- As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,055,779 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, 741,744 of whom were enrolled in managed care through one of six commercial managed care organizations (MCOs) or a primary care case management program.
- Physical and behavioral health benefits are delivered through MCOs. Dental benefits are carved out from managed care and are delivered on a fee-for-service basis.
- Two home and community-based services waivers can be used to provide services to children:
The Indiana Administrative Code (405 IAC 5-2-17) defines medically reasonable and necessary services for Medicaid.
“‘Medically reasonable and necessary service’ as used in this title means a covered service (as defined in section 6 of this rule) that is required for the care or well being of the patient and is provided in accordance with generally accepted standards of medical or professional practice. For a service to be reimbursable by the office, it must:
(1) be medically reasonable and necessary, as determined by the office, which shall, in making that determination, utilize generally accepted standards of medical or professional practice; and
(2) not be listed in this title as a noncovered service, or otherwise excluded from coverage.”
|Initiatives to Improve Access
|Reporting & Data Collection||
Managed care organizations (MCOs) are required to collect quality measurement data on areas that include: EPSDT services, immunization rates, and blood lead testing.
MCOs also offer performance bonuses to providers based on HEDIS measures as part of the Indiana 2014 Performance Bonus Program for Hoosier Healthwatch. Among the measures determining performance bonuses are:
Managed care entities in Indiana are required to:
Medicaid providers can bill for structured developmental screenings at select well-child visits (at 9 months, 18 months, and 30 months). The state suggests the following tools be used when billing for a developmental screening:
|Support to Providers and Families||
Support for Providers
Indiana’s Medicaid program operates a provider website that collects a variety of information on the program. This includes claims and billing guidelines, fee schedules, form, provider manuals, and information on each managed care organization in the state. The site also contains virtual provider training on program procedures. The state also produces an EPSDT/Healthwatch provider manual.
Support for Families
A Medicaid member website provides information on the program for enrollees. The site helps beneficiaries to choose a health plan and understand available benefits. It also provides tips for prevention and staying healthy.
Coordination of physical and behavioral health services for Medicaid beneficiaries with co-morbidities is required of managed care organizations (MCOs). MCOs provide case management for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving behavioral health services, coordinating between physical and behavioral health providers.
Children with special health care needs receive care coordination services through a special program, Care Select. They enroll in special managed care organizations designed to improve communication across provider settings and arrange more holistic, whole-person service delivery (addressing physical, behavioral, and social needs).
Indiana EPSDT provider manual provides information on dental observation and screening as part of well-child visits, as well as guidelines on providing dental anticipatory guidance to parents.