Kentucky Medicaid identifies licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors (LCADC) as Provider Type (67) individual or (679) group. To enroll and bill Kentucky Medicaid, LCADC service providers must be:
If determined medically necessary, LDAC providers engage professionally and for compensation in alcohol and drug counseling and appraisal activities by providing services involving the application of counseling principles and methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional conditions, or mental conditions of individuals or groups.
Licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors, associates, certified alcohol and drug counselors and alcohol and drug peer support specialists must meet the coverage provisions of 07 KAR 15:010 to provide covered services. All services must be performed within the scope of practice for any provider. Providers must follow Kentucky Medicaid regulations and the requirements of the MCO in which they participate.
Verify eligibility by contacting the automated voice response system toll-free at (800) 807-1301 or use the web-based KYHealth-Net System.
Reimbursement for services is in accordance with
907 KAR 15:015.
Duplication of Service
Kentucky Medicaid will not reimburse for a service provided to a beneficiary by more than one provider of any program in which the service is covered during the same time period.
CareWise provides prior authorizations for fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. Each MCO provides prior authorization for its beneficiaries.
Kentucky Medicaid currently contracts with DXC to process the Kentucky FFS claims each MCO processes its own claims.
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. KY Medicaid requires the use of ICD-10 codes on all claims submitted for reimbursement. KY Medicaid requires the use of CMS 1500 billing forms. Providers need to bill KY Medicaid using the correct CPT codes.
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 if appealing an MCO claim.
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 if appealing an MCO claim.
Provider Contact Information
Billing Questions -
- (800) 807-1232
Provider Questions - (855) 824-5615
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