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Policy Update: Short Inpatient Hospital Stays: CP.MP.182

May 18, 2021

Dear Provider,

With the reinstatement of inpatient utilization management by the Kentucky Department of Medicaid Service (DMS) on 6/1/21, WellCare is implementing CCG MP.182, Short Stay Inpatient Policy for both our Medicaid and Medicare product lines.  Please note that providers were previously notified of this change via the following 12/16/2020 mailing. 

1.  Policy is posted on our Clinical Guideline site, Short Inpatient Hospital Stays MP.182

2.  The approved provider notification is attached.