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Subject: Missouri Medicaid Provider Enrollment Deadline Extended
Source: Shelley Witherbee, Supervisor, Funds Management

Intended Audience: School Administrators and Directors of Special Education

Date: January 5, 2007

As previously stated, school districts with ACTIVE therapy provider numbers for speech, occupational, and/or physical therapy have been automatically assigned one consolidated Clinic/Group provider number (beginning with 50). Written notification of the new clinic/group provider number has already been sent to each school district at the current address listed on the Provider Enrollment Master File. If you did not receive a notice of the new consolidated number, send an email to providerenrollment@dss.mo.gov.

Termination of the School Districts' current provider numbers for school-based speech therapy (46), occupational therapy (47), and physical therapy (48) has been postponed until March 1, 2007. Prior to this date, districts may continue to bill using their current therapy numbers (46, 47, 48) or use the new consolidated number (50) if the district has received the individual therapist's number performing the service. This extension will allow additional time for the individual school-based therapists to enroll with Missouri Medicaid. All district employed therapists MUST enroll as individual providers, including Speech and Language Teachers certified through DESE. Individual district employed therapists have until January 31, 2007, to submit their enrollment applications to Missouri Medicaid. Both individual and district enrollment applications may be completed on-line at:
Enrollment applications received by January 31, 2007, will be processed by March 1, 2007. Enrollment applications received after January 31, 2007, may not be processed in time to meet the March 1, 2007, deadline.

Training for the Medicaid enrollment/billing changes will be held in the coming weeks. A SELS message will be sent to districts with detailed information regarding the training. Information will also be posted on the Funds Management website at:

If you have any questions, please contact me at shelley.witherbee@dese.mo.gov or (573) 522-2523.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404

Revised: January 05, 2007

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