Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Electronic Data Interchange with Nebraska Medicaid. If you don't find your questions and answers here, please call the Medicaid EDI Help Desk.
Yes. Claims that require paper attachments, such as invoices or consent forms, can be sent electronically. The claim must contain an attachment control number. The attachment is then mailed or faxed, along with a form identifying it as a claim attachment. See 471-000-87 for the form (MC-2) and instructions.
The electronic remittance advice, claim status, and eligibility inquiry transactions are the most common. We support all the HIPAA-mandated electronic transactions for healthcare payers.
No, we do not furnish software. Most providers use a clearinghouse to submit their claims.
Nebraska Medicaid is unable to recommend any particular clearinghouse. However, available in our FAQ section, we do have a list of recommended questions to ask any potential clearinghouse.
Yes, if you have the technical expertise to create the transaction in the ASC X12N format and meet the X12 claim submission requirements.
You will work closely with the Medicaid EDI help desk during testing. For more information, see EDI testing process and requirements.
If you plan to use a clearinghouse, research the options. After selection, the clearinghouse will take care of the paperwork required to add you as a trading partner.
If you plan to submit your claims directly to Nebraska Medicaid, complete the EDI Enrollment Forms and have your technical programmer contact the Medicaid EDI help desk.
Effective January 1, 2012, NPI, taxonomy code and zip + 4 (9-digit zip code) must be submitted for billing providers and NPIs are expected for all other provider identifiers. Atypical providers may continue to use legacy Medicaid provider numbers.
Yes, effective December 15, 2010, Nebraska Medicaid began supporting SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) for submission of X12 HIPAA electronic transactions. The X12 submission requirements manual using secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) is available on our website.
Yes, Nebraska Medicaid accepts 270 and 276 transactions via HTTP/S, and also may deliver the 835 via HTTP/S. As it is available, further information regarding these transactions will be posted here.
The HIPAA 5010 277 claims acknowledgment transaction is an acknowledgment of receipt of claim submission(s) at the pre-processing stage; which is the process that determines whether or not to introduce the claim into the MMIS adjudication system. Claims will be reported back to the trading partner as either 'accepted' or 'rejected'.
The 277 claims acknowledgment transaction may report at the information receiver level, provider level, claim level and line level, providing the following information:
If the claim has been paid in error or denied you must follow the outlined adjustment procedure. More information on Nebraska Medicaid's adjustment procedure can be found in the 471 appendix 471-000-99.