October 25, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Alabama Medicaid Implementation of CORE Rules Phase I & II

TO:   Providers, Vendors and Clearinghouses

CORE Rules Implementation

Alabama Medicaid is implementing changes for the ACA CORE Rules Phase I & II on 10/26/2013.  The changes impact 270/271 Eligibility Request and Response. 

The changes being implemented consist of 3 CORE Rules.

·         Rules 154/260

Eligibility request and response will include generic or explicit service type information in addition to financial information.

·         Rule 258

Normalization of the Subscriber’s Last Name.

·         Rule 259

General Error Reporting

Additional information concerning the changes is available on the Alabama Medicaid website. The Companion Guide for HIPAA 5010 has been updated.

http://medicaid.alabama.gov/CONTENT/6.0_Providers/6.3_Companion_Guides.aspx

Provider Web Portal

Alabama Medicaid will implement changes to the Provider Web Portal on 10/26/2013 for the CORE Rules Phase I & II.

·         Eligibility Verification Request Panel - Updated

The format of this panel has changed and an additional search criterion has been added to allow Providers the ability to submit a request for specified services.  If no service type codes are selected a generic request and response will be returned which includes all of the CORE defined Generic Service Type Codes.

Generic Service Type Codes

 

Description

 

Description

1

Medical Care

86

Emergency Services

30

Health Benefit Plan Coverage

88

Pharmacy

33

Chiropractic

98

Professional (Physician) Visit -office

35

Dental Care

AL

Vision (Optometry)

47

Hospital

MH

Mental Health

48

Hospital - Inpatient

UC

Urgent Care

50

Hospital - Outpatient

 

 

·         Service Type Codes/Co-pay Panel - NEW

This new panel will be returned as part of the Eligibility response and will return the Service Type requested, Co-pay Min and Max, Co-Insurance, Deductible, Status of Covered/Non-Covered and a message if applicable.

 

 



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