Beginning Sept. 1, Indiana Medicaid will reimburse for genetic testing for developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder and/or mental retardation. That means your patients will now be able to get the life-saving tests they need.
The new rule was announced July 30 after code changes in January caused reimbursement interruptions. In fact, the matter spurred the submission of a resolution for this year’s House of Delegates meeting. The resolution asks the ISMA to “support Medicaid coverage for state-of-the-art genetic testing.” (Find Resolution 13-16 in the ISMA convention area.)
“We heard from our members about this problem, so we immediately began working with Medicaid to resolve the issue and were successful,” commented Mike Rinebold, the ISMA’s director of Government Relations. “However, the resolution is still relevant in case there are future reimbursement issues.”
The new rule is posted on the July 30, 2013 IHCP Banner Page. Look for BR201330 here.