Since the 10% Medicaid rate increase was announced on December 10, the Georgia Department of Community Health has been working with their vendors to update systems and coordinate the rate increase changes. Catherine Ivey, DCH Deputy Executive Director, has provided the following update:
In recent weeks, several HCAOA State Chapters’ advocacy efforts have paid off with policy wins and rate increases for home-based care.
Here’s a quick round-up…
A reminder that as of November 1, 2021, all providers of Personal Support Services (PSS) or Community Living Supports (CLS) through SOURCE, CCSP, NOW, COMP, ICWP, and / or GAPP should be regularly using EVV and submitting claims through the State EVV solution, Netsmart. The Georgia Department of Community Health reminds providers that there are three exceptions to the November 1 deadline:
The HCAOA Georgia Chapter learned last week from DCH that the 10% Medicaid rate increase has received a preliminary approval pending a CMS request to conduct a rate study. DCH is working on preparing the strategy for the rate study and will be involving providers in the rate study. In the interim, DCH is working with CMS to get approval to go ahead with the rate increase while the rate study proceeds. The HCAOA Georgia Chapter realizes that our Medicaid providers need this rate increase to cover the shortfalls since the last PSS rate increase in October 2014. Stay tuned for updates.