Please note, this communication applies to Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (Anthem CCC Plus) offered by HealthKeepers, Inc.

 

HealthKeepers, Inc. would like to remind Anthem CCC Plus providers of the visit limitations and a change to the authorization requirements for the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Waiver Consumer Directed Service Facilitation visits.

 

There are several different management visits allowed to be billed by Service facilitators, as part of the Consumer Direction program. Service facilitators can review these visit types and defined expectation in the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Waiver Services Provider Manual, as well as utilize the How to Do Business Chart on the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) website.

 

What is the change?

 

Effective September 1, 2022, prior authorization will be required for the following service:

  • Code: (99509) Routine visit – authorization required.

 

HealthKeepers, Inc. will initiate the first round of authorizations for 99509, so no initial action is needed from the provider. However, they will be required to request renewal yearly as needed.

 

Defined below are the visit limitations allowed by HealthKeepers, Inc. as well as the authorization requirements.

 

Service code

Visit limits

Authorization required?

H2000 – Initial Comprehensive Visit

One visit per member per lifetime

Authorization required

S5109 – Consumer Training Visit

One visit per Employer of Record (EOR)

Authorization required

(also required if service is requested due to change in EOR)

99509 – Routine visit

Five visits per rolling calendar year

Authorization required

S5116 – Management Training Hours

Two visits per rolling calendar year

Authorization required for any visits over the allowable limit

T1028 – Reassessment Visit

Two visits per rolling calendar year

Authorization required for visits over allowable limit

 

How do I request authorization?

 

Requests may be submitted by calling Provider Services at 855-323-4687, ext. 1061035152 or faxing the requests to one of the fax lines indicated below. All requests must include clinical documentation showing a medical reason why the member needs to have the service. As a reminder, we allow requests for authorizations to be submitted retroactively up to 10 calendar days after the service, however, approval is based on utilization review.

 

Documentation requirements

 

  • For 99509- Routine visit: The service facilitator should supply DMAS 99 to coincide with visit.

      Example: If frequency of visit is necessary due to a change in level of care, it should be documented appropriately on DMAS 99.

  • For S5116- Management training hours: The service facilitator should supply DMAS 99 to coincide with visit.  

      Example: If management training hours are provided upon the request of the individual/EOR, the service facilitator should document what training was provided and discussed. This service is for EOR training only, as attendant training is the responsibility of the EOR. 

  • For T1028- Reassessment visit: The service facilitator should supply DMAS 99 to coincide with visit.  

      Example: If reassessment visit needed after hospital discharge, should be documented appropriately on DMAS 99. 

  • For S5109 – Consumer training visit: The service facilitator should supply the Fiscal Agent Request Form (FARF) that shows proof in the change of the EOR, when requesting any additional visits outside of the standard one visit.

 

Fax lines

 

Anthem CCC Plus Waiver standard requests    

844-864-7853

Anthem CCC Plus Waiver expedited requests

888-235-8390

 

If you have any questions about this communication, call Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Medallion Provider Services at 800‑901‑0020 or Anthem CCC Plus Provider Services at 855‑323‑4687.

 

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