June 19, 2020

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to July 31


TO:  All Providers

All previously published expiration dates related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency are once again extended by the Alabama Medicaid Agency (Medicaid). The new expiration date is the earlier of July 31, 2020, the conclusion of the COVID-19 National emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

A listing of previous Provider ALERT and notices related to the health emergency is available by selecting the Agency’s COVID-19 page in the link below:  https://medicaid.alabama.gov/news_detail.aspx?ID=13729.

During the COVID-19 emergency, it is important to file claims as quickly as possible to ensure payment from Medicaid is made to Medicaid providers close to the date of service. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has increased the federal matching percentage for the emergency time frame, but states can only receive the increased match on claims that are paid during the emergency. Providers should include appropriate COVID-19 diagnosis code(s) on claims submitted to help with tracking of COVID-19.


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