Millin Acquires FundEZ

Millin Associates has acquired Fund Ez’s Medicaid billing business.
Beginning immediately, and over the course of the next 12 months, Millin Associates will transition the current Fund Ez Medicaid system to our cloud-based cutting edge MillinPro billing system.
There are currently over 200 agencies in New York State using and benefitting from all the features and efficiencies incorporated into the MillinPro system. We are looking forward to providing you with all the benefits as well. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to outsource the billing process to Millin should the need arise.
Please be sure to contact us with any questions!

Interim Billing Guidance for Day Habilitation, Supplemental Day Habilitation and Site-Based Prevocational Providers following the July 21, 2020 conclusion of the Day Service Retainer Program

As communicated in the July 17, 2020 memorandum, Day Service Retainer Program – Last Eligible Day for Claiming is July 21, 2020, the Day Service Retainer Program concluded on July 21, 2020. The purpose of this memorandum is to outline additional billing protocols providers may implement following the conclusion of the retainer program to support ongoing Day Service reopening.

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WellCare Transition to Fidelis Care – Claim Submission, Correspondence and Contact Resources

As a reminder, effective June 1, 2020, WellCare of New York, Inc. Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, Health and Recovery Plan (HARP), and Managed Long Term Care members will transfer to Fidelis Care. WellCare Medicare members are not affected by this change.
This announcement is to help providers with changes affecting current New York Medicaid members’ 2020 Claim Submissions, Member Eligibility,

ATTENTION ALL OMH-LICENSED ARTICLE 31 MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS CLAIMS SUBMISSION REMINDER REGARDING ATTENDING AND REFERRING PROVIDERS July 24, 2020

This purpose of this memo is to clarify and restate OMH policies regarding the allowable use of the “attending” and “referring” provider fields on Medicaid claims for OMH licensed clinic treatment programs, including the permissible use of the billing agency NPI and unlicensed provider ID (02249154) on those claims. This guidance is consistent with recent audit findings by both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).

Comments from The Coalition for Behavioral Health on the HARP BH HCBS Transition to Behavioral Health Adult Rehabilitation Services (BH ARS)

The Coalition for Behavioral Health is the umbrella advocacy association of New York’s behavioral health provider community, representing 100 non-profit community-based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 600,000 consumers in New York City and its surrounding counties. The Coalition recently announced a plan to develop a strategic partnership with the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) to build a unified voice for behavioral health providers, highlight integration as the future of our field, and improve care for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Together, The Coalition and ASAP represent 250 community-based agencies throughout New York State.

COVID-19 Provider Webinar: Supervised Residential Habilitation & Updated Flexibilities for Documenting Day Services

What is Different?
* The billing is submitted using the same methodology as Phase One
* OPWDD will not use the semi-monthly unit it had proposed for Phase Two
* For each service (CH, DH & PV) a provider will have a limit on the Retainer Units it can bill and a cap on total units (Service + Retainer)
* For each Retainer Unit claimed – a provider will be paid the full rate. OPWDD will limit a provider’s total Retainer Units to 80% of a sixmonth unit average

COVID-19 Webinar Self-Direction 5/29/20

* This presentation will provide an overview of current information on the OPWDD Self-Direction service model during the COVID-19 Emergency.
* This presentation links information pertaining to Self-Direction that has been shared at previous webinars and in guidance documents.
* Links to various websites that provide useful information related to Self Direction are provided throughout this presentation.

Governor Cuomo Announces Availability of More Than $3 Million to Expand Mobile Treatment and Telepractice Services for Addiction in Underserved Communities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of more than $3 million in funding to expand mobile treatment and telepractice services for addiction across New York State. This funding will help expand and enhance addiction services in underserved areas of the state, allowing more people to access this critical care. Governor Cuomo has made expanding these services to all counties a priority in 2020, as detailed in this year’s State of the State address. Funding for both initiatives is being provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant and will be awarded through Requests for Applications administered by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

Use of Telephone and Two-way Video Technology by OMH-Licensed, Funded or Designated Providers and Clients Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

This guidance document consolidates and replaces the previous and supplemental guidance issued by OMH relative to the use of telemental health for people affected by the disaster emergency including:
  • Supplemental Guidance – Use of Telehealth for Residential Services (3/19/20)
  • Supplemental Guidance – Use of Telehealth for OMH-Funded Programs (3/19/20)
  • Supplemental Guidance – Use of Telehealth for People Served by OMH-Licensed or Designated Programs Affected by the Disaster Emergency (3/17/20)
  • Use of Telemental Health for People Affected by the Disaster Emergency (3/11/20)

COVID-19 Guidance for Opiod Treatment Programs

SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.  SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner possible
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