The first in a series of education sessions administered by MassHealth on their newly implemented prior authorization process occurred on March 16th and the slides have been made available.
After a basic overview of home health regulations, the prior authorization portion begins on slide 20 with helpful information and links as well as the contact information for the MassHealth Prior Authorization Unit (PAU). With a limited number of spots for this webinar, the Home Care Alliance is continuing to work with MassHealth on offering additional sessions.
The Alliance continues to take questions from agencies and is actively and constantly in contact with MassHealth to address ongoing issues.
Next week, MassHealth will be offering separate one-hour sessions on utilizing the Provider Online Service Center, or POSC.
During this training, MassHealth will provide step-by-step instruction on how to submit a prior authorization via the POSC, including how to inquire on and view prior authorization decisions, as well as other POSC techniques.
As space is limited, agencies are encouraged to register soon, if they have not already.
The sessions will be held at UMass Medical School (333 South St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545) on the following dates.
- Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Friday, March 25, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Friday, March 25, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The official Public Notice of the regulatory change requiring prior authorization was published last Friday. The notice include an invitation for public comment, with all comments due by April 1, 2016. Agencies are encouraged to submit constructive comments.
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