New SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #178 Now Available

The NC Division of Health Benefits (DHB) has recently published a new Medicaid Bulletin articles related to COVID-19:

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #178: Temporary Provisions for COVID Surge: Post-Acute PA Exceptions and Hospital at Home Program

This bulletin includes details on the temporary suspension of prior authorization requirements for post-acute placements; medically necessary new admissions being directly discharged from a hospital setting into a nursing home (NH); and inpatient rehabilitation and long-term care hospital admissions. The article also details enhanced swing bed reimbursement rates and temporary availability of the Acute Hospital Care at Home (HAH) program. More information

Providers are encouraged to review this information. All bulletin articles, including those related to COVID-19, are available on DHB's Medicaid Bulletin webpage.