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Buckeye Health Plan Hospice HCIC and Vent/Vent Weaning Billing Guidelines

Information below applies to Medicaid and MyCare Ohio Network Providers

Effective 10/01/2021, Billing for Hospice HCIC and Vent/Vent Weaning will only be accepted on a Uniform Billing (UB) form. Claims submitted on a CMS 1500 form will be denied for incorrect billing.

The below guidance should be followed for both Hospice and Vent/Vent-Weaning billing. If not specifically noted below, all other fields should be billed according to the Uniform Billing Editor facility claim submission billing requirements.

  • UB-04 Box 80 – The name, address, telephone number and NPI of the nursing facility (NF) where the hospice room and board services are being performed must be included. If the required information is left blank, the claim will be denied for incorrect billing. Buckeye Health Plan will validate the service location to confirm it is a certified HCIC. If it is not a certified facility, the claim will be denied for incorrect billing.
  •  Type of Bill – 81X/081X: If the claim is billed with the incorrect Type of Bill, the claim will deny as incorrect billing.
  • HCPCS Code: This field should be left blank. If information is present the claim will deny as incorrect billing. Facilities should not bill Hospice Room and Board code T2046 or any other HCPCS Code.

Hospice HCIC Specific Billing Requirement:

• Revenue Code: The below table labeled “ODM HCIC Nursing Facilities Per Diem rates” describes the revenue codes to bill based on the HCIC Service Level of the member. Claims billed with any other Revenue Codes will be denied as incorrect billing. Vent/Vent Weaning Specific Billing Requirement:

ODM HCIC Nursing Facilities Per Diem Rates

HCIC Service Level

COVID-19: Related Need

Flat Fee Daily Rate

Revenue Center Code

Quarantine Level of Care

Frequent Monitoring

$250

167

COVID-19 Level 1

Minor COVID-19: Related symptoms; frequent monitoring

$300

241

COVID-19 Level 2

Requires oxygen or other respiratory treatment and careful monitoring for signs of deterioration

$448

242

COVID-19 Level 3

Requires care beyond the capacity of a traditional NF

$820

243

COVID-19 Level 3 with ventilator

Requires care beyond the capacity of a traditional NF and ventilator care to support breathing

$984

249

Hospice Vent/Vent-Weaning Specific Billing Requirement:

  • Revenue Code: The below table labeled “Hospice Vent/Vent Weaning Nursing Facilities Per Diem Rates” outlines the revenue codes to bill based on the Vent/Vent Weaning Service Level of the member. Claims billed with any other Revenue Codes will be denied as incorrect billing.  Please note that primary diagnosis code Z99.11 is required for the claim to be payable. 
Hospice Vent/Vent Weaning Nursing Facilities Per Diem Rates

Vent/Vent Weaning Service Level

NF Specialty Code

Flat Fee Daily Rate

7/18/2020 – 6/30/2021

Flat Fee Daily Rate

7/1/2021

Primary Diagnosis Code

Revenue Center Code

Vent-dependent - full rate for
meeting Ventilator-Associated
Pneumonia (VAP) threshold

862

$819.49

$972.46

Z99.11

419

Vent weaning - full rate for meeting VAP threshold

867

$983.39

$1,166.95

Z99.11

410

Vent-dependent rate - 5% reduction for not meeting VAP threshold

864

$778.52

$923.84

Z99.11

419

Vent weaning - 5% reduction for not meeting VAP threshold

868

$934.22

$1,108.60

Z99.11

410

Nursing Facility Room and Board (T2046)

Buckeye Health Plan will continue to require nursing facility room and board hospice services to be billed using the HCFA (CMS-1500).  The name of the nursing facility in which the services were delivered must be placed in Box 32 and the NPI related to the nursing facility must be placed in 32a.

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As a new requirement to ensure clinical consistency and coverage of Medicaid services across the full American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) continuum, Buckeye must use The ASAM Criteria® in determining coverage for inpatient hospital services when the hospital provides the clinical documentation to support the review using ASAM Criteria®. Buckeye will continue to use Interqual clinical guidelines for determining inpatient hospital level of care that take into consideration all symptoms and clinical issues (SUD, psychiatric, and other medical conditions); however, for individuals with SUD conditions, Buckeye will also consider ASAM Criteria® prior to denying inpatient hospital services. When a hospital does not provide documentation to support the review using the ASAM Criteria® and the individual does not meet inpatient level of care using Interqual clinical guidelines, Buckeye will request additional documentation ASAM Criteria® for further consideration.  Inpatient hospital services must be authorized if either of the following apply:

  1. The request for admission or continued stay meets inpatient level of care criteria using Interqual clinical guidelines for hospital services, or:
  2. The request for admission or continued stay meets ASAM level 4.0 or 3.7 criteria.

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Buckeye Health Plan has contracted exclusively with J&B Medical Supply and Edwards Health Care Services to provide our Medicaid and MyCare members with some of their medical supplies through a mail order program. They should be utilized for supplies listed in this notice (PDF).

Note: If a member has a different Primary Insurer and Buckeye as their Secondary Insurer, they may use any DME provider they choose for all of their supply needs.

These vendors provide high-quality, brand name products and helps our Buckeye members with product selection and education. They can often provide product samples to help find the most appropriate product to meet the member’s individual needs to achieve the best clinical outcome.

When writing the prescription, it is important to complete it in its entirety, including a valid primary and secondary ICD-10 diagnosis. You may also request blank prescription forms:

If you have any questions, please contact Provider Services at 1-866-296-8731.

Please use the Patient/Client Liability (PL)  Reconciliation form below to report PL errors or discrepancies for claims paid by Buckeye Health Plan.  It should be used in the following circumstances:

  • You identify a situation in which the plan deducted a PL amount from a payment that is more than the PL amount specified by the county or AAA caseworker.
  • You identify a situation in which the plan deducted no PL from a claim, but you have documentation that the member does have a PL amount.

Complete the fillable PDF form located below.

Note:

  • You must submit documentation of the correct PL amount (for example, a MITS screen shot).
  • You may need to resubmit the form for future claims involving the situations listed above if PL still is deducted incorrectly.  You do not need to resubmit the supporting documentation if you submitted it once and it has not changed.
  • Please check the appropriate column on the form if you are resubmitting PL information for a Buckeye Health Plan MyCare member.

Please use the following email address to submit the form. To comply with HIPAA, you must use secure email.  MyCareOHClaims@CENTENE.com  Use Subject line: Patient Liability

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