HPSA Bonus Payments for All Mental Health Specialties

MLN Matters Number: MM11327
Related CR Release Date: November 1, 2019
Related CR Transmittal Number: R4431CP
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11327
Effective Date: February 4, 2020
Implementation Date: For claims processed on or after February 4, 2020

CR11327 informs MACs to update their system to make all psychiatric specialties eligible to receive the mental health bonus. Currently, the claims manual indicates that Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) bonus payments for mental health services, only specialty 26 is set up to receive the bonus. Make sure that your billing staffs are aware of these changes.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (MM)11327.

Last Updated Nov 05, 2019