State of Alabama

04/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 17:15

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.

Temporary Changes within the Agency

The Alabama Medicaid Agency, through the direction of Governor Kay Ivey, is taking precautions for the health and safety of stakeholders and Agency staff in response to the evolving outbreak caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These unprecedented times require limited interactions, therefore, Medicaid began implementing temporary modified work schedules for our employees starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until April 30, 2020. Medicaid developed staffing plans which allow the Agency to continue providing essential services to Medicaid recipients and providers.

We anticipate no disruption in our day-to-day functions, and all district offices will remain open with modified staffing requirements. The Lurleen B. Wallace central office building in Montgomery, Alabama (which does not have an eligibility district office) is closed for visitors until the emergency ends. Where possible, every attempt to eliminate face-to-face contact is encouraged while our staff acquires information throughout the modified schedules; therefore, providers and recipients are encouraged to call or email Medicaid staff if possible.

Recipient Information
Provider Information from the Agency

New provider ALERTS and information was recently released related 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 Telemedicineduring COVID-19 Emergency - 4/3/20
  • ALERT: Expiration Date Extension for COVID-19 Emergency - 4/7/20
  • Tip Sheet< /a>: Guidance to Rehab Option Service Providers - 3/19/20
  • Tip Sheet : Guidance to Behavioral Health Providers - 3/19/20
  • Pharmacy-Specific Updates
  • DME-Specific Updates