Provider Notice Issued 04/02/2020

Date:   April 2, 2020                                                                                  
 
To:      Long Term Care Facilities - Nursing Facilities (NF), Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled Facilities (MC/DD), Supportive Living Program (SLP) Providers and Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRF)
 
Re:      Advance Payment Recoupments – Additional 3 Month Extension to July 15, 2020
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In May 2019, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) established a process for Long Term Care (LTC) providers to request an “Advance Payment” if they were experiencing a financial hardship due to Medicaid eligibility determination issues. The process included a repayment agreement that directed the provider to submit 12 monthly installment payments on the 15th of each month, beginning in January 2020.
 
In the Provider Notice posted on January 13, 2020, LTC providers were notified of an extension of the repayment start date to April 15, 2020.
 
HFS is further extending the start date for providers to begin submitting repayments to the State. The first payment to the State will now be due on July 15, 2020. Providers will still be required to repay the Advance in twelve monthly installments, ending on June 15, 2021.
 
As done with the first extension, HFS will provide an amendment to the Advance Payment Agreement that specifies the new repayment timelines. The amendment will be available on the LTC Exchange. Providers will need to sign and upload the amendment to their Advance Payment folder on the LTC Exchange. HFS will then sign and load the final amendment. Instructions are available on the LTC Exchange site to assist in implementing this change.
 
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Long Term Care at
1-844-528-8444.
 
Kelly Cunningham
Interim Medicaid Administrator 

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