Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program - PT (15)

Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program - PT (15)

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is recognized in Kentucky Medicaid as Provider Type (15). To enroll or bill Kentucky Medicaid, a HANDS service provider must be:

  • Enrolled with a local Health Department
  • Enrolled as a Medicaid active provider and, if applicable, enrolled with the managed care organization (MCO) of any beneficiary for which it provides services.

Covered Services

The Kentucky Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is through the local Health Department or its contractor and is a voluntary home visitation program for any new or expectant parents. HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children.

HANDS providers must meet the coverage provisions and requirements set forth in 902 KAR 4:120.

Verifying eligibility

Verify eligibility by contacting the automated voice response system toll-free at (800) 807-1301 or use the web-based KYHealth-Net System.

Duplication of Service

The department shall not reimburse for a service provided to a beneficiary by more than one provider, of any program in which the same service is covered, during the same time period.

Prior Authorizations

For Fee for Service beneficiaries who require prior authorization for additional services that are deemed medically necessary, contact CareWise. For MCO beneficiaries who require prior authorization for additional services that are medically necessary, contact the beneficiaries MCO for more information.

Claims Submission

Kentucky Medicaid currently contracts with DXC to process the Kentucky Medicaid fee for service (FFS) claims. Each MCO processes its own claims.

Coding

KY Medicaid uses the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits as well as the McKesson Claim Check System to verify codes mutually exclusive or incidental. Kentucky Medicaid also uses Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding system (HCPCS) codes. Kentucky Medicaid requires the use of ICD-10 codes on all claims submitted for reimbursement. Kentucky Medicaid requires the use of CMS 1500 billing forms. Providers need to bill Kentucky Medicaid using the correct CPT codes.

Claim Appeals

Appeal requests made on denied FFS claims must be submitted to DXC. The request must include the reason for the request along with a hard copy claim. Please refer to the MCO in question, if appealing an MCO claim.

Timely Filing

Claims must be received within 12 months from the date of service (DOS) or 6 months from the Medicare pay date whichever is longer, or within 12 months from the last Kentucky Medicaid denial. Please refer to the MCO in question, if appealing an MCO claim.

Provider Contact Information

If you can't find the information you need or have additional questions, please direct your inquiries to:
HANDS Questions - (502) 564 - 3756
Billing Questions - DXC - (800) 807-1232
Provider Questions - (855) 824-5615
Prior Authorization - CareWise - (800) 292-2392
Provider Enrollment or Revalidation - (877) 838-5085
KyHealth.net assistance - DXC - (800) 205-4696
Pharmacy Questions - (800) 432-7005
Pharmacy Clinical Support Questions - (800) 477-3071
Pharmacy Prior Authorization - (800) 477-3071
Physician Administered Drug (PAD) List - Pharmacy Branch - (502) 564-6890 

Provider MCO Information

Anthem - (800) 205-5870
Aetna Better Health of KY - (855) 300-5528 
Humana - (855) 852-7005
Passport Health Plan- (800) 578-0775
WellCare of KY - (877) 389-9457

Report Fraud and Abuse

(800) 372-2970

Regulations

902 KAR Cabinet for Health and Family Services - Department For Public Health

902 KAR 4:120 Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program

907 KAR Cabinet for Health and Family Services - DMS Title page

907 KAR 3:130 Medical necessity and clinically appropriate determination basis

Provider Resources

MAP Forms Home
Provider Letter Home
PT (15) - HANDS Provider Summary

Contact Information

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