March 23, 2016

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Medicaid offering APR-DRG webinars on March 29 and April 12

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The Alabama Medicaid Agency will hold two training webinars to help providers prepare for the conversion of hospital inpatient payments from per diem to per-discharge based on All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) effective October 1, 2016. This new payment method will apply to all hospital inpatient claims for Medicaid fee-for-service recipients and is expected to be used by many of the Regional Care Organizations, as well.

This training outlines the APR-DRG payment method in detail and will be offered Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Noon and Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 9 a.m.

To watch the webinar, click on the following link and follow the instructions.

Join WebEx meeting

For the March 29 meeting, use the log in number: 596 557 703  
For the April 12 meeting, use the log in number: 596 630 954

To join either meeting by phone:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-227-0668 (US) 
Call-in number: 1-574-941-6320 (US) 
Conference Code: 678 845 7624 

The 2-hour webinars will cover the same material. Interested individuals do not need to participate in both. A recording of the training will be posted on the Medicaid website under Hospital Services at this  link.

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