September 5, 2014

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Reimbursement Changes for Dental Claims with TPL

TO: Dental Providers

RE: Reimbursement Changes for Dental Claims with TPL

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Effective October 01, 2014, Alabama Medicaid will be changing its reimbursement for dental claims that have TPL. HP will begin capturing Third Party Liability patient responsibility amounts at both header and detail levels for Dental claims.

In order for claims with TPL to be considered for payment, the patient responsibility must be greater than zero. Patient responsibility is calculated by adding together any co-payments, co-insurance and deductible. Claims that do not contain a patient responsibility will deny with error status code 631 (TPL Patient Responsibility is Zero for Payer).

When calculating payment methodology for claims with TPL primary, Medicaid will pay the lesser of patient responsibility or Medicaid allowed amount minus TPL paid amount for dental claims.

If you have any questions, please contact the Provider Assistance Center at 1-800-688-7989.


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