New federal Medicaid rules
New federal rules require all Medicaid providers to revalidate their Medicaid enrollment starting July 2015 and pay a fee. Nurses will see little change in their enrollment and, as individuals, nurses will be exempted from paying an application fee (unless they are a group of nurses or a clinic run by nurses that enroll in Medicaid and bill as such). More information about the new rules is available under "Federal Provider Screening Regulations" at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/provider-implementations.
Since these are federal requirements, the Department has little flexibility in implementing the new rules but we are looking for stakeholder feedback on a few specific areas. We are also hosting a webinar next week where providers from across the state can learn more about these new rules. Information is below. Thursday, October 23th,12-1pm - Web-based forum on new federal provider screening regulations: The Department will present the new federal regulations and begin to collect feedback about how best to implement them in Colorado. This web-based forum will allow providers and stakeholders from across the state to learn about the new requirements and interact with Department staff. Register for this webinar online (https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/967208831). Space is limited.