Wyoming Medicaid Offers Provider Incentives for Program Participation

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society The Wyoming Department of Health, Medicaid Division has developed three programs in an attempt to make their own programs more efficient and share some of that savings with Wyoming doctors. Perhaps The Department of Health’s best-known program for physician incentives is its Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, which […]

Wyoming Medicaid Changes Pre-Authorization Rules for Some Procedures

By Wyoming Medical Society Staff CHEYENNE – Wyoming Medicaid has changed some rules as it relates to pre-authorizations for pediatric procedures. According to Sheree Nall, CPC of the Wyoming Department of Health, effective Sept. 1, 2016, removal of skin tags and benign lesions will no longer require prior authorization.  The codes included are 11200-11201, 11300-11312, […]

Events, Conferences, and Announcements for June 10, 2016

Each week the Wyoming Medical Society receives a number of webinar, CME, and other conference opportunities which we share with our members without endorsement. This week’s list includes: Announcements The Wyoming Department of Health released proposed changes to Medicaid rules Ch. 7, 20, and 28. The public comment period is now underway until July 21, […]

Providers Set to Lose 3.3 Percent of Medicaid Reimbursement

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – Wyoming providers can soon expect reduced Medicaid reimbursement according to Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the provider reimbursement proposed by Forslund today will go into effect, July 1. Forslund announced a reduction in Medicaid reimbursement of 3.3 percent […]

Medicaid Fails in The Senate

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – A pair of budget amendment to expand Medicaid in Wyoming died a nasty death on Friday afternoon in the Wyoming State Senate. The first amendment was presented by Senator Bernadine Craft (R-Sweetwater) who amended the expansion plan to include a two-year sunset date, at which point Medicaid […]

WMS Board of Trustees Sets Direction for 2016 Session

The WMS Board of Directors will meet in its Cheyenne office on Jan. 16.  CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature will convene on Feb. 8 for a 20-day session in which it sets the state’s budget for the next two years. However, lawmakers will also hear several bills attempting to become Wyoming state laws. Next weekend […]

Wyoming Medicaid Encourages Providers to Begin Re-Enrollment Immediately

By Wyoming Department of Health With implementation of ICD-10 now in the state’s rear view, for the time being, Wyoming Medicaid is intensely focused on the second of its three major provider initiatives – mandatory re-enrollment. Based on a provision included in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid programs across the […]

Patient Centered Medical Homes Popping Up

The Blue Cross Blue Shield PCMH model is shown above. By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – While the concept isn t new, the high profile afforded to Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) by the Affordable Care Act is. PCMHs are being embraced by practices that say they have done this work for years, […]