State news: Connecticut Medicaid drops requirement

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

HARTFORD – HME providers will no longer have to retain the original signature on prescriptions and proof of delivery for Medicaid patients for claims on or after July 1, 2018, according to HOMES. “This is a huge win for our Connecticut members,” said Karyn Estrella, president and CEO of the association. “We’ve been fighting this for years. With the strain of continuing reimbursement cuts, our members need regulatory relief.” Gov. Dannel Malloy signed S.B. 243, “An Act Concerning Audits of Medical Assistance Providers,” into law on June 1. The lobbying group TCORS Capitol Group helped providers get the bill introduced and passed in the state legislature. Stakeholders were anticipating a bulletin from Connecticut Medicaid in the next few weeks.