What's going on at Kid's Creek?
You are probably aware of the recent news from Medicaid, but we wanted to ensure that our families were informed.
Changes starting 7/1/13 for Medicaid:
As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all doctors who prescribe or order services for Medicaid recipients (that means Katie Beckett/Deeming waiver, GAPP, NOW/COMP-home and community based waivers, etc..), or who refer Medicaid recipients to other providers/doctors, must be a Medicaid provider.
In the past this was not the case. Many families have made the choice to go to a pediatrician that does not accept Medicaid. If you do this, that doctor can no longer write prescriptions for Medicaid related services (example: therapy, prescriptions for medications, equipment, etc. if Medicaid is paying any amount of the bill).
If you don't know if your doctor is a Medicaid provider and writes your prescriptions, please ask. We are hopeful that if your current physician does not have a Medicaid provider number, that they will be willing to apply for one.
Please stay in communication with Emily (our billing and scheduling coordinator) regarding your physician's status in this situation. It is our desire that every patient who has Medicaid does not experience any lapse in the vital therapy services that they receive due to this change.
Thank you for addressing this with your child's physician and let us know if you have any questions.