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What’s New at DPW?
March 12, 2007

State Plan Amendment Approved
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) State Plan Amendment requests for Peer Support and Mobile Mental Health Treatment Services. More information will be forthcoming on implementation of the services. Guidance on mobile services was issued in November, 2006 in the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Bulletin 08-06-18, Mobile Mental Health Treatment Services (www.dpw.state.pa.us/General/Bulletins/003673169.aspx?BulletinDetailId=1537). The final bulletin on Peer Support has not yet been released.

Register NPI With MA
The Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) has requested that providers register National Provider Identifiers (NPI) by April 16 so that they can be validated before the May 23 implementation deadline. Providers must register the NPI with OMAP and submit a copy of the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) NPI confirmation letter or email from NPPES. The process is not complete until OMAP has validated the information. NPI numbers that are not successfully validated will not be recognized in claims processing. DPW will confirm NPI number registration with providers in mid-April. Before then, providers can access the electronic Provider Enrollment Automation Project (https://epeap.dpw.state.pa.us) to check registration status. Information on NPI and links to additional resources are available on the DPW web site (www.dpw.state.pa.us/Business/NPIinfo).

eLearning Courses Available
DPW eLearning courses for the new CMS-1500 and UB-04 forms are available through the department web site (http://promise.dpw.state.pa.us).

Remittance Advice Alert/PROMISe Banner Page
A Remittance Advice Alert/PROMISe Banner Page for Error Status Code 256 addressing Medicare crossover claims is available at www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/provinf/RA021207b.asp.

Please contact Betty Simmonds at PCPA with questions.

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