Navigation Links
Mississippi School Boards Association and Accelify Attain Clarity on New Medicaid Claiming Policy for Coming School Year
Date:8/13/2009

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the confusion regarding changes to Mississippi Medicaid benefits for speech therapy services, The Mississippi School Boards Association and Accelify have attained clarity from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid on the new Medicaid claiming policy for the coming school year. The changes affect benefits for speech therapy services provided by school providers, which are in fact still claimable. Specifically, the new policy states that speech-language pathology services must be "medically necessary" to qualify for Medicaid benefits. Accordingly, Health Systems of Mississippi (HSM) must review all requests for speech therapy and approve them to be administered by providers. If approved, HSM will issue a Treatment Authorization Number, which is required when billing claims to Medicaid for therapy services.

"We are proud to provide information on programs that impact schools," said Dr. Michael Waldrop, MSBA's Executive Director. "MSBA is dedicated to offering Mississippi school districts the resources they need to ensure quality performance and maximum results. We are confident that our alliance with Accelify, as our Medicaid claiming partner, will ensure School District Medicaid reimbursements can still increase dramatically in spite of these recent changes."

In order to continue receiving benefits for services provided without affecting your reimbursements, providers must obtain pre-authorization before services are rendered. Accelify's Medicaid claiming systems and IEP development solution are all compatible with the recent changes, and will ensure districts can continue claiming benefits once Treatment Authorization Numbers are obtained for eligible students.

"We are pleased to work with MSBA in addressing these recent changes to Medicaid policy" said Alex Brecher, COO of Accelify. "We are committed to maximizing Medicaid revenue for our districts and are confident that these policy changes will not have a negative impact on our clients Medicaid revenue."

For more information regarding Mississippi Medicaid benefits for speech therapy, please review the following memo issued by Phyllis Williams, Deputy Administrator for Health Services in the State of Mississippi http://www.accelify.com/pdf/MS_Medicaid_Letter_Speech.pdf.

To reach an Accelify representative, please call Derek Abraham, Director of Operations, at 888-9ACCELIFY or email msinfo@accelify.com.

About MSBA

The mission of the Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) is to ensure quality school board performance through advocacy, technical assistance, leadership, training, and information dissemination. Exclusively for school board members in Mississippi, MSBA provides services in the belief that board members are better policy makers when they have proper information, skills and resources -- and are driven by a commitment to educating children.

About Accelify LLC:

Accelify is currently the second largest school-based Medicaid billing agent in the country. Accelify serves more than 1,000 School Districts in 9 states with more than 500,000 Special Education students. The company has offices in seven states and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. The company is endorsed by numerous state school board associations and other educational associations for its staff, technologies, processes and training. Accelify (and its predecessor companies) has been serving school districts since the 1990s.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Accelify LLC
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Gentiva(R) Health Services Signs Agreement to Acquire Home Health Agency with Offices in Mississippi and Alabama
2. CMS Selects TrailBlazer Health Enterprises to Administer Medicare Program in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
3. HMS Awarded Third Party Data Match and Recovery Contract by Mississippi Medicaid
4. New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State
5. New Mississippi Poll: Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
6. Mississippi Tobacco Tax Increase is a Victory for Kids and Taxpayers
7. QHR Management Client Hancock Medical Center Named Mississippi Hospital of the Year
8. Mississippi Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill
9. President of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society Joins with Retasure to Prevent Vision Loss
10. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Mississippi Workers Hurt by Recession
11. Mississippi Administrative Services Chooses the HealthRules(R) Product Suite from HealthEdge(R) to Address Next-Generation Business Needs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, ... has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX ... eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare ... CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will ... during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the ... offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for ... campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, ... that day with the investment community and media to ... conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. ... live webcast of the conference call through a link ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host ... webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 ... approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also ... performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: