DOH Medicaid Update December 2004 Vol.19, No.12

Office of Medicaid Management
DOH Medicaid Update
December 2004 Vol.19, No.12

State of New York
George E. Pataki, Governor

Department of Health
Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H.

Medicaid Update
is a monthly publication of the
New York State Department of Health,
Office of Medicaid Management,
14th Floor, Room 1466,
Corning Tower, Albany,
New York 12237


HIPAA Update
All Providers

DECEMBER 29, 2004

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The HIPAA compliance deadline is approaching very quickly and, with that, the end of our HIPAA exception process.

  • After December 29, 2004, Medicaid will accept and process only HIPAA-compliant claims and other transactions.
  • Electronic transactions not submitted in a HIPAA format will be rejected.

Providers not yet converted to the HIPAA format are placing their Medicaid payments at great risk.

The HIPAA Exception Process instituted on October 6 has been very successful. The provider community has been extremely responsive and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has received HIPAA Exception Process Applications from all but a few providers not able to comply with the October 6 deadline.

There has been a steady upward spiral of providers moving their Medicaid billings to the HIPAA format. The trend is expected to accelerate as the December 29 date nears.

If you have not yet started testing with CSC, you are urged to submit compliant test files immediately to allow the turnaround process sufficient time for you to achieve compliance by December 29.

If a claims test file is submitted by noon on Wednesday, they are available at the website by noon of the following Tuesday.

  • Providers should look under "Edit/Error Knowledge Base" and use their TSN (Transaction Supplier Number) to identify the status of their claims-paid, pend, deny. Providers will be able to quickly find the edit reasons denying their claims and a possible resolution.

Providers needing additional assistance should contact the CSC HIPAA Helpline at (800) 522-5518.

Do Not Jeopardize Your Medicaid Payments. Comply Today!

HIPAA Update
All Providers

Denial Report Created!
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If you are making the transition to HIPAA and are concerned that your claims were not accepted due to the new format changes, you can now get early results.

  • Call the Check Line at (518) 472-1550 after noon on Monday to verify that your payment is normal for the claims you submitted last cycle that ended the prior Wednesday at noon.
  • If you suspect that you had an exceptional number of claims denied due to changing to the new format, you can request a list of denied HIPAA claims for the prior week. To do so, call the HIPAA Support Help Line at (800) 522-5518 and ask for the HIPAA Denial Report. Requests can only be made for the most recent payment cycle, and will not be accepted before noon on Monday.
  • The HIPAA Denial Report will be mailed to you and will list all of the claims you submitted in HIPAA format that denied in the past weekly cycle. Please be aware that it lists only HIPAA submissions, and those that were denied.
  • We hope that the availability of this new report will give you the confidence to move forward with your changes to HIPAA compliance at the earliest possible date. Even if you have an approved application for HIPAA Exception Processing, your electronic submissions must be HIPAA-compliant by December 29, 2004.

CSC and the Department have developed extensive resources to expedite your HIPAA compliance efforts, which are available at the and websites.

If you have any questions relative to Medicaid's HIPAA requirements or need technical clarification, please contact the CSC HIPAA Support Help Line at (800) 522-5518.

All Providers

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Upon implementation of Phase II in March 2005:

  • eMedNY will not produce remittance advices on round reel tape or cartridge.
  • eMedNY remittance advices (835 and 820 transactions) will be delivered as electronic response files through the eMedNY eXchange.

Providers will still have the alternate choice of receiving paper remittance advices; however, if you choose the electronic transactions 835 or 820, you will not receive paper remittance advices.

Even if you submit certain claims on paper forms, these will be included in the electronic 835/820.

Providers who submit claims under multiple Electronic Transmitter Identification Numbers (ETIN) will receive multiple 835/820 transactions (or paper remittance advices) and multiple checks; i.e., one advice and one check for will be issued to the provider for each ETIN that submitted claims.

This will eliminate the current requirement of a separate check remittance. Additionally, remittance advices (electronic or paper) will contain a maximum of 10,000 claim lines. Any excess will be carried over to additional remittance advice(s). Each remittance advice will have a corresponding check.

Providers who submit claims under multiple ETINs, and receive the 835 or the 820, must choose a primary ETIN for the purpose of receiving retroactive adjustment advices (rate-based providers) and claims submitted on paper forms (any provider).

Providers who do not choose a primary ETIN will not be able to receive information regarding retroactive adjustments or claims submitted on paper, since eMedNY will not be able to link this information to any specific ETIN.

For questions regarding this matter, please call CSC at (800) 522-5518 or (518) 447-9860.

Would You Like Future Medicaid Updates Emailed To You?
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You will receive the Update about 3 weeks before the mailed copy!

Email your request, along with your provider identification number (found on the mailing address label of this update) to:

Let us know if you want to continue receiving the hard copy in the mail, in addition to the emailed copy.

All Providers

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In the October 2004 Medicaid Update, we introduced and described eMedNY eXchange as a new communication method. The eMedNY eXchange is now available for submitting the following HIPAA-compliant electronic requests to Medicaid:


  • 270/271 - Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response
  • 278 - Service Authorization Request and Response

The eMedNY eXchange works like email:

  • users are assigned an "inbox" and are able to send and receive transaction files in an email-like fashion.
  • Transaction files are "attached" and sent to eMedNY for processing.
  • Responses are delivered to the user's inbox, and can be "detached" and saved on the user's computer.
  • For security reasons, the eMedNY eXchange will be accessible only through the eMedNY website (

If you are already enrolled in ePACES, you are also enrolled for eMedNY eXchange, and can activate your inbox by calling (800) 343-9000.

If you are not enrolled in ePACES, you must do so via You will be issued a user identification number and an initial password. Then call eMedNY Provider Services at (800) 343-9000 to activate your eMedNY eXchange inbox.

Following the implementation of eMedNY Phase II in March 2005, eMedNY eXchange will accept or return additional types of transactions, including the following:

  • 837 - Dental, Professional and Institutional Claims
  • 835 - Claim Remittance Advice
  • 820 - Claim Remittance Advice (Managed Care Plans only)
  • 270/271 - Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response
  • 276/277 - Claim Status Request and Response
  • 278 - Prior Approval/Prior Authorization (except for DVS requests)
  • NCPDP Version 5.1 - National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
  • MEDS - Medicaid Managed Care Encounter Data

After the implementation of Phase II, eMedNY eXchange will be a convenient method submission for providers who are now submitting claims on magnetic media (tape, diskette, cartridge), since these media will not be supported by eMedNY. It will also be an effective way to receive your remittance advices (835 and 820).

For more information about eMedNY eXchange, visit or call Provider Services at (800) 343-9000.

eMedNY Update

Non-Emergency Transportation
Electronic Claim Submission
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Transportation providers should be advised, with the implementation of eMedNY Phase II in March 2005, the current Legacy electronic Claim Form A format will no longer be supported!

All non-emergency transportation services billed electronically will be required to be submitted on the HIPAA 837 Professional (837P) transaction.

This change is of particular interest to transportation providers who deliver only non-emergency transportation services and may not be currently using the HIPAA 837P transaction.

In order to continue submitting your claims electronically, these providers need to take action to convert to the 837P format by March 2005. Information regarding the 837P HIPAA Transactions can be found in the HIPAA Implementation Guides and the New York State Companion Guides at

Medicaid has a free internet-based billing program called ePACES through which providers can submit HIPAA-compliant electronic claims. Information about enrolling in ePACES and the minimum PC configuration requirements can be found at

For questions regarding this matter, please call CSC at (800) 522-5518 or (518) 448-9860.


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Beginning as early as January 2005, Medicaid providers will begin to see a change in the graphics of the Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC). This card is used by Medicaid recipients to access Medicaid covered products and services, as well as public assistance and food stamps.

The new card will contain the following changes:

  • The overlay hologram of the State seal, currently covering the front of the card, will be removed and replaced with a background image of the State seal of the same size.
  • The State seal located in the upper right hand corner will be vividly colorized.

The current text and the recipient photo and signature will remain unchanged, and will be printed in the same locations. The card numbering mechanism will also remain unchanged.

The newly designed cards will not affect any processes relating to the access of Medicaid benefits.

There will not be a massive replacement of all existing cards. Existing cards will remain valid, and will continue to be used to receive Medicaid benefits.

The new cards will replace the old cards gradually, as new clients come into the system and old cards are lost and replaced.

All Providers

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Paper forms will undergo significant changes with the implementation of Phase II in March 2005. The new forms are required to accommodate systems changes, and to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.

  • NYS Form A, HCFA-1500, and Pharmacy forms will be accepted with modifications in format and provider-type users.
  • NYS Form B and Form C will be discontinued.
  • The standard CMS UB-92 Form will be adopted for rate-based providers.
  • The current Prior Authorization/Prior Approval forms will be modified.
  • The current Threshold Override Application (TOA) form will be modified.

Samples of the new paper forms for Phase II are available at in the "Phase II Paper Forms" section.

Claim Form A
This form will be required, with modifications, only for dental billing (categories of service 0180, 0200, and (0287 or 0160 with specialty 912) and transportation billing (categories of service 0601, 0602, 0603, 0605, 0606).

The modified version of this form will be required for the current users and for the fee-for-service provider types currently using Form A and Form C.

Provider categories of service that are expected to use the modified NYS HCFA-1500 under eMedNY Phase II
Service Category CodeService Category NameCurrent FormeMedNY Form (modified)
0140QMB Chiropractor & Portable X-ray NYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0162Clinic-based Ordered AmbulatoryClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0163, 0389Ordered Ambulatory Part A & B
(other than Lab)
Claim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0164, 0261, 0262, 0283, 0321-0325,
0386, 0387, 0442, 0443, 0604
DME and Hearing AidClaim Form CNYS-HCFA 1500
0281Hospital-based Ordered Ambulatory LabNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0282Hospital-based Ordered Ambulatory
(Other than Lab)
0401, 0402, 0404, 0405,
0407, 0408, 0422, 0423
Vision CareNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0460PhysicianNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0469Nurse PractitionerNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0500PodiatristNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0521Nurse LPNClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0522Nurse RNClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0523Hospital Registry LPNClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0524Hospital Registry RNClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0525MidwifeClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0560Clinical Social WorkerNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500
0580Clinical PsychologistClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0621Occupational TherapistClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0622Physical TherapistClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
0623Speech Pathologist/Speech TherapistClaim Form ANYS-HCFA 1500
1000Free Standing LaboratoryNYS-HCFA 1500NYS-HCFA 1500

NYS Pharmacy Claim
The modified Pharmacy form will be accepted for categories of service 0161, 0288, and 0441.

All rate-based providers that currently bill on Form A or on Form B will be required to use the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standard UB-92 form.

Provider categories that are expected to use the UB-92
Service Category CodeService Category NameCurrent FormeMedNY Form (modified)
0121Child CareClaim Form BUB-92
0123Residential Treatment FacilityClaim Form AUB-92
0160Diagnostic and Treatment CenterClaim Form BUB-92
0164School Supportive Health ServicesClaim Form AUB-92
0165HospiceClaim Form BUB-92
0220Managed Care CapitationClaim Form AUB-92
0260, 0260 with specialty 798Free-standing Home Health Care and Long Term Home Health CareClaim Form AUB-92
0263TBI WaiverClaim Form AUB-92
0264Personal Care Agency; Limited Licensed Home CareClaim Form AUB-92
0265Case Management ServicesClaim Form AUB-92
0266Personal Emergency Response SystemClaim Form AUB-92
0267Assisted Living Program (ALP)Claim Form BUB-92
0268OMH Rehabilitative ServicesClaim Form AUB-92
0269OMRDD HCBS WaiverClaim Form AUB-92
0284, 0284 with specialty 798Hospital-based Home Health Care and Long Term Home Health CareClaim Form AUB-92
0286Skilled Nursing Facility (Inpatient)Claim Form BUB-92
0287Hospital-based Day Treatment CenterClaim Form BUB-92
0381Long Term Care (LTC) Skilled Nursing FacilityClaim Form BUB-92
0383LTC Day CareClaim Form BUB-92
0384Intermediate Care Facility (ICF-DD)Claim Form BUB-92
0385OMRDD State Operated Clinic and Day TreatmentClaim Form BUB-92
0386NH-based Home Health CareClaim Form AUB-92
0388 w/specialty 798NH-based Long Term Home Health CareClaim Form AUB-92

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) will schedule seminars to train providers in the new billing requirements.

Dates relevant to the transition from the current forms to the new forms (i.e., cutoff date for accepting old forms, effective date for accepting new forms, etc.) will be announced at a later time.

Providers that create paper claims using a software program will need to modify their software to accommodate the changes.

If you have any questions about the contents of this article, please call CSC Provider Services at (800) 522-5518 or (518) 447-9860.

Managed Care

March 2005 Changes Affect
Health Maintenance Organizations
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The Department's Office of Managed Care (OMC) will change managed care plan encounter data reporting requirements with the implementation of eMedNY Phase II in March 2005.

The current Medicaid Encounter Data System (MEDS) was redesigned in an effort to:


  • enhance specificity;
  • take advantage of and be consistent with national health care transaction standards; and,
  • support financial analysis and rate setting.

Encounter data elements will be submitted to the department for:

  • professional services;
  • institutional services (hospital and clinic);
  • pharmacy services; and,
  • dental services.

A MEDS II Data Element Dictionary has been developed by OMC, and has been shared with managed care plans that submit encounter data.

For more information on encounter data or new MEDS II requirements, please call Mary Beth Conroy in OMC's Bureau of Quality Management and Outcomes Research at (518) 486-9012.


Update Your Enrollment Information
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The use of mobile vans to provide the operatories for the provision of dental services has become more prevalent than in the past.

In recognition of this trend, additional information about the use of such vans or other movable vehicles is requested of dentists seeking to enroll into the Medicaid program for the first time.

As an enrolled dental provider, if you have obtained a van, or other movable vehicle, for the provision of dental services subsequent to your enrollment, you should contact the Enrollment Unit to update your enrollment information at:

Provider Enrollment Unit
Bureau of Medical Review and Payment
Riverview Center, Suite 6E
150 Broadway
Albany, New York 12204-2736

If you any questions about this article, please contact the Provider Enrollment Unit at (518) 486-9440.


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The Department of Health wants health care providers to remain up to date regarding the most recent influenza-related information.

Influenza antiviral medications are an important adjunct to influenza vaccine in the prevention and treatment of influenza. In the setting of the current vaccine shortage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed interim recommendations on the use of antiviral medications for the 2004-05 influenza season. Please refer to:


The recommendations are not intended to guide use of these medications for any other situations, such as an outbreak of avian influenza. The recommendations may be updated as more information on the supply of influenza vaccine and antiviral medications becomes available.

For more information, visit or call the National Immunization Hotline at (800) 232-2522 (English), (800) 232-0233 (Espa˜nol), or (800) 243-7889 (TTY).

Pharmacy Providers

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Pharmacies submitting applications for enrollment in the Medicaid program are required to furnish written evidence of application to enroll in the Medicare program when submitting their Medicaid application to the Department of Health.

Failure to submit evidence of Medicare application or an actual Medicare Award Letter will cause a delay in the Medicaid enrollment process.

In the near future, currently enrolled pharmacies will be required to demonstrate participation in the Medicare program by either submitting a copy of their Medicare Award Letter or written evidence of application to enroll in the Medicare Program.

Currently enrolled pharmacies are encouraged to enroll in Medicare now to avoid any delays in Medicaid payments.

Medicare enrollment information is available at:

Questions regarding this article? Please call the Provider Enrollment Unit at (518) 486-9440

Provider Manuals Online
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The Department is beginning to migrate provider manuals to the internet at:

Currently Available:

  • Information For All Providers
  • Vision Care
  • Transportation
  • Home and Community Based Waiver Services(OMRDD)
  • Midwife

More information in next month's Medicaid Update!

Fraud impacts all taxpayers.

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Do you suspect that a recipient or a provider has engaged in fraudulent activities?

Please call:


Your call will remain confidential.


Pharmacy Providers
You Must Bill Medicare First
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Same Policy-New Edit

For a recipient with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage, all charges for Medicare covered drugs and supplies must be billed to Medicare first.

Sign Form

New Medicare Edit for Pharmacies

Effective January 3, 2005, Medicaid will be implementing a claims processing edit (Edit 152) to ensure that Medicaid is billed as a last resort when a recipient is both Medicare/Medicaid dually eligible (dual eligibles) and the drug or supply is covered by Medicare.

Billing for Medicare/Medicaid Dual Eligibles

Pharmacies must be enrolled in Medicare in order to bill Medicaid for drugs or supplies provided to dually eligible recipients. Pharmacies must indicate the Medicare paid amount on the submitted Medicaid claim or payment will be denied.

Post Note

Pharmacies not enrolled in Medicare and attempting to bill Medicaid for drugs and supplies for dual eligibles will not be paid.

Information on Medicare enrollment can be found at:


For billing questions, please call Computer Sciences Corporation at:
(800) 343-9000

For Medicaid enrollment, please call the Provider Enrollment Unit at:
(518) 486-9440

For information on pharmacy policy, please call the Pharmacy Policy and Operations Unit at:
(518) 486-3209

Additional technical billing information on the following page.

NCPDP 5.1 Billing Requirements for
Medicare Crossover Claims
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The following information needs to be submitted for a patient who is eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid on the Medicaid Client Eligibility file:

  1. Enter a value of '13' in field 340-7C "Other Payer ID" to identify the payer as Medicare.
  2. At a minimum, the first 4 of the following 5 qualifiers must be submitted when billing Medicaid. All of the required information is readily available on the remittance you receive from Medicare reflecting the results of their processing of the claim.
In Field 342-HC
"Other Payer Amount Paid Qualifier"
enter the following qualifiers
In Field 431-DV
"Other Payer Amount Paid"
(Medicare Dollar Amounts)
07 - Medicare ApprovedEnter the amount from the Medicare remittance identified as the approved amount.
08 - Medicare PaidEnter the amount of the payment you received from Medicare.
99 1st Occurrence - Deductible AmountEnter the amount from the Medicare remittance identified as applying to the patient's deductible.
99 2nd Occurrence - Coinsurance AmountEnter the amount from the Medicare remittance identified as the patient's coinsurance amount.
99 3rd Occurrence - Co-Payment AmountEnter the amount from the Medicare remittance identified as the patient's co-pay amount.

Additional information on billing can be found in the Pro-DUR ECCA Provider Manual available on-line at

Man and Report


This month's patient educational tools feature
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"Eating Fruits and Vegetables Helps Reduce Your Risk of Disease"
"The Role of Proteins in the Body"

The Medicaid program encourages practitioners to copy and distribute the following information to their patients and to share it with their colleagues.




Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates .They have also been linked to many health benefits, including lowered risk for certain cancers, stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Why are fruits and vegetables so healthy?

Fruits and vegetables are high in:

  • fiber, which reduces the risk of blood clots and protects against heart disease and stroke;
  • potassium, which can help control blood pressure;
  • folate, which can help lower levels of an amino acid (homocysteine), that seems to be a risk factor for heart disease; and
  • vitamin B6, which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.

While it's important to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, research is showing links between specific fruits and vegetables and specific diseases.

  • Tomatoes and products made with tomatoes are rich in lycopene which has been found to protect against cancer particularly prostate cancer;
  • Dark leafy vegetables, especially spinach and broccoli, orange juice, fortified grains, eggs, bananas, chicken, milk, fish and in vitamin supplements such as folic acid, contain folate which has been shown to decrease the risk of colon cancer;
  • Five or more servings of fruits and vegetables appear to lower the risk of stroke. Dark leafy green vegetables (broccoli, spinach), citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit) and juices seem to provide the most benefit;
  • Eight or more servings a day of fruits and vegetables appear to lower the risk of heart disease. Fruits high in Vitamin C and green leafy vegetables seem the most helpful; and
  • Blood pressure appears to drop on a diet of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and low saturated fat.

Source: The Harvard School of Public Health
Prepared by the NYSDOH, Office of Medicaid Management, Bureau of Program Guidance

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  • What are Proteins and what do they do?
    • About 75% of your weight is protein. This chemical family is found in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part of tissue. It makes up the enzymes that are responsible for the body's chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. At least 10,000 different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way.
  • Are there different types of protein?
    • There are two types of protein. One type is called complete protein and is found in animal sources. This kind of protein contains all the amino acids needed to make new protein. The other type is called incomplete protein and is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. They are called incomplete proteins because they do not contain amino acids.


  • What are amino acids?
    • Amino acids have been called the building blocks because they provide the material for making all protein and are responsible for breaking down the food we eat into waste and providing energy.
  • What happens if I eat too much protein?
    • When protein digests, it releases acids which are then broken down by calcium. Eating lots of protein, as is recommended in the "no carb" diets, requires a lot of calcium. Some of the calcium will be pulled from the bone. For this reason, a high protein diet over a long period of time can lead to weakened bones and fractures.
  • What happens if I eat too little protein?
    • Lack of protein could lead to growth failure, loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, weakening of the heart, respiratory system and death. Lack of protein is the leading cause of malnutrition in poorer countries, and this disease is called kwashiorkor.
  • How much protein should I eat?
    • Almost any reasonable diet will provide enough protein each day. Eating a variety of foods will provide the essential amino acids needed every day. You rarely eat "straight" protein. It usually comes packaged with lots of unhealthy fat, for example, when you eat meat or drink whole milk. If you eat meat, choose the leanest cuts. If you like dairy products, pick the low fat or skim products. Beans, soy, nuts, and whole grains are examples of protein without a lot of saturated fat and with a lot of fiber and nutrients.

Source: The Harvard School of Public Health



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Missing Issues?
The Medicaid Update, now indexed by subject area, can be accessed online at the New York State Department of Health website:
Hard copies can be obtained upon request by calling (518) 474-9219.

Would You Like Future Updates Emailed To You?
Email your request to our mailbox,
Let us know if you want to continue receiving the hard copy in the mail in addition to the emailed copy.

Do You Suspect Fraud?
If you suspect that a recipient or a provider has engaged in fraudulent activities, please call the fraud hotline at: 1-877-87FRAUD. Your call will remain confidential.

As a Pharmacist, Where Can I Access the List of Medicaid Reimbursable Drugs?
The list of Medicaid reimbursable drugs is available at:

Questions About an Article?
For your convenience each article contains a contact number for further information, questions or comments.

Do You Want Information On Patient Educational Tools and Medicaid's Disease Management Initiatives?
Contact Department staff at (518) 474-9219.

Questions About HIPAA?
Please contact the HIPAA Support Helpline at (800) 522-5518 or (518) 447-9860.

Address Change?
Please contact the Bureau of Medical Review and Payment at:
Fee-for-Service Provider Enrollment Unit, (518) 486-9440
Rate Based Provider Unit, (518) 474-8161

Billing Question? Call Computer Sciences Corporation:
Provider Services (800) 522-5518 or (518) 447-9860.

Comments and Suggestions Regarding This Publication?
Please contact the editor, Timothy Perry-Coon at or via telephone at (518) 474-9219 with your concerns.

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NYS Department of Health
Office of Medicaid Management
Bureau of Program Guidance
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