Pennsylvania Governor’s Administration Eliminates Medicaid Provider Enrollment Application Backlog

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro’s administration announced it has completely eliminated a backlog of Medicaid provider enrollment and revalidation applications, paving the way for more health care providers to become part of the Medicaid program, and giving Medicaid recipients more options for care. As of January 2023, there was a backlog of more than 35,000 provider applications and revalidation applications that were more than 30 days old. By federal law, organizations are not able to offer care to patients under the Medicaid program unless they are enrolled providers. In addition, the Department of Human Services must revalidate Medicaid service providers every five years.

Any backlogs in processing applications means that providers who want to offer services to Medicaid recipients cannot do so until their applications are approved.

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