On December 31, 2014, the enhanced federal funding to certain eligible physicians for the enhanced primary care payment for Medicaid services ended. However, Nebraska Medicaid has chosen to continue primary care enhanced payment to attested providers in the calendar year 2015 and beyond. The enhanced rate is available for providers who are fee-for-service providers with Nebraska Medicaid, as well as eligible providers who are enrolled in the Nebraska physical health managed care program.
The increased payments pertain to primary care services delivered by a physician (MD or DO) with a specialty designation of family medicine, general internal medicine, or pediatrics. Physician Assistants who are supervised by a physician that is eligible for the enhanced rate are also eligible to receive the enhanced rate. The increase applies to a specific set of services and procedures that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designates as “primary care services."
In order to qualify for the enhanced rates, eligible enrolled Nebraska Medicaid providers must attest to being a primary care physician by one of the following:
Eligible providers who may qualify for the enhanced rate must complete an Attestation Form to be submitted with the identified documentation to the Medicaid central office. Providers must attest for each new provider number or any time the provider's status of eligibility changes.
Providers should send forms and documentation to the following address: DHHS Medicaid and Long-Term Care Enhanced PCP Rates P.O. Box 95026 Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 Or Fax to: (402) 471-9092 Attention: Enhanced PCP Rates
To assist in delivery of information, a dedicated email address has been created for questions and answers specific to this program change. We will gather the questions and responses and place them on our website. The email address is: DHHS.EnhancedPCPRates@nebraska.gov.
Questions regarding enhanced primary care payments may be sent to: DHHS.EnhancedPCPRates@nebraska.gov.
Enhanced Primary Care Provider Fee schedule
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Q and A on Increased Medicaid Payments for PCPs
Q and A on Set II Increased Payments for PCPs
Q and A on Increased Medicaid Payments for managed care