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05/22/2020-05/29/2020Attention All ProvidersAttention All Providers. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE INDICATOR: The Department of Social Services (DSS) is working on an effort to update the public facing provider directory. In reviewing the data from your enrollment/reenrollment application, we determined that the Handicap Accessible indicator defaults to 'no' if left unanswered/incomplete. In an effort to avoid inaccurate or incomplete information being displayed for your facility/practice, we are requesting all providers log into the provider portal and review their service location address and corresponding handicap accessible information. ***Providers should review and update each address individually versus using the "Apply Changes To" functionality.*** To update your provider profile, the main account administrator can log into their secure Web account from the www.ctdssmap.com Web site and click on the "Demographic Maintenance" tab. Once on the Demographic Maintenance page, the Provider can select from options listed as links below the Demographic Maintenance header panel. For detailed instructions, please refer to Section 10.18 "Provider Demographic Maintenance" in Chapter 10 of the Provider Manual. The chapter is available from the Web site www.ctdssmap.com by clicking on "Publications" under Information, scrolling down to Provider Manuals and then clicking on "Web Portal/AVRS". You may contact the Provider Assistance Center at 1-800-842-8440 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday if further assistance is needed in updating the information from your secure Web account.
05/22/2020-05/29/2020Attention Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Autism, Connecticut Home Care (CHC), Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and Mental Health (MH) Waiver Service Providers and Home Health AgenciesAttention Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Autism, Connecticut Home Care (CHC), Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and Mental Health (MH) Waiver Service Providers and Home Health Agencies. ABI, AUTISM, CHC, PCA AND MH WAIVER PROCEDURE CODE CROSSWALK UPDATES: The Procedure Code Crosswalks for the ABI, Autism, CHC, PCA, and MH Waiver Programs have been updated to include new procedure codes and changes in services or service authorization of current codes, as an interim measure to the Department of Social Services (DSS) response to the Governor's declaration of a public health emergency, as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The crosswalks also identify previously Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) mandated services, allowed via telehealth, that are now suspended from EVV for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency period. In response to provider feedback, some of these codes will be moved to an EVV optional service status. Providers should refer to the soon to be published Important Message "Changes to EVV Optional Service Code Listing" Important Message for further information. The Crosswalks can be accessed via the www.ctdssmap.com Web site. From the Home page, select "Provider Training" to open the Training page. Under the "Materials" heading, select the respective "Provider Workshops" link for the waiver crosswalk you wish to view, then click on the link to that waiver's "Procedure Code Crosswalk".
05/22/2020-05/29/2020Attention Home Health Service Providers and Connecticut Home Care (CHC), Personal Care Assistance (PCA), Autism Waiver, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver ProvidersAttention Home Health Service Providers and Connecticut Home Care (CHC), Personal Care Assistance (PCA), Autism Waiver, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver Providers. ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION (EVV) PROGRAM UPDATES: Providers are reminded to review the following provider bulletins to ensure they are aware of what services have been removed from the EVV mandated service code listing and have been temporarily removed from EVV until the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a public health emergency. * PB 2020-34: CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 21: Select Added Services to the Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage/Telephonic Coverage for Specified Home Health Services * PB 2020-28: CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 13: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage/Telephonic Coverage for Specified Home Health Services and Hospice Services * PB 2020-27: CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 12: Waiver of Certain Requirements and Temporary Procedural Changes for Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs


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