as the processor can determine the servicing provider.

When only the group name appears in Box 33 and the processor is unable to determine the servicing provider, the claim will be denied. Box 33 should always indicate the facility name as provided to the IRS, AHCCCS, and

Care1st.

If the same service is performed on the same day and by the same provider, the claim must be submitted with the applicable modifier and supporting documentation attached.

If a claim is received with dates of service that fall after the received date the entire claim will be denied.

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Diagnosis codes that require a 4th or 5th digit will be denied if not submitted with appropriate code. Care1st never changes or alters a diagnosis code.

MODIFIERS

Valid and approved AHCCCS modifiers should be used when submitting claims to

Care1st. Claims that are submitted with an inappropriate or missing modifier will be denied. The following are a few commonly used modifiers and tips on appropriate usage:

MODIFIER 25 (Separate identifiable E&M service)

When an EPSDT visit (99381-99385 or 99391-99395) is performed in conjunction with a sick visit (99201-99245) for members less than 21 years of age, modifier 25 is required on the sick visit CPT code in order to be reimbursed for both the EPSDT visit and the sick visit. If both visits are performed in conjunction with VFC immunizations, the modifier 25 is required on both the E&M and EPSDT codes.

Modifier EP is required on the EPSDT visit code. The sick visit is reimbursed at

50% of the applicable fee schedule [during the 2013-2014 parity project sick visits will be reimbursed at 100% of the applicable fee schedule]. Please remember that both visits must be billed on the same claim form. See the SL modifier section below for an example of how to bill a sick visit, EPSDT visit and VFC vaccine administration.

EP MODIFIER (Care1st AHCCCS)

Modifier EP is billed in conjunction with 96110 for reimbursement of developmental testing utilizing any of the three AHCCCS approved Developmental

Tool: PEDS Tool, MCHAT or ASQ. Providers must first complete the training for the tool that is utilized to be eligible for reimbursement for this service

.

Effective April 1, 2014, the EP modifier is also required on preventative EPSDT services (CPT codes 99381-99385, 99391-99395) and to designate all services related to the EPSDT well child visit, including routine vision and hearing screenings. For more information, see our blast fax communication from August 28,

2014 on our website and the AHCCCS Medical Policy Manual (AMPM) Chapter

400 Policy 430-29 Section H. See the SL modifier section below for an example of how to bill a sick visit, EPSDT visit and VFC vaccine administration

SL MODIFIER (State supplied vaccine) (Care1st AHCCCS)

Vaccines administered to members under the age of 19 are ordered through the

Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. For a complete listing of eligible VFC codes, refer to www.azdhs.gov/phs/immun/act_aipo.htm

. Vaccines supplied through the

VFC program are billed with modifier SL in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

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CLAIM EXAMPLE: Billing sick visit, EPSDT visit and vaccine code(s) for single date of service:

Patient (under the age of 19) makes appointment because of an earache. Office determines it is time for EPSDT evaluation and vaccine. Office bills:

Both the sick and well diagnosis codes

Sick visit is billed with appropriate E&M (99201-99245) with modifier 25

EPSDT visit is billed with appropriate E&M (99381-99385 or 99391-99395) with modifier 25 and modifier EP

Vision screening is performed as part of the EPSDT visit (92015) with modifier EP

VFC vaccine code is billed with the applicable NDC and the SL modifier

Vaccine administration code is billed with the SL modifier

MODIFIER 50 (bilateral procedure)

Modifier 50 is required for all bilateral procedures. Please refer to the current coding guidelines for a listing of appropriate bilateral procedures.

Bilateral procedures are billed on one line with 1 unit and the 50 modifier:

EXAMPLE:

Line 1: 69436, with “50” modifier, full dollar amount, 1 unit

Total payment: 150% of fee schedule

MODIFIER 59 (distinct procedural service)

Modifier 59 is required to identify a truly distinct and separate service and should not be used if the procedure is performed on the same site. When an already established modifier is appropriate, it should be used instead of modifier 59

(example modifier 91 for repeat clinical procedures). Care1st & ONECare apply

NCCI (National Correct Coding Initiative) bundling edits to claims. Claims submitted with modifier 59 are subject to medical review and office notes/operative reports are required with the claim submission for consideration. As a reminder, it is not appropriate to use this modifier with the following CPT ranges: 77421-77427 or

99201-99499. Effective 01/01/15 four new HCPCS modifiers to define subsets of the modifier 59 , used to define a “Distinct Procedural Service”, are available for use:

XE: Separate Encounter, A Service That Is Distinct Because It Occurred

During A Separate Encounter

XS: Separate Structure, A Service That Is Distinct Because It Was

Performed On A Separate Organ/Structure

XP: Separate Practitioner, A Service That Is Distinct Because It Was

Performed By A Different Practitioner

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XU: Unusual Non-Overlapping Service, The Use Of A Service That Is

Distinct Because It Does Not Overlap Usual Components Of The Main

Service

Similar to modifier 59, records to support the use of these modifiers are required for codes within the range 10000-69999 and 94640.

MODIFIER 76 (repeat procedure by same physician)

Modifier 76 is required to identify repeat procedures performed by the same physician. When multiple procedures are performed by the same provider, both services are submitted on the same claim.

Claims submitted with modifier 76 are subject to medical review and records are required with the claim submission in order to be considered.

MODIFIER 77 (repeat procedure by a different physician)

Modifier 77 is required to identify repeat procedures performed by different physicians. Claims submitted with modifier 77 are subject to medical review and records are required with the claim submission in order to be considered.

MODIFIER 91 (repeat clinical diagnostic laboratory test)

Modifier 91 is required to identify repeat procedures performed by the same physician. When multiple procedures are performed by the same provider, both services are submitted on the same claim. Claims submitted with modifier 91 are subject to medical review and records are required with the claim submission in order to be considered

MODIFIER SG (Ambulatory Surgical Center facility service)

Modifier SG is required on surgical procedures to identify the facility billing and is not used for professional services.

MODIFIERS QK, QX & QY (Anesthesia with CRNA oversight)

When anesthesia services are provided by a CRNA with oversight from a physician, the appropriate modifier is required (QK, QX, or QY).

Services are reimbursed to each provider (CRNA and supervising physician) at

50%.

ADDITIONAL MODIFIER CRITERIA

When a complete laboratory service is performed (both professional and technical component), the service should be billed on a single service line with no modifier.

Modifiers are required for all DME, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Ambulance services.

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When both the technical and professional component are performed by the same provider of service, the service code(s) should be billed on a single service line without a modifier, and not billed on two separate lines with the TC and 26 modifiers.

OPERATIVE REPORT

An operative report is required for the following surgical procedures:

Multiple procedures with a total allowed amount greater than $5000.00

Any surgical procedure billed with modifier(s) 59, 62, 66, 76, 77, or 78

Any unlisted procedures

Any surgical procedure billed for a higher level of care than originally prior authorized

REFUNDS

When submitting a refund, please include a copy of the remittance advice, a letter or memo explaining why you believe there is an overpayment, a check in the amount of the refund, and a copy of the primary payer’s remittance advice (if applicable).

If multiple claims are impacted, submit a copy of the applicable portion of the remittance advice for each claim and note the claim in question on the copy. When a refund is the result of a corrected claim, please submit the corrected claim with the refund check.

Refunds are mailed to Care1st, Attention: Finance, 2355 E Camelback Rd, Suite

300, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

ANESTHESIA

Notes are required for all timed procedures and are subject to medical review. The specific anesthesia start and end time must be submitted on the CMS-1500 form.

The total number of minutes is required in the unit field (25G).

The following are not reimbursable:

00938

01997

62278

94656

94770

99100

99116

99135

P4

P5

P6

99140

P1

P2

P3

Consultations of other evaluation and management code on the same day as an anesthesia administration are not payable. Consultations provided the day

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before anesthesia services are payable separately when prior authorization is obtained.

Daily pain management following surgery is not a covered expense.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are reimbursed at 100% of the

AHCCCS fee schedule.

When services are provided by a CRNA and oversight is provided by a supervision physician, the applicable modifier must be submitted on each claim. The QX modifier is billed with the CRNA service when medical direction is provided by a physician. The QY modifier is billed by the supervising physician to indicate medical direction was provided to the CRNA.

The QK modifier is billed by the supervising physician to indicate that medical direction was provided to multiple concurrent anesthesia procedures.

As a reminder, the anesthesia record is required anytime the anesthesia starts and stops during a procedure.

ASSISTANT SURGEONS

Assistant surgeon bills are submitted with a modifier -80 or -81. These charges are reimbursed at 20% of the reimbursement rate of the assistant surgeon. Assistant surgeon charges submitted for a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist should be submitted with modifier AS.

DENTAL PROVIDERS

All dental providers must submit claims on the current ADA Dental Form. ADA dental codes, as published in the most current CDT manual, should be used for claims submission. Please include the information below on each claim to avoid delay in payment:

1. Member’s name

2. Member’s Medicaid number

3. Member’s date of birth

4. Rendering dentist’s name

5. Rendering dentist’s office location

6. Rendering dentist’s TIN

7. Rendering dentist’s NPI

8. Billed Amount

9. Date of service for each line submitted

10. Other Insurance Information

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11. Quadrants, arches, tooth numbers and surfaces for dental codes that require identification.

Please refer to Section VI Covered Services for detailed information regarding dental prior authorization requirements.

DIALYSIS

For facility billings, the type of bill must be 72x and the appropriate modifiers must be billed for the specific dialysis services.

Physicians do not require their own authorization. They may use facility authorization.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Canes, crutches, standard walkers, standard wheelchairs and supplies do not require an authorization when provided by a contracted provider.

Valid modifiers must be submitted with DME services to indicate NU (new) or RR (rental rate). Claims submitted without one of these modifiers will be denied.

ENHANCED RATES FOR PCP SERVICES

Section 1202 of the Affordable Care Act requires Medicaid to reimburse qualified

PCPs who provide primary care services and vaccine administration services at rates that are not less than the Medicare fee schedule in effect for 2013 and 2014, or, if greater, at the payment rates that would result from applying the 2009 Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor to the 2013 or 2014 Medicare payment rates. These reimbursement requirements apply to dates of service between January

1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.

To receive the enhanced payment, CMS requires that physicians meeting one of the required criteria provide a “self-attestation” to AHCCCS verifying they qualify for the enhanced payment through either the requisite board certification or the 60%

CPT code requirement. This means that before Care1st can provide an enhanced payment, the physician must submit an Attestation form to AHCCCS. Physicians that filed the required Attestation form on or before April 30, 2013 are paid the enhanced fee retroactively for dates of service January 1, 2013 forward for all primary care eligible services. Physicians that filed the required Attestation form on or after May 1, 2013 are paid the enhanced fee on a go forward basis from the time the successful Attestation form is received by AHCCCS.

The Attestation form for AHCCCS registered providers is available on the

AHCCCS website. Prior to completing the form, please review the information in

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the memo carefully. Links to the attestation page, the memo and general information are below:

1. Primary Care Provider Enhanced Fee Attestation page: http://www.azahcccs.gov/commercial/ProviderRegistration/pcpattestation.aspx

2. Primary Care Provider Enhanced Fee Attestation memo 2/19/13: http://www.azahcccs.gov/commercial/Downloads/rates/PCP_EnhancedPayments

Memo.pdf

3. General Information: http://www.azahcccs.gov/commercial/ProviderBilling/rates/PCSrates.aspx

EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS

Claims for emergent transportation, including transport transfer services to a higher level of care (such as member transfer from Skilled Nursing Facility to Hospital), must indicate Emergency in Box 24C. Emergent services do not require prior authorization; however non-emergent services must be authorized accordingly.

Inter-facility transports require authorization.

The appropriate modifier for ambulance services must also be billed.

Fractional mileage is now accepted by AHCCCS and should be billed on transport claims when applicable. The full pick up address (or location if an address is not available) and drop off address are required in box 32 for ambulance services.

If the pick up location is an area where there is no street address, enter a description of where the service was rendered (e.g. ‘crossroad of State Road 34 and 45’ or ‘exit near mile marker 265 on Interstate 80’).

Claims that do not contain this information will be denied.

For electronic claims, the pick up location must be billed in loop 2310E and the drop off location must be billed in loop 2310F. No trip ticket is required if these fields are populated correctly.

For paper claims, a trip ticket is required on each claim. Pick-up and drop-off requirements are as follows:

1. Pickup and/or drop off location = facility, i.e. hospital, SNF

Facility name, city, state, zip OR street address, city, state, zip required in box 32

2. Pick up and/or drop off location ≠ facility

Street address, city, state, zip required in box 32

3. Pick up location = area where there is NO street address

Description of where service was rendered (e.g. ‘crossroad of State Road 34 and 45’ or ‘exit near mile marker 265 on Interstate 80’) required in box 32

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Claims that do not contain the minimum requirements are denied.

Supplies provided during emergency transportation are to be billed by the ambulance service and not the supply company. Billable code range for supplies =

A0010- A0999. Supplies are billed with 1 unit.

Ambulance wait time is not a covered benefit.

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FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES

Authorization is NOT required for family planning services, but the diagnosis must indicate family planning.

Services not covered by AHCCCS for family planning include:

1. Services for the diagnosis or treatment of infertility

2. Abortion counseling

3. Abortions, unless one of the following conditions is met: a. The pregnant member suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself that would, as certified by a physician, place the member in danger of death unless the pregnancy is terminated. b. When the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest. c. The pregnancy termination is medically necessary according to the medical judgment of a licensed physician who attests that continuation of the pregnancy could reasonably be expected to pose a serious physical or mental health problem for the pregnant member by: i. Creating a serious physical or mental health problem for the pregnant member ii. Seriously impairing a bodily function of the pregnant member iii. Causing dysfunction of a bodily organ or part of the pregnant member, or iv. Preventing the pregnant member from obtaining treatment for a health problem

Care1st requires a completed Federal Consent Form for all voluntary sterilization procedures, including claims submitted for sterilization services provided during the recipient’s retro-eligibility period, prior period coverage (PPC). Federal consent is required for tubal ligations.

Federal consent requirements for voluntary sterilization require:

Thirty days, but not more than 180 days, must have passed between the date of informed consent and the date of sterilization, except in the case of a premature delivery or emergency abdominal surgery.

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The recipient may be sterilized at the time of a premature delivery or emergency abdominal surgery if at least 72 hours have passed since the recipient gave informed consent for the sterilization.

In the case of premature delivery, the informed consent must have been given at least 30 days before the expected date of delivery.

The person securing the informed consent and the physician performing the sterilization procedure must sign and date the consent form.

The surgeon involved with the sterilization procedure must submit a copy of the signed Federal Consent Form.

The recipient must be at last 21 years of age at the time the consent is signed.

FQHC/RHC PPS RATE

AHCCCS health plans reimburse FQHC/RHC claims at the PPS rate in accordance with AHCCCS billing requirements.

There are specific requirements for reimbursement, which are posted to the

AHCCCS website in Chapter 10 FQHC/RHC Addendum of the AHCCCS Fee-for-

Service Provider Manual. Please reference this Chapter for important claim submission details.

Reminders:

1. The billed amount for the T1015 must be greater than or equal to the PPS rate or lesser of is applied

2. The rendering provider on the claim is the FQHC not the practitioner. The site specific NPI and/or the FQHC entity name is placed in the following fields of the claim:

Medical Paper

Claims

Dental Paper

Claims

Medical & Dental EDI

Claims

Box 24J and 32 Box 54 and 56 Loop 2310B and 2310C

3. The participating/performing practitioner information is listed the following fields of the claim:

Medical Paper

Claims

Box 19

Dental Paper

Claims

Box 35

Medical & Dental EDI

Claims

Loop 2300 NTE segment

4. Services provided in some places of service outside the FQHC/RHC, i.e. services rendered in an inpatient hospital setting, should be billed under the servicing practitioner vs. the FQHC/RHC

5. When submitting a paper claim, populate box 31 on medical and box 53 on dental claims with ‘Signature on file’.

6. At a minimum, there should at least be 2 codes billed. The T1015 and the actual service(s) rendered

7. For maternity claims:

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o All prenatal and post-partum visits should be billed by the

FQHC/RHC site and will be paid the PPS rate o The delivery is billed under the practitioner that performed the delivery

8. Coordination with other primary insurance is applied to the whole claim to determine secondary payment

9. For members that have ONECare (Medicare) and Care1st coverage, the secondary claim must be submitted to Care1st on paper with a copy of the

ONECare remittance advice.

HOME HEALTH

Nursing supplies are not considered routine. All supplies require prior authorization to be reimbursed.

Any nursing visits not included in the per diem (more than one per month) or visits longer than two hours must be authorized by the case manager for reimbursement.

HOSPICE SERVICES

Services must be billed on a UB-04 claim form using bill types 81x, 82x, the third digit must be 1 through 4 or 6 through 8.

All UB-04 hospice/end of life claims require itemization, unless

Medicare is primary.

Care1st reimbursement rates for the four levels of service are allinclusive rates that include durable medical equipment, medication and other health care services (physician) related to the recipient’s terminal illness.

IMMUNIZATIONS/INJECTABLES

VACCINE FOR CHILDREN (VFC) PROGRAM

PCPs rendering services to children under the age of 19 and covered by AHCCCS must participate in the VFC program and coordinate with the Arizona Department of

Health Service Vaccines for Children (VFC) program in the delivery of immunization services. Through the VFC program, the federal government purchases and makes available to the states, free of charge, vaccines for children under the age of 19 who are Title XIX eligible, Native American, or Alaskan Native, not insured, or whose insurance does not cover immunizations.

Immunizations must be provided according to the Advisory Committee on

Immunization Practices Recommended Schedule which is found at

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www.cdc.gov/vaccines or on our website www.care1st.com/az (See Practice &

Preventive Health Guidelines under the Provider menu). For more information regarding the VFC program or to enroll as a VFC provider please call the Vaccine

Center at 602.364.3642. The VFC program updates its covered vaccines as needed.

For a complete listing of eligible VFC codes, refer to http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/immun/act_aipo.htm#vfc .

When E&M services and VFC services are performed on the same day, billing for these services are submitted on the same claim. One administration fee is reimbursed for each immunization, including combination vaccines. To receive reimbursement for the administration of a VFC vaccine, bill the vaccine CPT code

(including the NDC) with an SL modifier and the applicable vaccine administration code with an SL modifier. Administration fees should be billed on a single line, with the appropriate number of units.

OTHER INJECTABLES

Vitamin B-12 injections (J3420) are payable for diagnosis codes 266.x,

281.0 and 579.8 only and must be billed with the applicable NDC.

J3490 (unclassified drug code) requires description & dosage and should only be used if there is no other appropriate code. A description of the specific drug is required along with the applicable NDC.

DRUG BILLING/NATIONAL DRUG CODE (NDC)

AHCCCS implemented new billing requirements for drugs administered in outpatient clinical settings in accordance with Federal Deficit Reduction Act of

2005. All paper and electronic UB-04 and CMS 1500 claims must include the appropriate National Drug Code (NDC) number on claims for payments for drugs administered in an outpatient setting.

NDC is billed with an N4 qualifier when submitted electronically and must be billed in the following format: With 11 digits for the NDC, the unit of measure (F2, GR,

ML, or UN) and the quantity ( examples: N411111111111 F210 for electronic submission or

11111111111 F210 for paper submission

)

Claim lines billed without the NDC code are denied.

For more information, please visit: www.azahcccs.gov/commercial/Downloads/FINALSTAKEHOLDERJCODEMEM

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LABORATORY

PCPs and Specialists may bill in office labs based on the Clinical Laboratory

Improvement Amendments (CLIA) test complexity categorization provisions utilized by AHCCCS. In order for a lab to be payable, the lab must be allowed by

AHCCCS to be performed in POS 11. Practices with CLIA certifications must ensure that each CLIA certification is on file at AHCCCS for each provider and that each provider has an agency code of 200 noted on the AHCCCS PR020

Licenses/Certifications screen. All other laboratory services must be performed by

Sonora Quest.

Sonora Quest patient service locations are available at www.sonoraquest.com

by clicking on the patient service center locator tab. Web-based patient service center appointment scheduling is also available and offers members the ability to schedule an appointment for a convenient day and time, resulting in reduced wait time upon arrival at a patient service center. The web based scheduling system is available 24 hours per day. Walk-in appointments are still available during scheduled hours of operation as well, although appointments are encouraged.

MATERNITY SERVICES

When submitting prenatal care and delivery claims, the following guidelines and coding procedures will apply:

Prior Authorization for total OB packages must be requested within 30 days of pregnancy confirmation.

Care1st reimburses obstetrical care as a total OB (TOB) package. To qualify for a

TOB package, a minimum of 5 ante partum visits must be rendered in addition to the delivery. To confirm this requirement was satisfied, the appropriate delivery CPT procedure code is billed in addition to the ante partum visits. Ante partum and post partum visits are billed with the appropriate E&M CPT code (99211-99215) on individual service lines with 1 in the ‘units’ field for each date of service.

AHCCCS requires health plans to collect all dates of service for obstetrical care.

This change does not impact policies related to global billing, however it requires that all dates of service must be reported on the claim [AMPM Policy 410 Section

D(3)(f)]. Consequently, each ante partum date of service must be billed individually. Claims received November 1, 2014 and later that are not billed in this format will be denied.

Total OB Example:

OB physician performs 6 ante partum visits between January 1 and April 30 and delivery occurs May 5.

Line 1: Appropriate total OB care delivery CPT code

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*Line 2: 1 st

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 3: 2 nd

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 4: 3 rd

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 5: 4 th

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 6: 5 th

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 7: 6 th

Ante partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code

*Line 8: Post partum visit billed with the date of service and E&M CPT code. Claims for the total OB package can be billed prior to the post partum

visit being rendered. Please be sure to submit the post partum visit once it is completed.

*Each visit must be billed on a separate line with the specific date of service and a unit of 1.

All services included in the TOB package are billed with the delivery.

Reimbursement is made on the total OB care delivery CPT code.

To report services related to maternity care, use the appropriate CPT-4 office visit codes and the appropriate ICD-10-CM pregnancy diagnosis codes.

Prenatal care can be billed as fee-for-service if patient transfers to a high risk OB doctor or patient terminates from Care1st.

Pregnant women up to 21 years and younger are required to have an EPSDT visit.

This visit should be billed with the appropriate date of service and $0.00 amount at the time the total OB package is billed. This service should be billed on a separate line from the prenatal visits.

CPT PROCEDURE CODES, VAGINAL DELIVERY

59400 Package Routine obstetric care including antepartum care (a minimum of five visits), vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps) and postpartum care. Total OB package should be billed after delivery.

59409 Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy), forceps or breech delivery. Use when there are fewer than five prenatal visits and total OB authorization was obtained.

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59410 Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy), forceps or breech delivery including postpartum care. Use when there are fewer than five prenatal visits and total OB authorization was obtained.

59610 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy, and/or forceps) and postpartum care, after previous cesarean delivery.

CPT PROCEDURE CODES, CESAREAN DELIVERY

59510 Package Routine obstetric care including antepartum care (a minimum of five visits), cesarean delivery, and postpartum care. Total OB care should be billed after delivery.

59514 Cesarean delivery only with no postpartum or antepartum care. Use when there are fewer than five prenatal visits and total OB authorization was obtained.

59515 Cesarean delivery only including postpartum care. Use when there are fewer than five prenatal visits and total OB authorization was obtained.

59525 Subtotal or total hysterectomy after cesarean delivery.

59618 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, cesarean delivery, and postpartum care, following attempted vaginal delivery after previous cesarean delivery.

*Multiple births should be paid using the total OB code for the first birth and the delivery only code with a 51 modifier for subsequent births.

LABOR AND DELIVERY

Providers should use ASA code:

00857 Continuous epidural analgesia for labor and cesarean section

00955 Continuous epidural analgesia for labor and vaginal delivery

00850 Base (7) + time for cesarean section-8 total time units max

00946 Base (5) + time for vaginal delivery-8 total time units max

01960 Anesthesia for vaginal delivery only-8 total time units max

01961 Cesarean delivery only-8 total time units max

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01967 Neuraxial labor analgesia/anesthesia for planned vaginal delivery-8 total time units max

01968 Cesarean delivery following neuraxial labor analgesia/anesthesia-8 total time units max

01969 Cesarean hysterectomy following-8 total time units max

OB anesthesia does not require documentation. We pay the base units plus a maximum of 8 time units for labor and delivery anesthesia. Providers should not bill 01996 with anesthesia for delivery.

ADDITIONAL OB INFORMATION

If a provider different from the provider with the total OB authorization performs the delivery only, the provider with the total OB authorization shall be reimbursed for all prenatal visits on a fee-for-service basis. The prenatal visits should be submitted indicating each individual date of service and separate charges for each visit. Should provider change facility affiliation,

Care1st must be notified regarding disposition of members. The authorization may follow the physician but final billings must be initiated by each facility and each facility must indicate the dates of service and charges that apply. The physician’s facility that provides the delivery will be eligible for total OB reimbursement if the authorization is on file and the minimum numbers of visits have taken place.

A total OB authorization includes all prenatal visits and postpartum care

(including Prior Period Coverage dates). When a patient transfers care to another provider, a new OB auth must be obtained.

Any additional surgical procedures performed during the delivery admission must also be reported along with appropriate diagnosis. If a postpartum tubal ligation is performed, the signed consent form must be submitted with the claim.

Providers must list a span of dates for prenatal visits with total number of visits in the unit field on the CMS 1500 claim form.

No prior authorization is required for assistant surgeon services on cesareans.

Assistant surgeon services are not covered for vaginal deliveries, only for cesareans.

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OB claims need a minimum of five visits in order to qualify and be paid for a total OB package rate. If no prenatal visits are billed with total OB package codes 59400, 59510, 59610, or 59618 the claim will be denied.

If a claim indicates pregnancy terminated, patient transferred care, or patient moved out of state, the provider(s), total OB authorization will still cover all charges incurred up to that point to be paid fee-for-service. The reason for discontinuation of care should be indicated on the CMS 1500 form.

The operative report, prior authorization and the Federal consent form are required for sterilization services. Consent form must be signed 30 days prior to sterilization. Total Hysterectomies do not require an authorization if performed on an emergency basis and they never require a federal consent form.

2D OB ultrasounds (3 or more) require prior authorization

MID-LEVEL PROFESSIONALS (NP’S & PA’S)

NPs and PAs are reimbursed at the Care1st Midlevel Fee Schedule.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING TOOLS

AHCCCS approved developmental screening tools should be utilized for developmental screenings by all participating PCPs who care for EPSDT age members. PCPs must be trained in the use and scoring of the developmental screening tools, as indicated by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The developmental screening should be completed for EPSDT members during the 9 month, 18 month and 24 month EPSDT visits. A copy of the screening tool must be kept in the medical record.

Additional reimbursement may be received when:

1. One of the AHCCCS approved screening tools (listed below) is completed during a 9, 18 or 24 month EPSDT visit: a. Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) b. Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT-R/F) c. Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

2. PCP is trained in the use and scoring of the developmental screening tools, as indicated by the American Academy of Pediatrics;

3. The screening is billed separately from the EPSDT visit using CPT code

96110 with an EP modifier.

RADIOLOGY

Providers must bill with either a 26 (professional) or TC (technical) modifier for correct reimbursement. When billed with no modifier, provider is indicating they

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provided both the technical and professional services. All services performed for a specific service date or date span must be billed on a single claim.

SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (SNF)

The type of bill for facility billings must be 21x

Revenue codes for room & board for SNFs is 190-194 and 199

Medicare Part B Only does not cover respiratory therapy; it does cover occupational, physical and speech therapies.

Medicare Part B Only providers are required to itemize their charges, items covered by Medicare Part B need to be identified.

* SNF providers cannot bill with overlapping months.

SURGERY PROVIDERS

An operative report is required for the following surgical procedures:

1. Multiple procedures with a total allowed amount greater than

$5000.00

2. Any surgical procedure billed with modifier(s) 59, 62, 66, 76, 77, or 78

3. Any unlisted procedures

4.

Any surgical procedure billed for a higher level of care than originally prior authorized

Multiple procedures are paid at 100% of the applicable fee schedule for the first, and 50% of the applicable fee schedule for the next five procedures. When an operative report is required and not submitted, the claim will be denied for the operative report. Office procedures require office note’s if an OP report is not available. In order to eliminate any delay in payment, submit an OP Report with a surgery claim.

Planned surgeries require their own prior authorizations. Surgical trays

(A4550) are not reimbursable.

MEDICAL CLAIMS REVIEW

The Medical Management (MM) Department has assigned the medical claims analysis responsibility to the medical claims analysts who are responsible for reviewing and analyzing all claims deemed appropriate for retrospective review.

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The MM Department uses the following guidelines, criteria, and coding indexes to review a claim:

International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Edition (ICD-10)

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

CMS Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

Medicare Guidelines

Milliman Care Guidelines®

National Correct Coding Guide: Correct Coding Initiatives (CCI)

UB Editor

McKesson Claim Check

The following types of claims are reviewed by MM on a regular basis. Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change at any time.

All Level-V Emergency Medicine Physician charges

Inpatient claims that are set to pay at the inpatient outlier rate

Multiple and Bilateral Surgeries over $500.00

Inpatient PPC claims

Observation over 24-hours

Critical care

Prolonged services

Anesthesia unusual services

Unlisted/ By report procedures

As needed, the results of the MM analysis are forwarded to the CMO for review and decision. All identified claims that do not meet the criteria may be subject to denial or reduction of reimbursement and are reviewed by the CMO or designee. All cases of potential fraud or abuse are referred to AHCCCS in accordance with Care1st’s

Fraud and Abuse policy.

The outcomes and aggregate adjustments are compiled, tabulated and presented monthly to the MM Committee by the CMO.

If appropriate, members will be referred to MM for monitoring and assistance with continuity of the member’s care.

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