Methods of Submission Service Authorization Requests ... - KEPRO
INTEGRATED CARE MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Service Authorization for Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (Service Type 1020) Presented by: KePRO 1 Methods of Submission Service Authorization Requests to KePRO Please note that for Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital, all requests must be submitted via KePROs Atrezzo Connect System
To access Atrezzo Connect on KePROs website, go to http://dmas.kepro.com. Provider registration is required to use Atrezzo Connect. The registration process for providers happens immediately on-line From http://dmas.kepro.com, providers not already registered with Atrezzo Connect may click on Register to be prompted through the registration process. Newly registering providers will need their 10digit National Provider Identification (NPI) number and their most recent remittance advice date for YTD 1099 amount.
The Atrezzo Connect User Guide is available at http://dmas.kepro.com : Click on the Training tab, then the General tab. 2 Service Authorization Requests: Contact Information for KePRO/ DMAS Provider Information Providers with questions about KePROs Atrezzo Connect Provider Portal may contact KePRO by email at [email protected] For service authorization questions, providers may contact KePRO at
[email protected] KePRO may also be reached by phone at 1-888-827-2884, or via fax at 1877-OKBYFAX or 1-877-652-9329. 3 Provider Manual Copies Available COPIES OF MANUALS DMAS publishes electronic and printable copies of its Provider Manuals
and Medicaid Memoranda on the DMAS Web Portal at https://www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov/wps/portal. This link opens up a page that contains all of the various communications to providers, including Provider Manuals and Medicaid Memoranda. The Internet is the most efficient means to receive and review current provider information. If you do not have access to the Internet or would like a paper copy of a manual, you can order it by contacting: Commonwealth-Martin at 1-804-780-0076. A fee will be charged for the printing and mailing of the manual updates that are requested. 4 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Specialized Care - The Commonwealth of Virginia provides an increased reimbursement rate for nursing facility providers who enroll with the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)
to provide a higher level of care to nursing facility residents. The residents have complex medical needs which are above the needs to typical nursing facility residents. This program applies to both adults and pediatric members. Long Stay Hospital - DMAS also has an additional contract with two LSH providers to provide a higher level of care to members who would otherwise be in an acute care setting. Again, the residents have complex medical needs which are above the needs of typical nursing facility residents. This program also applies to both adults and pediatrics; however, the focus of the program is more pediatric in nature. 5 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Member Eligibility for SC/LSH Services: Members must be Medicaid eligible at the time of the request
otherwise the request will be rejected. Medicaid members eligible for SC/LSH services include: Members enrolled in an MCO ARE eligible for this service Members enrolled in FAMIS FFS, FAMIS Plus and FAMIS MCO ARE eligible for this service *Members will automatically be disenrolled from the MCO once the level of care line is generated in VaMMIS. 6 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Timeliness of Submission: Provider request for services must be submitted as follows:
Within three business days prior to the date of admission to the SC/LSH facility Within three business days after the date of admission to the SC/LSH facility Timeliness is waiver and requests are considered retrospective reviews if the: Members Medicaid covers is retro eligble Member has exhausted Medicare A Benefits and Medicaid is not primary Member has exhausted Private Insurance and Medicaid is now primary If the request is not retrospective review and is not submitted within the required timeframe, the request is authorized effective the date of receipt by KePRO and the earlier dates of service are denied for untimely submission
7 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Process for Requests Submitted Three Days Prior to the Date of Admission: For requests that are submitted three business days prior to the date of admission to the SC/LSH facility, the level of care line cannot be pre-dated. KePRO will automatically pend the request for the provider to respond within the required timeframe that the member has been admitted to the facility. KePRO will then process the case once the member has been admitted. If the provider does not respond within the required timeframe then the case will be denied. The provider may either appeal the pend denial with the correct admission date or submit a new request with the correct admission date if the member has been admitted to the
facility. 8 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Required Forms in Addition to Clinical Information: SPEC 100 SPEC 100 For any request submitted to the Contractor, providers must complete and submit this form. Under no circumstances are SC/LSH requests approved without the required form. Clinical information must also be submitted with all requests in order to establish and meet clinical criteria. Please note that an updated SPEC 100 form can be found on KePROs website at dmas.kepro.com. On the 3rd section of this form be sure to only pick one selection or the request will be pended back to the provider for clarification
9 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Required Forms in Addition to Clinical Information: SPEC 100 & Questionnaire: SC/LSH Questionnaire and SPEC 100 Providers must complete and submit these two forms for the scenarios listed below. Under no circumstances are SC/LSH requests approved without the required forms. Clinical information must also be submitted with all requests in order to establish and meet clinical criteria. New Admissions: All new admissions to SC/LSH facilities. This includes the member being discharged from one SC/LSH and being admitted into another SC/LSH within the same state. *This also applies to The Hospital for Sick Children in DC admissions. 10
Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Required Forms in Addition to Clinical Information: SPEC 100 & Questionnaire continued: Breaks in Service: Anytime there has been a break in service which is 30 days or greater, the request for specialized care/long stay hospital services are to be treated as a new admission. Anytime there has been a break in service which does not exceed 30 days, the request for specialized care/long stay hospital services are to be treated as a readmission to the program. A Break in Service could include a discharge out of the facility to services under the EDCD or Tech waivers, hospitalization, or discharge to the community with no continuation of any long term care services (such as waiver services). 11 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH)
Required Forms in Addition to Clinical Information: SPEC 100 & Questionnaire continued: Medicare A or Private Exhaust: When a member has exhausted Medicare A benefits or Private Pay Insurance and Medicaid is now primary. There is a section on the SPEC 100 form for providers to complete if the Members Medicare or private insurance has exhausted and the date of exhaustion. Out of State Admissions: If a member is transferring directly to a SC/LSH from out of state, it is the responsibility of the admitting SC/ LSH to ensure that the member meets nursing facility criteria and the SC/LSH criteria. NOTE**The Questionnaire can be found in Atrezzo Connect. In addition to the questionnaire, providers should also key in via direct data entry, any additional clinical in the free-space box when submitting prior authorization request via Atrezzo Connect. NOTE**If additional information is needed from the provider, the case is pended for 5 business days to allow the provider time to submit additional clinical
12 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) Criteria: SPEC 100 The provider must complete the DMAS Admission Authorization - Specialized Care Cover Sheet (SPEC-100), which must include the physicians signature certifying the need for SC/LSH and the admission date. The certification must be completed by the attending physician for the resident or by the Medical Director for the NF/LSH. Discharge documentation does not require the physicians signature or completion of a SPEC 100. Nursing Facility Criteria
In order to receive services under the SC/LSH program, the member must meet the established criteria for nursing facility placement. The questionnaire will determine whether nursing facility criteria has been met. The Nursing Facility Criteria Worksheet is a tool used to determine if the criteria has been met. Clinical Criteria to Meet Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital LOC Specialized Care and Long Stay Hospital facilities provide a higher level of care to nursing facility members. Therefore, members must meet the established criteria to determine complex medical care needs. Specialized Care and Long Stay Hospital criteria must be met in addition to Nursing Facility Criteria. 13 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH)
Only pick 1 for this section This is new and needs to be filled out or case could potentially be denied for untimely submission NEW!!!! 14 SC/LSH Questionnaire 15
SC/LSH Questionnaire 16 SC/LSH Questionnaire 17 SC/LSH Questionnaire 18 Service Authorization Information Specific to Specialized Care/Long Stay Hospital (SC/LSH) For Specialized Care and Long Stay Hospital requests: Providers must request the service(s) under Service Type 1020
Maximum duration for service authorizations are up to 365 days, 1 unit per day frequency For readmissions the duration for service authorization can be authorized using the readmission date up to 365 days, 1 unit per day For Medicare Exhaust and Private Pay Exhausts the date of service will begin with the date of exhaust on the Level of Care and Srv Auth file. 19 Memo Manual CFR -VAC DMAS Memo 10/03/2012 20 General Information for All Service Authorization Submissions
KePROs website has information related to the service authorization processes for all DMAS programs they review. Questionnaires and much more are on KePROs website. Providers may access this information by going to http://dmas.kepro.com. KePRO will approve, deny, or pend requests. If there is insufficient medical necessity information to make a final determination, KePRO will pend the request back to the provider requesting additional information. Do not send responses to pends piecemeal since the information will be reviewed and processed upon initial receipt. If the information is not received within the time frame requested by KePRO, the request will automatically be sent to a physician for a final determination. In the absence of clinical information, the request will be submitted to the supervisor for an administrative review and final determination. Providers and members are issued appeal rights through the MMIS letter generation process for any adverse determination. Instruction on how to file an appeal is included in the MMIS generated
letter. 21 General Information for All Service Authorization Submissions NOTE******There are no automatic renewals of service authorizations. Providers must submit requests for continuation of care needs, with supporting documentation, prior to the expiration of the current authorization.
Providers must verify member eligibility prior to submitting the request. Authorizations will not be granted for periods of member or provider ineligibility. Requests will be rejected if required demographic information is absent. Providers should take advantage of KePROs web based checklists/information sheets for the services(s) being requested. These sheets provide helpful information to enable providers to submit information relevant to the services being requested. Providers must submit a service authorization request under the appropriate service type. Service authorization requests cannot be bundled under one service type if the service types are different. 22 VIRGINIA MEDICAID WEB PORTAL
DMAS offers a web-based Internet option to access information regarding Medicaid or FAMIS member eligibility, claims status, check status, service limits, service authorizations, and electronic copies of remittance advices. Providers must register through the Virginia Medicaid Web Portal in order to access this information. The Virginia Medicaid Web Portal can be accessed by going to: www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov. If you have any questions regarding the Virginia Medicaid Web Portal, please contact the Xerox State Healthcare Web Portal Support Helpdesk, toll free, at 1-866-352-0496 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. The MediCall audio response system provides similar information and can
be accessed by calling 1-800-884-9730 or 1-800-772-9996. Both options are available at no cost to the provider. Providers may also access service authorization information including status via KePROs Provider Portal at http://dmas.kepro.com. 23 ELIGIBILITY VENDORS: How to check for Member Eligibility DMAS has contracts with the following eligibility verification vendors offering internet real-time, batch and/or integrated platforms. Eligibility details such as eligibility status, third party liability, and service limits for many service types and procedures are available. Contact information for each of the vendors is listed below:
Passport Health Communications, Inc. www.passporthealth.com, [email protected] Telephone: 1 (888) 661-5657 SIEMENS Medical Solutions Health Services Foundation Enterprise Systems/HDX www.hdx.com Telephone: 1 (610) 219-2322 Emdeon www.emdeon.com Telephone: 1 (877) 363-3666 24 DMAS Helpline Information The HELPLINE is available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on holidays.
The HELPLINE numbers are: 1-804-786-6273 Richmond area and out-of-state long distance 1-800-552-8627 All other areas (in-state, toll-free long distance) Please remember that the HELPLINE is for provider use only. Please have your Medicaid Provider Identification Number available when you call. 25 INTEGRATED CARE MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Questions??? 26
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