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REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF BENEFITS FOR

CLINICAL, OUTPATIENT, LABORATORY AND X-RAY SERVICES
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.

Attn: EOB Review

P O Box 180001 DATE: ____/____/____

Fort Smith, AR 72918-0001



Important: If all required information is not completed, the form will be returned to provider.

(1) PERFORMING PROVIDER





(2) PROVIDER ID#/TAXONOMY CODE



(3) MAILING ADDRESS

(4) GROUP PROVIDER ID #



___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

CITY STATE ZIP CODE

(5) PERFORMING PROVIDER SIGNATURE & CREDENTIALS






(6) BENEFICIARY NAME [ LAST] [FIRST] [M.I.]


(7) ADDRESS

CITY STATE ZIP CODE

(8) MEDICAID BENEFICIARY ID (10 digits)

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

(9) DOB MM/DD/YY SEX

____/____/_____ _______




Request Disposition





To file a Request for Extension of Benefits, the following information is required:
Completed By

AFMC


(10)

SERVICE FROM

DATE


(11)

SERVICE

TO

DATE



(12)

DIAGNOSIS CODE
(13)
DIAGNOSIS CODE DESCRIPTION


(14)

PROCEDURE CODE


(15)
PROCEDURE CODE DESCRIPTION


(16)

UNITS

DECISION


DATE OF REVIEW


APPROVED


DENIED

























































































































Benefit Extension Control # _______________________________



Completed by AFMC
Note: Attach copies of Medical Records/Supporting Documentation substantiating medical necessity of requested services/procedures.

[Instructions for requesting extension of benefits and completion of this form are included on the reverse side of this form.]

Comments:

Requirements for Requests for Extension of Benefits for

Clinical, Outpatient, Laboratory and X-Ray Services
Procedural Policy

To reduce delays in processing requests and to avoid returning requests due to incomplete and/or lack of documentation, the following procedures must be followed.


I. Requests for extension of benefits will be considered after a claim has been denied for exceeding the benefit limit.

II. The Request for Extension of Benefits for Clinical, Outpatient, Laboratory and X-Ray Services (Form DMS-671) must be filed within 90 calendar days of the date of denial. Any request filed beyond the 90 calendar day deadline will be denied.

III. Extension of benefits will be denied if the original claim was denied for untimely filing (12 months beyond the date of service).

IV. AFMC EOB Review will consider extending benefits if all of the following documentation is received with request.



A. All fields of form DMS-671 must be correctly completed by entering the following information:

(1) Enter performing provider’s name.

(2) Enter the provider ID # and taxonomy code of performing provider.

(3) Enter the address provider will use to receive correspondence regarding this extension.

(4) If the provider is a member of a group, enter the group provider ID #.

(5) Performing provider’s signature and credentials must be entered in this field.

(6) Enter the beneficiary’s full name.

(7) Enter the beneficiary’s complete address.

(8) Enter the beneficiary’s Medicaid ID #.

(9) Enter the beneficiary’s date of birth and sex.

(10) Enter the service from date.

(11) Enter the service to date.

(12) Enter the diagnosis code.

(13) Enter the diagnosis code description.

(14) Enter the procedure code and applicable modifier(s). (If there are more than 4 procedures, additional procedures must be added to a separate completed form.)

(15 )Enter the procedure code description.



(16) Enter the number of units.

B. Copy of the Medical Assistance Remittance and Status Report stating benefits are exhausted for date of service. Do not send the claim form.

C. Clinical records must:

  1. Be legible and include records supporting the specific request

  2. Be signed by the performing provider

  3. Include clinical, outpatient and/or emergency room records for dates of service in chronological order

  4. Include related diabetic and blood pressure flow sheets

  5. Include current medication list for date of service

  6. Include obstetrical record related to current pregnancy

D. Laboratory and radiology reports must include:

  1. Clinical indication for lab and x-ray ordered

  2. Signed orders for laboratory and radiology

  3. Results signed by performing provider

  4. Current and all previous ultrasound reports, including biophysical profiles and fetal non-stress tests

E. The Arkansas Medicaid Program automatically extends benefits when one of the following diagnoses exists and is entered as the primary diagnosis in both header and detail fields:

  1. Malignant neoplasm (View ICD codes.)

  2. HIV, including AIDS (View ICD codes.)

  3. Renal failure (View ICD codes.)

  4. Pregnancy, excluding OB ultrasounds and Fetal Non-Stress Tests (View ICD codes.)

F. Requests for reconsideration must be received within 30 calendar days of AFMC denial. Only one reconsideration will be allowed.

G. AFMC reserves the right to request further clinical documentation as deemed necessary to complete medical review.

DMS-671 [Rev.10/15]


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