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If you submit your district billing using the state software PES, there is a new version available that you will need to download for the ICD-10 transition.  There is also a "New Provider Workshop" available on August 28, 2015.  You can find this information on the Medicaid website under "What's New for Arkansas Medicaid Providers".  https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/Provider/newprov.aspx#cbttool 

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Just a reminder, ICD-10 codes will go into effect October 1, 2015.  If you have questions or concerns, you may call our office and we will assist you or guide you to the appropriate office.  You may also want to visit the ICD-10 website through DHS http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dms/Pages/ICD-10.aspx to be familiar with the updates as they become available.  

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As of 8/1/2015, students receiving Occupational and Physical Therapy services with ARKids B (co-pay) may be billed through Medicaid. Districts have been able to bill Speech services only in the past, Occupational and Physical services have been added.

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Check it out.. the 2014 School-Based Health Center Informational Webinar link is listed on our "What's New" link.  If you are interested in writing for this grant, you will need to watch this Webinar for more detailed information.

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The Spanish version for parental consent has been posted.  The Spanish version for Health services consent is still in process.

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The new DMS-640 has been posted on our "Resources/Forms/Updates" link button.  Please be sure to use the current form for the rest of the school year.

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Since the last post concerning PIN numbers for therapist, the requirements have changed again. 

As of September 1, 2013 HP (Medicaid Provider Enrollment) informed us that a PIN would be allowed in districts as long as they therapist is not signing prescriptions and they are only working for the district, not contracting on their own.

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As questions are being asked concerning the new revalidation process, we have learned that PIN numbers for therapists are no longer an option.  Every therapist must apply for a Medicaid number on-line at the following link: https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/InternetProviderEnrollment/StartAnApplication.aspx  

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A new requirement for this school year is to obtain a signed parent consent for health services not included on a students IEP.  The new consent has been posted and is available for you to download.  You must have this consent in place before submitting student information for Medicaid billing purposes. 

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