TO: All Providers
RE: COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to
January 31, 2022
previously published expiration dates related to the COVID-19 emergency are
once again extended by the Alabama Medicaid Agency (Medicaid). The new
expiration date is the earlier of January 31, 2022, the conclusion of the
COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama
Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.
A listing of previous
Provider ALERTs and notices related to the health emergency is available by
selecting the Agency’s COVID-19 page in the bottom section: https://medicaid.alabama.gov/news_detail.aspx?ID=13729.
During the COVID-19 emergency, it is important to file claims as quickly
as possible to ensure payment from Medicaid is made to Medicaid providers close
to the date of service. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has
increased the federal matching percentage for the emergency time frame, but
states can only receive the increased match on claims that are paid during the
emergency. Providers should include appropriate COVID-19 diagnosis code(s) on
claims submitted to help with tracking of COVID-19.
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American Medical Association
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and CDT). All rights reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS apply.