Medicare Part D: The Medicare prescription drug benefit program. We call this program “Part D” for short. Medicare Part D covers outpatient prescription drugs, vaccines, and some supplies not covered by Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B or Medical Assistance. Our plan includes Medicare Part D.Medicare Part A: The Medicare program that covers most medically necessary hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, and hospice care.
Medicare Part B: The Medicare program that covers services (such as lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits) and supplies (such as wheelchairs and walkers) that are medically necessary to treat a disease or condition. Medicare Part B also covers many preventive and screening services.
Medical Assistance: This is the name of Minnesota’s Medicaid program. Medical Assistance is run by the state and is paid for by the state and the federal government. It helps people with limited incomes and resources pay for long-term services and supports and medical costs.
It covers extra services and some drugs not covered by Medicare. Medicaid programs vary from state to state, but most health care costs are covered if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Provider Updates & Bulletins

Provider Network News – Newsletter
April 1, 2024 | Provider Network News: Spring 2024 (pdf)
January 1, 2024 | Provider Network News: Winter 2023 (pdf)
October 1, 2023 | Provider Network News: Fall 2023 (pdf)
July 1, 2023 | Provider Network News: Summer 2023 (pdf)

Provider Updates & Bulletins
April 11, 2024 | CMS NCCI Coding Updates
April 10, 2024 | Medicare Supplemental Benefit Eyewear Lens Upgrades
April 4, 2024 | CMS Recognizes Two New Provider Types
March 19, 2024 | Providers Should Verify Enrollment Record Revalidation Status
February 16, 2024 | Change to Unloaded Miles Reimbursement Effective 4/1/24
December 18, 2023 | New Prior Authorization Platform Coming 1/1/2024
December 13, 2023 | HHC Providers are the final phase of EVV with HHAeXchange
December 13, 2023 | PCA Providers are the final phase of EVV with HHAeXchange
December 8, 2023 | Provider Responsibilities for Members with Reinstated Coverage
October 30, 2023 | DME Rural Rates Coming Soon
October 3, 2023 | HHA Providers Must Complete Enrollment Form
July 28, 2023 | August Renewal Deadline Extended
July 26, 2023 | Clarification on Transportation Billing and Documentation Requirements
July 3, 2023 | MA Renewal Deadline Extended
June 21, 2023 | Update to COB Claims Process
June 19, 2023 | Multiple Endoscopy Reduction Rules Change
June 12, 2023 | MCO Contracted Only Provider Enrollment Training
May 25, 2023 | All Contracted Providers Must Enroll with MHCP
May 23, 2023 | Need Providers Help to Communicate Renewal Process
February 9, 2023 | Claim Appeal Update
February 2, 2023 | NEMT UMPI Claims Update
January 6, 2023 | NEMT Winter Process Reminder
December 8, 2022 | Skilled Nursing Facility Daily Rates
October 31, 2022 | Provider Contact Center Hours Change
October 19, 2022 | Claim Service Dates Restricted to Same Calendar Month/Span Dates into Future on Supply Claims
August 18, 2022 | Provider Training Opportunity for Do No Harm: Trauma-informed Supports
June 29, 2022 | NEMT Driver Claims Update
June 8, 2022 | 1115 SUD System Reform Enrollment Requirement
March 8, 2022 | SUD Billing Change
March 4, 2022 | REVISED Telehealth Provider Assurance Statement Information
March 1, 2022 | PCPO Agencies to CFSS Agencies Change
February 17, 2022 | DHS offers training for Housing Stabilization Services Providers
February 7, 2022 | Changes to Notification of Admission for Home Health Agencies
January 28, 2022 | Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Provider Grants Available
January 27, 2022 | Coordination of Benefit Appeal Process
December 17, 2021 | Web Training on Modernizing Healthcare to Improve Physical Accessibility
December 17, 2021 | Minnesota Provider Screening and Enrollment (MPSE) Portal
September 28, 2021 | NEMT organization changes with DHS. Effective July 1, 2021
August 11, 2021 | DHS sponsored EIDBI Meet and Greet Scheduled
July 29, 2021 | Redesigned Website
June 28, 2021 | Transportation Tips and Updates
May 27, 2021 | Announcing South Country's Logo Update (pdf)
May 11, 2021 | HHS Announces Nearly $1 Billion for Rural COVID-19 Response (pdf)
February 2, 2021 | COVID-19 CMS Waiver for SNF Providers (pdf)

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Last Updated on 04/16/2024 by Chris Gartner