Billing Ladies First is as simple as billing Vermont Medicaid.
The Ladies First Fee Schedule is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. All fees are based on the average Medicare Part B rate. Providers agree to write-off any remaining balance related to Ladies First covered procedures and not bill the member (this is counted as “match” for the Ladies First Program). The CDC mandates that the Ladies First Program has match 1:3, which equals one dollar for every three dollars of federal funds.
Ladies First is able to pay for cardiovascular disease risk-factor screening, which includes yearly screening and a diagnostic follow-up (if needed). The screening visit must include two blood pressure results, height, weight, a blood glucose test, and a cholesterol test (either in the office or at a lab).
The breast and cervical component of Ladies First will pay for exam screenings as well as breast and cervical-related diagnostic visits necessary to make a diagnosis.
Ladies First members should identify themselves at check in. Their eligibility can be checked with the Eligibility Verification System (EVS)- for screening and diagnostic aid category "LF", for treatment aid category "BG" or "BH".
Denied and Suspended Claims:
Ladies First Remittance Advices (RA) are posted weekly in the portal for provider look-up. Ladies First claims that are denied, suspended for review or paid are reported on the RA. Ladies First RAs are integrated into all of your Healthcare Program RAs. If you need assistance in understanding the reason for your claim denial, please call the Ladies First billing specialist.