MDHHS Releases Proposed Policy to Resume Required Enrollment Activities

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released a proposed policy to rescind remaining waived provider enrollment (PE) requirements implemented by MSA 20-28 and resume required enrollment activities that were waived during the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The MDHHS proposes to reinstate the following processes beginning Dec. 1, 2022:

  • Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) enrollment revalidations with MDHHS notifying providers beginning November 2022 of their rescheduled validation date, which will be assigned on a rolling basis starting with providers who have had the longest revalidation pause. Providers may view their rescheduled revalidation date in CHAMPS.
  • Site visits for prospective and current providers which will be performed following all state and federal public health guidelines, such as masking and social distancing.
  • Fingerprint-based criminal background checks associated with providers in the high-risk category.
  • Enrollment application fees for providers who had their fees waived under MSA 20-28. Providers may still request a hardship waiver per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines which will only be granted after the MDHHS receives approval from the CMS.

Members are encouraged to review the proposed policy and submit comments to the MDHHS by Oct. 28. Members with questions should contact Renée Smiddy at the MHA.