If you are expecting primary care supplemental payments for Medicaid services provided under managed care plans, you may have to wait. According to the Indiana Family and Social services Administration (FSSA), payments are pending until the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) signs the contracts.
“The managed care entities want to distribute the payments, but they can’t,” explained Gloria Kirkham, ISMA practice advisor. “At this time, Indiana Medicaid does not have control over the contract review and approval process, so they can’t identify a date when the payments will be sent to physicians.”
Once the signed contracts have been approved by the CMS, payments will be issued for services with dates of services on or after Jan. 1, 2013, or the provider’s attestation date, whichever is latest.
FSSA officials are providing updates on their website at the Indiana Medicaid website.