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CMS-1500 Claim Rejections Due to Numeric Entries in Field 24E
Field 24E, Diagnosis Pointer, of the CMS-1500 claim form previously required numeric indicators that corresponded to a diagnosis code in Field 21.
CMS-1500 version 02/12 requires an alphabetic entry in this field. The diagnosis code reference letter pointer should be A-L, or multiple letters as applicable. For more information about how you should complete Field 24E, please refer to your provider billing manual, "Completion of the CMS-1500 Claim Form."
Handout Regarding CMS-1500 Version 02/12
Arkansas Medicaid has replaced the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) CMS-1500 form with version 02/12. View or print a provider relations handout regarding changes to the form for more information. (Word, new window) View or print a sample CMS-1500 form. (PDF, new window)
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
View or print frequently asked questions about the Arkansas Health Care Independence Program. (PDF, new window)
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
Get more information about the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative. (HTML, new window)
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