Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alerts and Updates

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2.The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Since then, tens of thousands of confirmed cases have been reported, predominantly in China but in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations may change. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available.
 
For additional information, please visit CDC's Situation Summary, view States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC, or call DHHR's COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.
 
Due to World Health Organization declaring Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) is allowing the following:

SPA 21-0010 - 7.4 Medicaid Disaster Relief for the COVID-19 National Emergency ​​ June 1, 2020
SPA 21-005 - 7.4 Medicaid Disaster Relief for the COVID-19 National Emergency May 7, 2021
SPA 21-0007 - 7.4 Medicaid Disaster Relief for the COVID-19 National Emergency  April 8, 2021

BMS COVID-19 Vaccine Billing Guidelines March 16, 2021
BMS COVID-19 Vaccine Billing Guidelines
January 11, 2021

Ambulance Services Provider COVID-19 Increment February 24, 2021
Dental Services Provider COVID-19 Increment February 24, 2021
Occupational and Physical Therapy Services Provider COVID-19 Increment February 24, 2021
Swing Bed Use During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Period  October 14, 2020
Swing Bed Use During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Period  September 18, 2020
Behavioral Health Services
Dental Providers Reimbursement Rates May 26, 2020
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Economic Impact Payments
Home and Community-Based Services/Waivers
Inpatient Stays
Long-Term Care Services
Pharmacy Services

Telehealth
Testing and Treatment/Insured and Uninsured 
Transportation
Prior Authorization Suspension Withdrawal May 26, 2020
Pause Payment Program for Provider Repayments Suspension Withdrawal May 26, 2020
Pause Payment Program for Provider Repayments April 1, 2020
1135 Flexibilities Requested in March 23, 2020 Communication June 9, 2020

1135 Flexibilities Requested in March 23, 2020 Communication  March 30 2020
SPA 20-0006 - 7.4 Medicaid Disaster Relief for the COVID-19 National Emergency  December 17, 2020
State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0004 - 7.4 Medicaid Disaster Relief for the COVID-19 National Emergency  August 13, 2020
2020 Spring Provider Workshops Cancelled March 18, 2020

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