Passport Plans Workshops for Members of Provider Network to Learn About New Claims System and Provider Portal

Passport is holding annual provider workshops to educate providers on Medicaid processes, procedures, and more. This year, Passport’s workshops will be dedicated to training on the new claims system and provider portal.

Passport will offer training opportunities around the state of Kentucky:

  • Bowling Green – Tuesday, August 29, at the National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Dr.
  • Pikeville – Thursday, August 31, at the Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, 849 Hambley Blvd.
  • Erlanger – Wednesday, September 6, at Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Hwy.
  • Paducah – Friday, September 8, at Baptist Paducah Church, 2501 KY Ave.
  • Ashland – Tuesday, September 12, at the Ashland Plaza Hotel, 1441 Winchester Ave.
  • Owensboro – Thursday, September 14, at Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, 2840 W Parrish Ave.
  • Lexington – Tuesday, September 19, or Wednesday, September 20, at Fasig-Tipton Company, 2400 Newtown Pike
  • Louisville – Friday, September 22 or Monday, September 25 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Plaza 1, 4001 Dutchmans LN, St Matthews, KY 40207 or Wednesday, September 27 at Home of the Innocents 1100 Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206

All training workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time and will include lunch.

If a provider is unable to attend any of these dates, training webinars will also be offered on Tuesday, September 19, and Tuesday September 26, both at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

To register, providers should email their date/location to providerinquiries@passporthealthplan.com, or can go to the “Educational Resources” section of Passport’s website then click on Provider Workshops. For providers who have questions, they can call Passport Provider Services at (800) 578-0775.

 

Healthcare Providers Prepare for New ICD-10 Code Sets this Week

ICD-10 LogoHealthcare providers around the country have been preparing for this Thursday, October 1, when the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

ICD-10 consists of two parts:

  • ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, which is for use in all U.S. health care settings.
  • ICD-10-PCS inpatient procedure coding, which is for use in U.S. hospital settings.

ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims:

  • Claims for services provided on or after the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
  • Claims for services provided prior to the compliance date should be submitted with ICD-9 diagnosis codes.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a special website called RoadTo10.org that bills itself as the “one-stop source for all things ICD-10.”

Also, for any provider in the Passport network who has questions about the ICD-10, you can contact Provider Services at (800) 578-0775, or contact your provider relations specialist. To see other “eNews” mailings that get shared with providers, please click here.