5 Medicaid Increase in Net Payment July 1, State can no longer take any share of the federal payment.Currently the Federal Share is 61.59%. Can change in next federal budget.
6 Medicaid Increase in Net Payment Old net to district was 25%. $.25 on each dollar. Current net is $.61 on each dollar 40% increase
7 The Good Payment Increase Speech TherapyOld Gross Monthly Amount - $432Value for 10 Months - $4320Net District Revenue - $1080
8 The Good Increase - Speech Fees New Average Monthly Amount – Gross $274-$556Value for 10 Months - $2740-$5560Net District Revenue - $1687-$3424Increase from $907-$2344 Annually18-46% Increase in net revenue.
9 The Good Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). 1997 IDEA - “Many commenters believe that there is always a cost associated with using private insurance, i.e., exhaustion of lifetime caps, decreased benefits, increased co-pays and costs, risk of future uninsurability with another insurance carrier, and possible termination of health insurance. “As printed in The Federal Register: March 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 48) Rules and Regulations
10 The Good Possible Impact PPACA 1997 IDEA - “Under the interpretation in the Notice, public agencies may not access private insurance if parents would incur a financial cost, and use of parent’s insurance proceeds, if parents would incur a financial cost, must be voluntary on the part of the parent.” As printed in The Federal Register: March 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 48) Rules and Regulations
11 The Good Possible Impact PPACA “the public agency may use its Part B funds to pay the cost that the parents otherwise would have to pay to use the parents' benefits or insurance (e.g., the deductible or co-pay amounts).”
12 The Good Possible Impact PPACA End of Insurance LimitsSeptember 23, 2010Preexisting Conditions –, prohibited from imposing any preexisting condition exclusions for children who are under age 19.Lifetime Limits –prohibited from placing lifetime dollar limits on medical claims.Annual Limits – no unreasonable annual dollar limits on claims. Annual limits will not be permitted at all after January 1, 2014.Prohibition on Rescissions – Effective September 23, 2010, can not drop coverage due to illness.
13 The Good Possible Impact PPACA Limits on Cost SharingSmall group market plans are prohibited from deductibles greater than $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families. These maximums may increase only in accordance with increases in average per person health insurance premiums.
15 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Enforcement The BadFederal MedicaidIn ChargeState HealthIssues rules as it gets to itOIG and US AttorneyEnforcementState ComptrollerClaim more and more! ???Whistle BlowerFFCA 15-30%State Attorney GeneralMedicaid Fraud Control Unit EnforcementState EdConsentNYS OMIGEnforcement
16 Medicaid Covered Services OLDNewSpeech TherapyPhysical TherapyOccupational TherapyPsych Counseling Services(including school psychologist and other non-licensed health care professionals)Nursing Services(if at least 15 minutes)Medical EvaluationSpecialist Medical EvaluationAudiological EvaluationTargeted Case Management(includes Initial Review, Triennial Review, Annual Review, Amended/Requested ReviewOngoing Service Coordination)(provided by licensed health care professionals – no educational titles)(up to 15 minutes)Special TransportationEliminatedState has yet to cover aides even though CMS says it can.
17 Apply to all services since July 1, 2009 The BadAll Medicaid newly announced requirements apply to any claim not yet submitted.Apply to all services since July 1, 2009
18 The Bad Why is This Bad?You are held to requirements that did not exist when the services were provided.THERE ARE DOCUMENTATION PROBLEMS!
19 The Bad Examples July and August 2009 can not be claimed. All services must have daily progress note.MOST SPEECH SERVICES DON’T.Speech pathologist must be ASHA certified.
20 The Bad What ASHA CCC Mean Maintaining Your ASHA CertificationThe Certification Maintenance Standards require that all certificate holders-CCC-A and CCC-SLP-must accumulate 30 Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) of professional development during each 3-year certification maintenance interval in order to maintain their ASHA Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC).Requirements for Maintaining Your CCCsSubmit your compliance form to verify your 30 professional development hoursAbide by the ASHA Code of EthicsMaintain affiliation by paying annual dues of annual certification fee - $225
21 The Bad Examples - Code Changes Old Code for Physical TherapySSHSP Monthly Fee Code 5328Two or more services per monthMonthly Fee $430
22 The Bad Examples - Code Changes New codes Physical therapy23 Codes - Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)(Over 100 for all services)CPT codes are developed, maintained and copyrighted by the American Medical Association.
23 The Bad Examples - Code Changes Some New PT CodesPhysical Therapy 97014APPLICATION OF A MODALITY TO ONE OR MORE AREAS; ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (UNATTENDED) See Footnote 2 1 per session $10.702. With one exception providers should not report more than one physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy service for the same fifteen minute time period. (The only exception involves a“supervised modality” defined by CPT codes which may be reported for the same fifteen minute time period as other therapy services.).
24 The Bad Examples - Code Changes Some New PT CodesPhysical Therapy 97112THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE, ONE OR MORE AREAS, EACH 15 MINUTES; NEUROMUSCULAR REEDUCATION OF MOVEMENT, BALANCE, COORDINATION, KINESTHETIC SENSE, POSTURE, AND/OR PROPRIOCEPTION FOR SITTING AND/OR STANDING ACTIVITIESSpecial rule -Intended to identify therapeutic exercise designed to re-train a body part to perform some task that the body part was previously able to do. This will usually be in the form of some commonly performed task for that body part. Some common examples include Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Feldenkreis, Bobath, BAP's Boards, and dessensitization techniques. 15 minutes $23.29.
25 The Bad Some Other Changes Detail - Order quantity over IEP quantityMedicaid can only be billed for those services included in the written order.The frequency of services may be included on the written order at the discretion of the ordering provider..
26 The Bad Some Other Changes Counseling is limited to State Medicaid recognized Licensed Practitioners.No School PsychologistNo Guidance Counselors
27 The Bad Some Other Changes Claiming for meetings and ongoing service coordination is no longer allowedState agreed with CMS that school can not provide a targeted case management (TCM) services that meet Medicaid requirements..
28 The Bad Some Other Changes “Response: Based on discussion with the State Education Department, it has been determined that the proposed “care coordination” activities are not comprehensive enough to meet federal requirements for Medicaid targeted case management. Subsequently, the enclosed revised SPA pages no longer include “care coordination as a covered service.”Letter to CMS from NYS Health Department dated March 19,
29 Up To Here it was only bad, now its getting darn ugly! The UglyUp To Here it was only bad, now its getting darn ugly!
30 The UglyAll New Requirements may apply to all payments made since January 1, They certainly apply to all services since January 1, 2009.
31 The Ugly“Pre-July 1, 2009 claims must be supported by a minimum of two session notes. In addition, provider qualifications/credentials, agreement and statement of reassignment must be in place, and there must be documentation of the Medicaid eligible student's information including referral to the CSE/CPSE; IEP; consent for release of information; referrals or orders for services as required; and special transportation needs if applicable.”from State Health dated Mon 6/14/2010 5:58 PM
32 The UglyPre July 1, 2009Must have a Medicaid eligible services for every day transportation is claimed.To be eligible a services must have a session note.Therefore, there must be at least one session note for everyday transportation is claimed.
33 The Ugly From the same email: “If the ordering or referring professional never met with the child before issuing the "order" can the services still be claimed? As noted before many such orders or referrals were made based on a review of the recommendations of the servicing provide like the PT or OT. (Doesn't apply to speech.)It is not acceptable under the Medicaid program for the ordering or referring professional never to have met with the child as it is incompatible with the obligations of the ordering practitioner to assure that the ordered care, services, or supplies will meet the recipient's needs and restore him or her to the best possible functional level.”
34 The Ugly Content of Session note Student’s nameSpecific type of service providedWhether the service was provided individually or in a group (should record actual group size)The setting in which the service was rendered (school, clinic, other)Date and time the service was rendered (length of session)NOT THE SCHEDULED DURATIONBrief description of the student’s progress made by receiving the service during the sessionName, title, signature and credentials of the servicing provider and signature/credentials of supervising clinician as appropriate
35 The Bad Compliance Plan Components Written policies and procedures that describe compliance expectations;Designation of an employee vested with the responsibility for the day- to-day operation of the compliance program (compliance officer);Training and education for affected employees and persons associated with the provider;Establishment of communication lines to the compliance officer for anonymous/confidential disclosure;Disciplinary policies to encourage good faith participation in the compliance program by all affected individuals;Creation of a system for routine identification of compliance risk areas specific to the provider type;Creation of systems for responding to compliance issues as they are raised; and,A policy barring intimidation or retaliation for participating in the compliance program
36 The UglyCompliance Plans RequireCreation of a system for routine identification of compliance risk areas specific to the provider type;Creation of systems for responding to compliance issues as they are raised
37 The Ugly Identified compliance risk areas. You now haveIdentified compliance risk areas.Districts must respond by determining if there are issues.Must properly deal with all identified.
38 The UglyIf overpayments are identified They must be immediately returnedUnder Section 6402 of PPACA, must “report and return” the overpayment to the state, and to provide an explanation “in writing of the reasons for the overpayment, within 60 days of identification of the overpayment.”
39 The UglyIf overpayments are identified they must be immediately returnedFailure to do so may expose the “person” to liability under the False Claims Act, including whistleblower actions, treble damages and penalties.
40 The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow! What Should You do?Review and revise your plan for continuing health care billing.Report on all services, not just on known Medicaid eligible's.Have a compliance plan.Designate a compliance officer
41 The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow! What Should You do?Involve the board and the top executives.Actually follow the plan.Be sure your billing staff understands what is required.Be sure any contractors involved in billing understand the requirements.If needed get outside help.
42 Consent How to fix it.The Idea and FERPA regs both say the Medicaid application can be informed consent if it meets the IDEA requirements.NY Medicaid application meet these requirements and is normally signed at least every 12 months.
43 Consent How to fix it.If parental consent is given directly to another agency, such as the State Medicaid agency, the LEA does not have to independently obtain a separate parental consent, as long as the parental consent provided to the other agency meets the requirements of 34 CFR §§300.9 and (d).JUL letter to us from US DOE.
44 Consent How to fix it. IEP’s are done at least once a year. Medicaid application are done at least once a year.The issue is one of coordination and requires the state or your county to assist you.
45 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers What are they?Parties that you may not deal with if you are receiving government money.
46 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers What are they?Disqualified – New York Stateparticipation in the Medicaid program has been restricted, terminated or excluded under the provisions of 18 NYCRR § (b) - (h), 18 NYCRR §515.3, or 18 NYCRR §515.7.
47 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers Excluded _ HHS OIGBases for exclusion include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.
48 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers Debarred _ OMB and GSAExecutive Order President Reagangovernment-wide effect. No agency shall allow a party to participate in any procurement or nonprocurement activity if any agency has debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded (to the extent specified in the exclusion agreement) that party from participation in a procurement or nonprocurement activity.
49 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers Exlcuded –What HHS OIG says it meansNo program payment for ANY items or servicesIn ANY capacityIn ANY setting (except emergency items/services)For ANY administrative or management servicesFor ANY salary or fringe benefitsDIRECTLY to anyoneINDIRECTLY on any cost reports or reimbursement mechanisms
50 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers What are you required to do?CMS (federal Medicaid), OMIG and HHS OIGYou should check monthly all employees and contractors.
51 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers Specially Designated Nationals ListThe Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
52 Excluded/Disqualified/Debarred Providers NYS disqualified may also be OIG excludedOIG excluded will be ON GSA debarred.GSA debarred is not always OIG excludedOther States may or may not be on OIG or GSA list, not on NY OMIG list.