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Subject: Medicaid NPI Assignment for DESE Certified Speech Teachers

Source: Shelley Witherbee, Supervisor, Funds Management

Intended Audience: School Administrators, Directors of Special Education, Medicaid Billers

Date: January 23, 2008

MO HealthNet is ready to assign Atypical National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers to DESE Certified Speech teachers providing billable Medicaid therapy services.  Before an NPI number may be assigned, the Speech teacher must be enrolled as a current MO HealthNet provider.  If the teacher is not a MO HealthNet provider, they must enroll at:  https://peu.momed.com/momed/presentation/commongui/PeHome.jsp

The district needs to submit a list of all DESE Certified speech teachers, along with their current provider number, to: MO HealthNet, Provider Enrollment Unit, PO Box 6500, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  Teachers may verify their current status by emailing providerenrollment@dss.mo.gov

A letter will be issued to the TEACHER containing the Atypical NPI Number. The teacher will need to supply the number to the Medicaid Biller in the district, but keep the letter themselves as an official Medicaid record.  If a teacher works in multiple districts, their name and provider number only needs to be submitted by one district.  One NPI number will be assigned to use in all the districts where they are providing services.

If you have any questions, please contact Karri Thurman, DESE Contractor on Medicaid issues, at karrit_2000@yahoo.com or (573) 760-0154. 

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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