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Podiatrists Included As Acceptable Provider Types for Home Health Care Services

Posted: 07/05/2024

On July 1, 2024, The Michigan Department of Health and Human (MDHHS) released Bulletin MMP 24-23, which updates definitions and acceptable provider types for Home Health Care Services. 

Effective August 1, 2024, Medicaid-enrolled podiatrists will be included as acceptable providers for ordering or referring and certifying physicians for HHCS. 

  • Podiatrists may be listed as the ordering or referring provider on the 837 claim form. 
  • Podiatrists may also be listed as an attending physician for HHCS claims billed on the UB-04 claim format. 

Podiatrists must perform only plan of treatment functions that are consistent with the functions they are authorized to perform under state law. 

If you have any questions, contact your Blue Cross Complete provider account executive or the Blue Cross Complete Provider Inquiry at 1-888-312-5713.

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