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Department of Human Services

Medicaid Provider General Letters

The table below contains the 30 most recent letters transmitting changes to Medicaid provider manuals.  The most recent letter is listed first.  Click on the letter number to view the letter and the transmitted pages. These changes will be incorporated into the chapter on the effective date stated in the letter.

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LETTER NO. DATE SUBJECT
Audio14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-364, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AUDIOLOGIST AND HEARING AID DISPENSER MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 12, new; and the following form.
ASC14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-363, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 19, new; and the following forms.
MHTH14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-362, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, MATERNAL HEALTH CENTER MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; pages 1 through 18, revised; and the following form.
Opto14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-361, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OPTOMETRIST AND OPTICIAN SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 15, new.
AEA14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-360, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, AREA EDUCATION AGENCY MANUAL, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, revised; Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; and pages 1 through 37, revised. 
Brth14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-359, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, BIRTH CENTERS MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; pages 1 through 8, new; and the following form.
OT14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-358, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MANUAL, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 55, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.
Psych14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-357, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 8, new.
SLP14-1 April 18, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-356, Employees’ Manual, Title 8, Medicaid Appendix, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY MANUAL, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 55, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.

Drug14-1

April 11, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-355, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2, 3, and 4), revised; Contents (page 5), new; pages 1, 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20, 31 through 60, 62, 69, 70, 71, 73, 79 through 88, 91, 94, 97, 107, 108, 109, and 113, revised; pages 60a, 60b, and 88a through 88d, new; and the following forms.

IFPN14-1

February 21, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-354, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Contents (page 1), revised; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 and 2), revised; pages 2 through 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 44, 58, 61 through 68, revised; and pages 6a, 6b, and 69, new.

PubHlth14-1

January 31, 2014 General Letter No. 8-AP-353, PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY MANUAL, Title Page, new; Table of Contents, new; Chapter I, General Program Policies, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 55, and the following forms; Chapter II, Member Eligibility, Title Page, Table of Contents (pages 1 and 2), pages 1 through 63, and the following forms; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title Page, new; Table of Contents (page 1), new; and pages 1 through 4, new; Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title Page, Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), pages 1 through 160, and the following forms; Appendix, Title Page, Table of Contents, and pages 1 through 27.

EM-CN-35

January 17, 2014 General Letter No. EM-CN-35, Table of Contents, page 3, revised.

Dent13-1

November 1, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-352, DENTAL SERVICES MANUAL, Title page, new; Contents (page 1), new; Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Title page, new; Contents (pages 1 and 2); new; pages 1 through 30, new; and form 470-3174, Addendum to Dental Provider Agreement for Orthodontia, new.

All13-3

October 25, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-351, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter IV, Billing Iowa Medicaid, Title page, new; Contents (pages 1, 2, and 3), new; pages 1 through 160, new; and the following forms.
EM-CN-34 September 27, 2013 General Letter No. EM-CN-34, Table of Contents, page 4, revised.
Remedial13-1 September 27, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-350, REMEDIAL SERVICES MANUAL, obsolete.
Drug13-2 September 13, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-349, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 4), revised; pages 1 through 118, revised; pages 119 through 125, new; and the following forms.
IFPN13-2 March 29, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-348, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 12, revised.
All13-2 March 29, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-347, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter II, Member Eligibility, pages 14 through 17 and 44, revised; and form 470-2629, Presumptive Medicaid Income Calculation, revised.
IFPN13-1 March 15, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-346, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, page 12, revised.
All13-1 March 15, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-345, ALL PROVIDERS MANUAL, Chapter II, Member Eligibility, pages 19, 27, 36, and 44, revised; and form 470-2629, Presumptive Medicaid Income Calculation, revised.
Drug13-1 January 18, 2013 General Letter No. 8-AP-344, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 2, 3, and 4), revised; pages 11, 17, 18, 31, 32, 55, 56, 57, 59, 66 through 73, 79 through 85, 98, 101, and 105 through 116, revised; pages 30a, 117, and 118, new; and the following forms.
IFPN12-2 September 28, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-343, IOWA FAMILY PLANNING NETWORK WAIVER MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, pages 2, 62, 67, and 68, revised.
FPS12-2 September 21, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-342, FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES MANUAL, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (page 1), revised; and pages 1 through 5, revised, revised.
Drug12-2 September 7, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-341, PRESCRIBED DRUGS, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, Contents (pages 1 through 4), revised; pages 1 through 7, 13 through 18, 30 through 33, and 35 through 112, revised; pages 113 through 116, new; and the following forms.
Ahos12-1 July 27, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-340, ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, form 470-0836, Certification Regarding Abortion, revised.
ARNP12-1 July 27, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-339, ADVANCED REGISTERED NURSE PRACTITIONER, Chapter III, Provider-Specific Policies, form 470-0836, Certification Regarding Abortion, revised.
ASC12-1 July 27, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-338, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS, Chapter E, Coverage and Limitations, pages 15 and 16, revised.
FQHC12-1 July 27, 2012 General Letter No. 8-AP-337, FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER, Chapter E, Coverage and Limitations, pages 16c and 16d, revised.
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