Kentucky Medicaid identifies licensed professional art therapist services as Provider Type (62) individual, or (629) group. To enroll in and bill Kentucky Medicaid, professional art therapist service providers must be:
- Licensed in Kentucky with the
Board of Professional Art Therapists and in accordance with KRS 309.133.
- Enrolled as an active Medicaid provider and, if applicable, enrolled with the managed care organization (MCO) of any beneficiary served.
If determined medically necessary, art therapy facilitated by a professional art therapist effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress and advance societal and ecological change.
Licensed professional art therapist service providers must meet the coverage provisions and requirements of 907 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 for 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 professional art therapist services is in accordance with the Behavioral Health Fee Schedule as defined in 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 Medicaid FFS claims. Each MCO processes its own claims.
Kentucky Medicaid uses National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits as well as the McKesson Claim Check System to verify codes that are mutually exclusive or incidental. Kentucky Medicaid also uses Correct 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. KY Medicaid requires the use of CMS 1500 billing forms. Providers need to bill Kentucky 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 in question, 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 in question, if appealing an MCO claim.
Provider Contact Information
FFS Billing Questions - DXC - (800) 807-1232
Provider Questions - (855) 824-5615
Provider Enrollment or Revalidation - (877) 838-5085
KyHealth.net assistance - DXC - (800) 205-4696
CHFS DMS BH and SU Inquires - (502) 564-6890
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