State of Alabama

08/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2020 15:44

Update from Alabama Medicaid – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Alabama Medicaid Agency (Medicaid) continues to work with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and other state and federal agencies to stay up-to-date on the spread of COVID-19 in Alabama. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Medicaid made some important changes to better serve recipients. Click on the following links to find resources to help Medicaid recipients stay informed about these changes

Provider Information from the Agency

The following information was recently released in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have compiled the information below for your convenience:

  • ALERT: COVID-19 Lab Testing Procedure Codes - 3/13/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Extends Temporary Telemedicine Coverage - 3/18/20
  • ALERT: Pharmacy Updates Related to COVID-19 - 3/18/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Extends Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Optometrists - 3/20/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Modifies Recipient Signature Requirement during COVID-19 Emergency - 3/20/20
  • ALERT:Alabama Medicaid Will Temporarily Lift the EPSDT Referral Requirement - 3/25/20
  • ALERT:Temporary Changes to ACHN Care Coordination, PCP/DHCP Referrals, and Medical Management Meetings - 3/26/20
  • ALERT:Waiver for Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review (PASRR) Level I and Level II Assessments for 30 Days - 3/26/20
  • ALERT:Temporary Changes to Allow Reimbursement for Telephonic Postpartum Visits - 3/27/20
  • ALERT UPDATE:Temporarily Allowing Speech and Occupational Therapy Services Through Telemedicine During COVID-19 Emergency- 3/27/20
  • ALERT:Waiver for Medicaid Copayments During COVID-19 Emergency - 3/27/20
  • ALERT:Alabama Medicaid Recipients to Remain Eligible During COVID-19 Emergency - 3/31/20
  • ALERT:Waiver for Ambulance Providers During COVID-19 Emergency - 4/1/20
  • ALERT: Governor Ivey - Small Business Assistance During COVID-19 Emergency - 4/1/20
  • ALERT: AL Medicaid Temporarily Allowing Physical Therapy Services Through Telemedicine During COVID-19 Emergency - 4/3/20
  • ALERT:Expiration Date Extension for COVID-19 Emergency - 4/7/20
  • ALERT: Notice of Increased Per Diem Rate and One-time Cleaning Fee Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities Related to COVID-19 Health Emergency - 4/15/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Temporarily Extends Inpatient Stays for Recipients in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - 4/16/20
  • ALERT: Hospice Claims Reprocessed Due to Increased Per Diem Rate for Nursing Facilities Related to COVID-19 Health Emergency - 4/24/20
  • ALERT: Additional Extension for COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date - 4/24/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Authorizes Telemedicine for Prenatal Visits During COVID-19 Emergency - 4/30/20
  • ALERT< /a>: Alabama Medicaid Extends Additional Procedure Code Coverage via Telemedicine - 5/1/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Updates Policies for Well Child Screenings and Other Services - 5/8/20
  • ALERT : Additional Laboratory Testing and Specimen Collection Codes for Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 5/12/20
  • ALER T: PDN Providers COVID-19 Guidance - 5/14/20
  • ALERT: Adjusting Hospice Claims Reprocessed Due to Increase Per Diem Rate (COVID-19) - 5/15/20
  • ALERT: Alabama Medicaid Extend Additional Behavioral Health Procedure Code Coverage via Telemedicine - 5/21/20
  • ALERT: COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to June 30 - 5/22/20
  • AL ERT: HRSA Provides Reimbursement for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for Uninsured Individuals - 5/29/20
  • A LERT: Additional Laboratory Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 5/29/20
  • ALERT: COVID-19 Eligibility and Testing FAQs for Providers and Recipients - 6/3/20
  • ALERT: HHS Announces Cares Act Provider Relief Fund Distribution - 6/11/20
  • ALERT: Webinar for Provider Relief Fund Medicaid & CHIP Distribution - 6/19/20
  • ALERT :COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to July 31 - 6/19/20
  • ALERT:Extension of PCMH Recognition Attestation Deadline due to COVID-19 - 6/22/20
  • ALERT: Dental Changes Related to COVID-19 Emergency - 6/22/20
  • ALERT: 20% Increase in Per Diem Rates for COVID-19 Related Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Stays - 6/26/20
  • ALERT: HRSA Webinar for Providers Applying for the Provider Relief Fund - 7/7/20 (Click here forHRSA Tip Sheet)
  • ALERT: Financial Accounting for COVID-19 on the Alabama Medicaid Cost Report - 7/10/20
  • ALERTCOVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to August 31 - 7/17/20
  • ALERT: Telemedicine Origination Site Facility Fee for Outpatient Clinic Services - 7/21/20
  • ALERT: HHS Extends Deadline to Apply for Federal Provider Relief Funds - 7/22/20
  • ALERT: HRSA Webinar for Providers Applying for the Federal Provider Relief Fund - 7/24/20
  • ALERT: HHS Extends Deadline to Apply for Federal Provider Relief Funds to August 28 - 8/5/20
  • ALERT : COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to September 30 - 8/6/20

  • Tip Sheet:Guidance to Rehab Option Service Providers - 4/8/20
  • Tip Sheet: Guidance to Behavioral Health Providers - 4/8/20
  • Pharmacy-Specific Updates
  • DME-Specific Updates