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At the January meeting of the Medical Services Fund Advisory Council Vicki Cunningham, BMS Pharmacy Director, reported that as of March 14, 2016, Medicaid would not pay for prescriptions if they were not written by a WV Medicaid enrolled provider. CMS has given states an extension on this deadline and it is now June 1, 2016. It is important to note that you may be employed by an entity that bills West Virginia Medicaid for your medical services, prescriptions written by you cannot be covered unless you are also enrolled.
To enroll as a West Virginia Medicaid provider, please contact Molina Provider Enrollment at 888-483-0793. If you are a physician assistant, the practice or physician with whom you are employed must call Molina Provider Enrollment to enroll you as an ordering/rendering provider. If you have questions, please contact the Pharmacy Services Program at 304-558-1700 or at DHHRMedicaidPharmacist@wv.gov.
Update Regarding Posting and Use of Driver Examination Forms
The Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule requires certified Medical Examiners (MEs) to continue using the current driver examination forms found on the FMCSA website until December 22, 2015 and to use the newly revised driver examination forms discussed in the final rule beginning December 22, 2015.
As a result of the unexpected delays in posting the final versions of the newly revised driver examination forms and recognizing that MEs need to have access to the forms prior to the effective date for a number of reasons, FMCSA will allow MEs to use both the current and newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate from December 22, 2015 until April 20, 2016. The Agency has published a Federal Register notice announcing this guidance which is accessible by clicking the link below.
Both the current and newly revised versions of the driver examination forms are available on the FMCSA website. In addition, the final versions of the newly revised driver examination forms have been posted in the Resource Center of the National Registry website and are accessible by clicking on the links below.
A sample CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850 has been posted in the Resource Center of the National Registry website and is accessible by clicking on the link below. Because the CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850 is an electronic form and only available through the ME’s National Registry account, the sample is a representation of what MEs will see when entering CMV driver examination results into the National Registry system. MEs are required to continue to report CMV driver medical examination results by accessing their National Registry accounts and completing the MCSA-5850 online.
Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?
More than 80 percent of health care professionals go to work when they are sick, potentially putting patients and colleagues at risk. Read what one of our own WV AAFP members, Kimberly Becher, M.D., has to say in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post. Click the clink below:
“The Million Hearts®: CVD Model is a randomized-controlled trial that seeks to bridge a gap in cardiovascular care by providing targeted incentives for providers to engage in individual CVD risk calculation and population-level risk management. Instead of focusing on the individual components of risk, participating practices will engage in risk stratification across a patient panel to identify those at highest risk for ASCVD. ” Read more about the above exert at the link below: