The Health Care Authority (HCA) recently sent the following alert to dental Medicaid providers.
ProviderOne changes to support enhanced Apple Health (Medicaid) Provider Directory
The Health Care Authority (HCA) sends you this notification to let you know about changes we are making to ProviderOne. These changes will support an improved experience for Apple Health (Medicaid) clients when searching for a provider and will require that you update your ProviderOne provider file.
What is happening?
On March 9, 2020, CMS released an interoperability rule which, in part, requires provider directory information to be made available to Apple Health clients. The interoperability rules are mandated and were put in place to benefit Apple Health clients and create better access to health care.
What is HCA doing?
To help our clients and remain in compliance with the new interoperability requirements, HCA will be creating a new Provider Directory tool. This will replace our existing Find a Provider tool and offer an improved experience with the following new features:
- Billing providers will be able to associate their servicing providers to a specific servicing location
- Billing providers will be able to associate taxonomies to a specific servicing location
- Apple Health clients will be able to utilize the Provider Directory within a specific location via third party application – increasing client satisfaction and connection to health care
The new Provider Directory data will be available for clients to access on December 10, 2021. We will keep you updated as we move towards our launch date.
I am a provider. What do I need to do?
Action will soon be required on your part to get ready for this change.
We are currently developing a user guide for your reference when making changes to your provider file, and will distribute it once complete.
Stay tuned and keep checking your email for updates!
If you have any questions regarding these changes or your ProviderOne provider file, please contact HCA through one of the following channels.