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Information Added to DPW Web Site
March 28, 2005

Information that may be of interest to PCPA members has been added to the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) web site, www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/news/omapnews.asp.

  • The Outpatient Services Authorization Request forms, MA-97 and MA-97C, have been revised and can be ordered from the Medical Assistance Forms section of the web site (www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/provinf/maforms/omapmaforms.asp). The form can be viewed at www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/provinf/maforms/omapma97c.pdf.
  • The March Medicaid Managed Care Organization Directory can be found in the managed care section.
  • Pennsylvania PROMISe™ Companion Guides – Professional, Institutional Inpatient, Institutional Outpatient, and Dental have been updated.
  • PROMISe™ Teleconferences – Internet Training for Healthy Beginnings Plus Providers on March 31 and for JCAHO Residential Treatment Facility Providers on April 7. For more information and to register access the PA PROMISe™ Provider Conference Call Training page, www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/promise/provconfcalltrng_process.asp.
  • Information about Access Plus, the new Medical Assistance enhanced primary care case management program for recipients in fee-for-service areas, www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/hcmc/accessplus.asp.
  • Remittance Advice Alerts including:
    • Co-payments for behavioral health services (see also PCPA Info, 03/16/05),
    • Medicaid Drug Rebate Program participating drug company list revisions, and
    • Availability of paper-based remittance advice notices – instructions to enable access to up to two years of PROMISe™ paper-based remittance advice notices.
  • Information about the 2005/06 proposed DPW budget, www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/geninf/budget/omapbudgetmain.asp.
  • Information for a teleconference on protecting children from second hand smoke (March 29, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., call-in number 800-500-0311) at www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/provinf/provtrng_letstalk.pdf.
  • Medical Assistance Bulletin #99-05-05, Prior Authorization of Substance P/Neurokinin 1 Receptor Antagonist and Selective 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist Anti-Nausea Medications, www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/provinf/mabull/990505.asp.
  • Notes from recent Medical Assistance Advisory Committee Long Term Care and Fee-for-Service Subcommittee meetings.

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