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Iowa Billing User Group Webinar – 2nd Opportunity to Learn!

WOW!    What a great turnout on Tuesday the 7th  for our Iowa Billing User Group Webinar.   Thank you for attending!

The webinar video is now available.  Use these links to view…

If you missed the 11/7 IA User Group Webinar to address the “Iowa Tiered Rates & Billing Changes in the Billing Plus Module” or wish to attend again, there is a 2nd opportunity to do so.

Next Thursday the 16th at 2:00pm local time, our Iowa Therap Billing Specialist, Heather Thornton will again provide an overview of how to adjust your Therap Service Authorizations in preparation for the change to the tiered rate structure.

The intent of this training is to get you prepared and review the steps to complete your Therap Service Authorization updates.

This is open to the entire Iowa Therap User Community.

Use the following link to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1802482574373438211

You do not need to be a Therap Billing Plus Module subscriber to attend!

Questions? Seeking more clarity? Desire a 1:1 session? Please ask! Heather can be reached at heather.thornton@therapservices.net. We want you to be ready.

Best,

Jeff

Are you going to the Therap Nat’l Conference?
If not, you should!

Therap Nat’l Conference – Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018 – Omaha, NE

By |2018-02-25T13:15:30+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Billing Plus, Central Region, Heather Thornton, IA, Iowa, Iowa Manged Care, Jeff Mau, User Group|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Iowa Billing User Group Webinar – 2nd Opportunity to Learn!

Iowa Therap User Webinars: Tiered Rates & Billing Changes in the Billing Plus Module.

Please join our Iowa Therap Billing Specialist, Heather Thornton as she provides an overview of how to adjust your Therap Service Authorizations in preparation for the change to the tiered rate structure.

While you may not have your updated NOD’s just yet, the intent of this training is to get you prepared and review the steps to complete your service authorization updates when you have them in hand.

There will be 2 opportunities to attend these informational training sessions.

  • Tuesday, November 7th at 10:00am local time.
  • Thursday, November 16th at 2:00pm local time.

You may attend 1 or both.  As always, our webinars are offered at no charge to the Therap User Community.

Use the following link to register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1802482574373438211

Use the pulldown menu to select your desired date / time (first list field).

You do not need to be a Therap Billing Plus Module subscriber to attend!

Questions? Please ask! Heather can be reached at heather.thornton@therapservices.net.

You may also reach the entire Central Team via email at central@therapservices.net.

Best,

Jeff

Are you going to the Therap Nat’l Conference?
If not, you should!

Therap Nat’l Conference – Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018 – Omaha, NE

By |2017-10-31T16:57:00+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Announcement, Billing Plus, Central Region, Heather Thornton, IA, Iowa, Iowa Manged Care, Jeff Mau, User Group|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Iowa Therap User Webinars: Tiered Rates & Billing Changes in the Billing Plus Module.

Therap in Iowa – MCO’s & Billing Functionality Update 2.9.2016

Greetings Iowa Therap User Community!

As we wait for CMS to rule as to whether or not the Iowa Medicaid Modernization initiative is a “GO” for March 1st, Heather Thornton, Therap Billing Specialist, has askedMedicaid-Managed-Care-Square that I share the following regarding agency preparation…

In order to process claims via Therap for the Iowa MCO’s, clearinghouse enrollment is required. Therefore, if Iowa providers using Therap’s Billing Plus module want to send me their NPI, EIN and address information for enrollment into the clearinghouse, I can enter that information now. Please send ALL of your NPI numbers.

Send this information to heather.thornton@therapservices.net .

Upon receipt and after I enter this information on your behalf, the agency will have the capability to submit claims to the Iowa MCO’s via Therap.

In order to obtain your ERA (Electronic Remittance Advice) for AmeriHealth, there is a pre-enrollment form that must be completed by the agency. If not done so already, please request this form when you send your NPI, EIN information for Amerihealth to me. I will then send you the form that needs to be completed. In turn, you must complete the form and send it to the listed address for Amerihealth.

As you are aware, IME has stated that they will be paying all Iowa Magellan claims for the service dates starting on and after 1/1/16. To make sure you are able to bill within Therap during this transition time, your funding source listed on the Magellan Service Authorizations will need to be changed to IME.

If you have already generated Iowa Magellan claims, you will need to create a new Service Authorizations for the Iowa Magellan claims and replace the funding source with IME in order for them to be processed.

AGAINplease wait to expire current service authorizations until further notice.

As stated in previous communications, this is all predicated on whether or not CMS approves the Managed Care initiative for Iowa and the new 3/1/16 start date.

THERAP IOWA PROVIDER BILLING WEBINAR BEING PLANNED.

Once we have definitive information on the start date for the Iowa Medicaid Modernization initiative, I plan to hold an instructional webinar for Iowa Providers using the Billing Plus module and explain how to move your current Service Authorizations to the new MCO funding sources and other preparation tasks. More information regarding this webinar will be shared when available.

As always, please feel free to contact me (heather.thornton@therapservices.net) if you have any questions specific these changes in the Billing Plus module. We will keep you updated on the progress as we want this to be an easy transition.

By |2016-11-03T09:56:36+00:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: Billing Plus, Central Region, Heather Thornton, IA, Iowa, Iowa Manged Care, Jeff Mau, Training & Implementation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap in Iowa – MCO’s & Billing Functionality Update 2.9.2016

Therap in Iowa – MCO’s & Billing Functionality Update 2.4.2016

TESTING OF MCO ELECTRONIC LINKS FOR THERAP BILLING COMPLETE!

Iowa Providers that utilize Therap’s Billing Plus functionality (the ability to submit claims directly from the platform), please find below our current progress.Medicaid-Managed-Care-Square

Therap Billing Specialist, Heather Thornton, is pleased to share this update…

Therap has completed their testing with the 3 current MCO’s…

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.

….and test claims have gone through the clearinghouse with no issues. The funding sources are now available in Therap.

This is great news as it means that when the MCO’s do GO LIVE, Therap Billing functionality will be ready.

NOTE: As we are all aware, Wellcare was disqualified from the Iowa Medicaid Modernization initiative on 12/18/15.   As of 12/22/15, Wellcare was/is appealing the decision. While Therap will keep that link available, testing will not be done until a decision on the appeal is announced.

NEXT STEPS
While this is a relatively small task, you can create the funding sources in your Therap platform for the 3 current MCO’s and attach the applicable “Payer”. Please see steps below:

  • Go to Admin Tab -> Billing section
  • From “Funding Source”, select “New”.
  • Input the applicable MCO information. (Red asterisk = Required)
  • Select applicable “Payer” option from the pull down menu in the Electronic Billing section (near bottom of the page).
  • Click on “Save”.
  • Complete the process for the remaining MCO’s.

AGAINplease wait to expire your current service authorizations until further notice.

This is all predicated on whether or not CMS approves the Managed Care initiative for Iowa and the new 3/1/16 start date. From the available information, CMS is forecast to return to Iowa in mid-February to make that determination.

THERAP IOWA PROVIDER BILLING WEBINAR BEING PLANNED.

Once we have definitive information on the start date for the Iowa Medicaid Modernization initiative, I plan to hold an instructional webinar for Iowa Providers using the Billing Plus module and explain how to move your current Service Authorizations to the new MCO funding sources and other preparation tasks. More information regarding this webinar will be shared when available.

As always, please feel free to contact me (heather.thornton@therapservices.net) if you have any questions specific these changes in the Billing Plus module. We will keep you updated on the progress as we want this to be an easy transition.

By |2016-11-03T09:56:36+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Billing Plus, Central Region, Heather Thornton, IA, Iowa, Iowa Manged Care|Comments Off on Therap in Iowa – MCO’s & Billing Functionality Update 2.4.2016