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TO:   All Providers


 


RE:   COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to
March 31, 2022


 


 


All 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 March 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.

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Current Dental Terminology
(CDT) codes descriptors, and other data are copyright © 20
22
American Medical Association and © 20
22 American Dental Association (or such other date publication of CPT
and CDT). All rights reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS apply.




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