Provider APA Update: Please be aware that providers participating in the APA bridge payment can expect to see the first payment the week of March 30, 2020. Detailed reports to allow providers to understand the payment by contract and service type will be forthcoming. Thank you again for your continued commitment to meeting the needs of members during this challenging time.
Effective March 15, 2020, Community Care will cover telehealth, including telephonic services, throughout the COVID-19 national state of emergency. Providers must clearly document the mode of communication and maintain all documentation requirements for services rendered. Providers may begin to offer telehealth services immediately for any/all services as a means to continue to offer behavioral health services to HealthChoices members during the COVID-19 crisis. Providers should review details and instructions regarding the delivery of telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis outlined in Provider Alert #4.
Please also see Provider Alert #5 regarding submission of clinical information and sending secure emails during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Providers are encouraged to check this website for further information and updates on COVID-19, and to reference information published by CDC.