AHCCCS Encounter Keys Newsletter

Encounter Keys is a periodic supplement to the Encounter Manual containing updates and system changes.

2016 Editions

November/December 2016

  • Age Limit
  • Category of Service
  • Coverage Code Update
  • Procedure Daily Limits
  • Provider Type
  • Place of Service
  • Modifiers
  • Revenue Codes

September/October 2016

  • Age Change
  • Edit Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • End Date
  • FFS Rates for New Ambulance Provider
  • OUTPATIENT HOSPITAL COST-TO-CHARGE RATIOS FOR 10/01/2016
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service (POS)
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Code

July/August 2016

  • Edits
  • Encounter Processing Schedule
  • Edit Status Report
  • FFS Rate Correction CPT 81528
  • Family Planning
  • Code Updates

May/June 2016

  • APR-DRG Calculator Update
  • Encounter File Processing Schedule
  • Hospice Rate Clarification
  • Date Change
  • Coverage Code
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Codes
  • Codes
  • Modifiers
  • Place of Service

March/April 2016

  • Age Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • Category of Service
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service
  • Provider Type

January/February 2016

  • Sanction Update
  • Age Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • New Codes
  • Codes
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service (POS)
  • Provider Type (PT)

2015 Editions

November/December 2015

  • Encounter Processing Schedule Updated
  • Age
  • Frequency Change
  • Coverage Code(s)
  • Modifier
  • Procedure Daily Maximum
  • Place of Service
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Code

September/October 2015

  • Encounter Manual; Encounter Processing Schedule; Reinsurance News; Coverage Code
  • Modifiers
  • Procedure Daily Maximum
  • Place of Service
  • Laboratory Indicators
  • Provider Type

July/August 2015

  • Age Limit Bill Type to Form Type Coverage Code
  • Code Updates
  • Modifiers
  • Place of Service
  • Provider Type

May/June 2015

  • Future Encounter Processing Schedule
  • New FQHC's
  • Reminder regarding Error Code N027_Drug Not Eligible for Medicaid Coverage
  • Contractor Override Request Provessing Status/Other Items
  • Age
  • Code Changes
  • Modifier
  • Place of Service
  • Procedure Daily Maximum
  • Provider Type

March/April 2015

  • New HCPCS "C" Codes
  • Coverage Codes
  • Dental Code Update
  • Modifiers
  • Place of Service
  • Procedure Daily Limit
  • Provider Type
  • Laboratory Indicator
  • Error Code N027

January/February 2015\

  • Coverage Codes
  • Edit Status Report
  • Modifier
  • Provider Type
  • Place of Service
  • Procedure Daily Limit
  • Revenue Code

Contact

Encounter Unit staff is available Monday through Friday (excluding State holidays)
to assist contractors in resolving encounter errors or to research specific encounter
issues. Questions regarding the validator or TI should be submitted to the AHCCCSTIEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address. All other encounter questions, including those concerning mainfame, should be sent to the AHCCCSEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address.