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2013 EP EHR A/I/U Application Grace Period Extended Until 3/31/2014 2013 MU Applications Due by 3/1/2014
DEADLINE EXTENDED: EPs applying for an EHR A/I/U incentive payment for calendar year 2013 must submit an application/attestation by March 31, 2014. EPs applying for an EHR MU incentive payment for calendar year 2013 must submit an application/attestation by March 1, 2014. A submitted application means the EP has registered with the R&A, attested through MAPIR, and completed the MAPIR application by clicking the Submit button.
Contact the Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT) at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and concerns.
PCP Not Required for Newly Eligible Population
Effective January 1, 2014, a Premium Assistance enrollee (aid category 06) in the Newly Eligible Population is not required to have a PCP assigned in order to receive services. To prevent claim denials, providers should hold claims with dates of service from 1/1/14 to 1/24/14 and submit them after 1/24/14. Please contact the Provider Assistance Center with any questions or for further information.
Insurance Cards for Private Option Enrollees
Private Option enrollees will not receive Medicaid ID cards but will receive insurance cards from their private health plan issuers. Private Option enrollees will use their private insurance cards to access medical services. Medicaid will provide limited supplemental services for Private Option enrollees, including Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment (EPSDT) for 19 and 20 year olds and non-emergency transportation. These services can be accessed using the Medicaid ID number that was sent to the Private Option enrollee in the plan enrollment notice. The Medicaid ID number can be used for retroactive coverage and interim coverage from the eligibility approval date until the date that the qualified health plan takes effect.
Newly eligible adults that are exempt from participation in the Private Option (e.g. medically frail individuals) will be enrolled in fee-for-service Medicaid and will receive a Medicaid ID card.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Arkansas Health Care Independence Program
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Public Notices for 1115 Demonstration Waiver Applications/Renewals/Amendments
View the State's public notice and input processes for the 1115 Demonstration Waiver project applications/renewals/amendments.
Arkansas Medicaid Reports and Data for Public Access
Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative
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EHR Incentive Payment Program
You may be eligible for incentive payments or reimbursements of up to $63,750
from Medicaid to help offset the cost associated with implementing an
electronic health record system. To find out if you are eligible, use the