Elderplan Homefirst Information Center

HHAeXchange is the premiere Homecare Management Software company for the Medicaid LTSS population. We are the leaders in connecting payers and homecare agency providers to enable more collaboration, communication, and workflow efficiencies. Through the use of the HHAeXchange Portal, our goal is to make working with Elderplan easy and efficient.

The Elderplan Go-Live date has been extended to December 6, 2020. Please click here to view the full communication sent by the Elderplan Team.

HHAeXchange & Elderplan Partnership

Elderplan has partnered with HHAeXchange to leverage our platform for Personal Care Worker and CDPAS services providers. We are strong believers in the ability of their technology to help us communicate and work with you to ensure the best quality care of our members. Not only will this allow for a smoother partnership between your organization and ours, it will also make your work easier.

Through the HHAX platform we will be able to broadcast new home health aide cases to you, create and manage authorizations, confirm visits, and communicate certain types of issues in real-time.

In addition, the HHAX platform offers a robust agency management solution that can help streamline and automate time-consuming agency functions including placement, scheduling, compliance, and billing of services.

What does the HHAeXchange Portal provide to homecare agencies?

The HHAeXchange Portal provides a direct connection from the agency to Elderplan for:

  • Electronic case broadcasting, authorizations, plan of care management and entering confirmed visits
  • Real-time two-way messaging with Elderplan
  • Free EVV solution for time & attendance and duty tracking
  • Electronic billing

Your Agency’s Options:

  • Agencies currently using HHAeXchange: You will be able to continue using HHAeXchange, utilizing the system’s Linked Contract functionality.
  • Agencies currently using another 3rd Party EVV Solution: Authorization data will become available in the HHAX Portal, rather than coming by fax. Schedule and visit data will be imported from your 3rd party system into HHAX. Please work with your EVV Vendor (e.g. Sandata or Arrow) to determine requirements to set up this interface.
  • Agencies not currently using HHAeXchange: You will receive an HHAX Portal in order to receive authorizations and submit claims/invoice data. HHAeXchange Business Development team will reach out to you for portal agreements.

Elderplan Communications:

Starting 11/13/2020, Elderplan will be sending out weekly communications for providers until the scheduled go-live date of 12/6/2020. Please find below copies of each of the communications: 

Important dates:

  • System User Training: Starting the week of 11/23/2020 – please refer to the tab labeled “Training”
  • Targeting December  6th, 2020 for providers to begin using the HHAX Enterprise platform for all home health aide services.

Here is a look at some of the benefits you will get from the HHAeXchange Portal:

Ease of billing

  • Quickly enter confirmed visits in a user-friendly interface.
  • Increase billing acceptance rates with real-time pre-claim edit checks.

Efficient communication

  • Reduce payer communication time with real-time, two-way messaging.
  • Increase census by accepting new cases via the broadcasting module.
  • Access real-time authorization and notification of changes to the care plan (increase or decrease of units, change of service code, etc.).

Free tools

  • Free scheduling module to manage schedules online in real-time.
  • Free EVV solution to electronically track time and attendance.
  • Free interface with your agency management system.

Download the HHAeXchange Portal Benefits

Please refer to the links below to access videos and presentations from the Provider Info Sessions, held via webinar in September 2020.

Please Note: The provider go-live has been extended to December 6th, 2020 for all providers. Please keep that in mind and disregard the old date mentioned in the webinar.

 

Provider System User Training will be provided via the HHAeXchange Learning Management System (LMS) along with webinars. Providers will have the options listed below to complete their training to understand the use of the HHAeXchange Provider Portal along with its functionalities. Please keep in mind both options are available to the provider for training and can be leveraged to complete the training.

Options for System User Training (providers can utilize one or both training options listed below):

Option 1: Use the Learning Management System (LMS):

Receive LMS Credentials from the HHAeXchange Onboarding Team and follow instructions to complete the courses and videos on a self-paced format to complete prior to go-live

  • Username & password were provided via email on 10/21/2020

Option 2: Attend a daily webinar for one week to be trained (11/30 – 12/4):

Register for User Training Webinars: Complete system user training by attending a series of webinars. The Webinars will provide the opportunity to view the same materials as the LMS courses. In addition, HHAeXchange staff will be available during the webinars to answer your questions live via an interactive Q/A chat feature. Training is scheduled for November 23rd through December 4th, 2020. The training schedule plan is outlined below:

  • Training Day 1: Monday, 11/23/2020
    • Video: HHAeXchange: Project Introduction
    • Provider Type: HHAX Free EVV and Third-Party EDI providers
    • Attendees: Admin + Biller + Coordinator
    • Functionalities Discussed: Project Overview, System Access, Support Resource, Workflows
  • Training Day 2: Tuesday, 11/24/2020
    • Video: HHAeXchange Management
    • Provider Type: HHAX Free EVV and Third-Party EDI providers
    • Attendees: Admin + Biller + Coordinator
    • Functionalities Discussed: Patient Placement, Communication, Caregiver Management & Reporting
  • Training Day 3: Monday, 11/30/2020
    • Video: HHAeXchange Scheduling and Visit Management
    • Provider Type: HHAX Free EVV
    • Attendees: Admin + Coordinator
    • Functionalities Discussed: Scheduling, Visit Management, EVV, Call Dashboard

         Training Day 3: Tuesday, 12/1/2020

    • Video: HHAeXchange Introduction to EDI Integration
    • Provider Type: Third-Party EDI providers
    • Attendees: Admin + Coordinator
    • Functionalities Discussed: EVV management for Integration
  • Training Day 4: Thursday, 12/3/2020
    • Video: HHAeXchange: Billing
    • Provider Type: HHAX Free EVV and Third-Party EDI providers
    • Attendees: Attendees: Admin + Biller
    • Functionalities Discussed: Pre-billing, Billing, Billing Review, Re-billing
  • Training Day 5: Friday, 12/4/2020
    • Video: HHAeXchange: Administration
    • Provider Type: HHAX Free EVV and Third-Party EDI providers
    • Attendees: Attendees: Admin
    • Functionalities Discussed: User Management, Provider Profile, Coordinator Setup, Rate Management

ENT Training Webinar – Enhanced Linked Contract Experience

Webinar sessions for provider training will occur mid-September. More information to follow as we conduct Information Sessions.

As you may be aware, Elderplan has partnered with HHAeXchange to implement the Professional Platform and Linked Contract Functionality by 12/6/2020. The purpose of this training is to cover several enhancements that allow for more flexibility and ease of use with linked payers. These enhancements include the Universal Patient Record linked contract functionality and improvements to the patient management experience.

Elderplan Homefirst ENT Provider Training: Slides | Recording

Please Note: The provider go-live has been extended to December 6th, 2020 for all providers. Please keep that in mind and disregard the old date mentioned in the webinar.

Importing Caregivers into HHAeXchange

(Note: This is not required for agencies using an EDI Import file to integrate with their 3rd Party Agency Management System)

To assist organizations with a large census of Caregivers, HHAeXchange has created a Caregiver Bulk Import tool to expedite the entry process. Please CLICK HERE to access the Caregiver Bulk Import Process Guide, which provides instructions for how to:

  • Access and Save the Caregiver Import Template
  • Prepare the Caregiver import File for your Agency
  • Send the file to HHAeXchange (EDISupport@hhaexchange.com) for File Processing

EDI Overview (Integrating with a 3rd Party Agency Management System)

Thank you for your participation in working with HHAeXchange on the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) project for your agency. Below you will find information about the general requirements and steps to take to successfully integrate your Agency Management System with HHAeXchange.

HHAeXchange coordinates directly with Elderplan to ensure members and, if desired, authorizations are passed directly into the HHAeXchange system. Once this data is in the HHAeXchange system, a unique member key is created which HHAeXchange will pass to your Agency Management System to ensure seamless processing of member information between the systems. HHAeXchange will also give you a unique Provider Agency ID to include in all files used in the EDI processes.

In order to integrate between your Agency Management System and the HHAeXchange, you will need to create the EDI files corresponding to the HHAeXchange specifications found in the following documentation (links below):

Click here to review the detailed FAQ document in regard to the Elderplan Homefirst implementation, which will provide you with more insight on the program, patient placement, billing, EVV, Communications, as well as EDI and other functionalities. 

Yes. The HHAeXchange Portal provides a Prebilling Claims Scrubbing module designed to ensure that your claims are compliant with the authorization and contract.

Yes. You’ll be able to schedule your caregivers through the HHAeXchange Portal either by creating schedules based on the authorization provided by Elderplan, or through automatic creation of schedules based on EVV data imported into the HHAeXchange Portal from your 3rd party EVV system.

The admin person within your organization for training will receive more information to identify super users and for training planning.

Processes for importing and exporting data from the HHAeXchange Portal can be found on this page under the “EDI PROCESS” tab.

HHAeXchange is the premiere Homecare Management Software company for the Medicaid non-skilled LTSS population. We are the leaders in connecting payers and homecare agency providers to enable more collaboration, communication, and workflow efficiencies.

Ease of billing

  • Quickly enter confirmed visits in a user-friendly interface
  • Increase billing acceptance rates with real-time pre-claim edit-checks

Efficient communication

  • Reduce payer communication time with real-time, two-way messaging
  • Increase census by accepting new cases via the broadcasting module
  • Access real-time authorization and notification of changes to the care plan (increase or decrease of units, change of service code, etc…)

Free tools

  • Free scheduling module to manage schedules online in real-time
  • Free EVV solution to electronically track time and attendance
  • Free interface with your agency management system

Through the HHAeXchange Portal, Elderplan is offering free telephony for clock-in and clock-out functionality, including capturing completed plan of care duties. Each agency who has indicated they’d like to use HHAeXchange’s free EVV system will be set up with a toll-free 800 number to provide to their caregivers.

Elderplan will be sending new placements, authorizations and all communication through the HHAeXchange Portal. Elderplan may send additional information as they deem necessary.

All claims will be created through the HHAeXchange Portal and sent electronically via an 837 eBilling file. Agencies will then receive an 835 eRemittance file back into the HHAeXchange Portal

For questions and issues, email HHAeXchange at Support@hhaexchange.com

NJ MLTSS – JMR

In compliance with 42 CFR 455.18 and 455.19, I understand that payment and satisfaction of this claim will be from Federal and State funds, and that any false claims, statements, documents, or concealment of material fact, may be prosecuted under applicable Federal and/or State laws. CODE PR209 PLEASE READ: If code appears on this statement, this DSNP member is cost share protected per federal and state guidelines and via your provider contract with WellCare. If an amount is listed in the Total PR section along with code PR209 you cannot bill member for this cost share. You will automatically receive another EOP for what will be paid by Medicaid from WellCare. If your provider agreement includes a capitated payment for any services associated with this code you will receive no additional payment to cover the PR amount. Medicaid providers must submit requests for appeal within 90 days of the date of this notice. Appeals and requests for reconsideration of a denial determination must be submitted in writing to the address identified below and include at a minimum: a summary of the appeal or reconsideration request, the member’s name, member’s identification number, date of service(s), reason(s) why the denial should be reversed and copies of related documentation and/or applicable medical records to support appropriateness of the services rendered. Appeals and requests for reconsideration for medical necessity or authorization related issues should be sent to: Appeals Department, PO Box 31368, Tampa, FL 33631-3368. In accordance with 42 C.F.R. §422.214, non-contracted providers are prohibited from balance billing members for covered Medicare services and must accept as payment in full from a Medicare Advantage health plan the amounts that they could collect if the beneficiary were enrolled in original Medicare. Contracted providers participating in provider network(s) for Medicare Advantage plans may request an appeal of a denial determination. Appeals must be submitted within 90 days of the date on this remittance advice. Pursuant to federal regulations governing the Medicare Advantage program, non-contracted providers may request reconsideration of a Medicare Advantage plan denial determination. Requests for reconsideration must be submitted within 60 days of the date on this remittance advice and a signed waiver of liability (WOL) statement will be required. http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Appeals-and-Grievances/MMCAG/Downloads/Appendix-7-Waiver-of-Liability-Notice.pdf.

 

NJ MLTSS – JMD

In compliance with 42 CFR 455.18 and 455.19, I understand that payment and satisfaction of this claim will be from Federal and State funds, and that any false claims, statements, documents, or concealment of material fact, may be prosecuted under applicable Federal and/or State laws. Contracted providers participating in provider network(s) for Medicare Advantage plans may request an appeal of a denial determination. Appeals must be submitted within 90 days of the date on this remittance advice. Pursuant to federal regulations governing the Medicare Advantage program, non-contracted providers may request reconsideration of a Medicare Advantage plan denial determination. Requests for reconsideration must be submitted within 60 days of the date on this remittance advice and a signed waiver of liability (WOL) statement will be required. Medicaid providers must submit requests for appeal within 90 days of the date of this notice. Appeals and requests for reconsideration of a denial determination must be submitted in writing to the address identified below and include at a minimum: a summary of the appeal or reconsideration request, the member’s name, member’s identification number, date of service(s), reason(s) why the denial should be reversed and copies of related documentation and/or applicable medical records to support appropriateness of the services rendered. Appeals and requests for reconsideration for medical necessity or authorization related issues should be sent to: Appeals Department, PO Box 31368, Tampa, FL 33631-3368. In accordance with 42 C.F.R. §422.214, non-contracted providers are prohibited from balance billing members for covered Medicare services and must accept as payment in full from a Medicare Advantage health plan the amounts that they could collect if the beneficiary were enrolled in original Medicare.

 

Codes Address
CEXXX, IHXXX, MKXXX, or
PDXXX

Payment Policy
Disputes Department
PO BOX 31426
Tampa, FL 33631-3426 RVXX (Except RV059) Recovery
PO BOX 31658
Tampa, FL 33631-3658 DN227, DN228, or RV213 Cotiviti Healthcare 
Attn: WellCare Clinical Chart Validation 
555 East North Lane, Suite 6120 
Conshohocken, PA 19428 
Phone: 1-203-202-6107 
Fax: 1-203-202-6607

Appeals and requests for reconsideration related to Explanation of Payment Codes and Comments beginning with DN227, DN228 or RV213 must be submitted in writing to the appropriate address/fax identified above and include a minimum: a summary of the appeal or reconsideration request, the member’s name, member’s identification number, date of service(s), reason(s) why the denial should be reversed and copies of related documentation and all applicable medical records related to both stays to support appropriateness of the services rendered.

DN001, DN004, DN038, DN039,
VSTEX,
DMNNE, HRM16, KYREC
Appeals
PO Box 31368
Tampa, FL 33631 This is not an all-encompassing list of Appeals codes. Anything else related to authorization, or medical necessity that is in question should be sent to the Appeals PO Box with all substantiating information like a summary of the appeal, relevant medical records and member specific information. If the provider is non-contracted a waiver of liability must also be executed prior to an appeal review.

SYSTRIGE Retrospective Review
PO Box 31406
Tampa, FL 33631
All other claim inquiries or
disputes should be sent to
(including RV059) 
Claims Department
PO Box 31370
Tampa, FL 33631-3370

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