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What does MPhA do for you?
"MPhA is a great organization and I have really enjoyed getting involved since being in pharmacy school. I’ve learned a lot about how MPhA advocates on behalf of pharmacists while serving on the Governmental Affairs committee and attending various events at the Capitol such as Capitol Day and giving flu shots. I think it’s great that they promote involvement within the organization even while we are still students; I think it encourages us to stay involved after we graduate."
-Chephra McKee, PharmD. Candidate, 2013, Corinth
"I love MPhA because I feel that this organization represents every pharmacist throughout the state of Mississippi. I have been fortunate enough to see the evolution of this organization to the status it now enjoys. I feel that continued support from practitioners will see growth in the role of pharmacists for years to come."
-Pearl E. Wales, RPh, Pharm.D, G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery V.A. Medical Center, Canton
"As a home infusion provider, MPhA was able to quickly come to my assistance when I recently dealt with a major Medicare reimbursement issue. MPhA immediately started advocacy efforts on our behalf and on behalf of the profession of pharmacy."
-Logan Davis, Director of Clinical Services, Vital Care of Meridian
"MPhA is a way to guide the future of our profession in Mississippi. Our actions in this organization have a direct impact upon the practice of pharmacy in Mississippi."
-Peyton Herrington, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens, Byram, MS
"MPhA members come from so many experiences within pharmacy that my view of how I can serve as a technician in this field continues to be expanded."
-Christine Cline-Dahlman, CPhT, The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
"As a legislator and pharmacist I have been a conduit between reality and the law, as it pertains to pharmacy. And in my 20+ years with MPhA, the association has allowed me to meet pharmacists from all fields and has been a good sounding board for me as a pharmacist legislator."
-Rep. John Read, RPh., Fred's Pharmacy, Gautier, MS
"Being a student member of MPhA has provided many opportunities for me to meet potential employers from various practice settings. These were valuable opportunities I would not have had otherwise."
-Josh Bell, UM PY4 student
“Zeal for our patients and profession patients starts with the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. Under the new leadership, MPhA has become stronger and our presence has strengthened.”
-Brent Lindley, Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg
"I love the fellowship I get with other pharmacists during MPhA's various seminars offered throughout the year. I also love to be involved with the MPhA's committees. It is a great way to see what your state association does for you and have your voice heard. I encourage everyone to consider being a part of one."
-Kristi Phelps, Fred's Pharmacy, Gautier
“I love MPhA for the networking opportunities with pharmacists and other healthcare providers. MPhA keeps us informed and connected with other pharmacists as we wage war for our professional survival. There are many opportunities for us to serve our profession by getting involved in MPhA.”
-Rhonda Dunaway, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens, D'Iberville, MS
Welcome to MPhA We are the Magnolia State’s professional pharmacy organization with over 1200 members statewide. MPhA offers pharmacists and technicians professional networking, legislative advocacy, continuing education programs, and member only partnerships and discounts. Our members take the leading role in lobbying for the profession of pharmacy in Jackson and Washington D.C. Read more
Medicaid Providers Required to Revalidate Credentials
Mississippi Medicaid enrolled providers will be required to revalidate their credentials with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM), beginning this spring. Medicaid provider revalidation is a requirement stemming from 42 CFR § 455.414 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires all state Medicaid agencies to revalidate the enrollment of all providers at least every five years.
A revalidation requires a provider to verify or revalidate the information currently on his or her provider file. Providers also will need to complete and sign a new Provider Disclosure form and a new Provider Agreement. As part of the revalidation, the state must conduct a full screening appropriate to the provider’s risk level in compliance with 42 C.F.R. Part 455, Subparts B & E, and the provider must comply with any request made by the state as part of the revalidation process within the specified time frame.
Beginning in April 2017, notification letters will be mailed to providers who have been enrolled with Medicaid for five years or more. Revalidation notifications will be issued on a staggered scheduled until notices have been issued to all providers due for revalidation. The revalidation notification will initiate the process with each provider. The letter will provide instructions for completing the revalidation and will indicate the due date.
Providers will be able to revalidate through the Envision web portal in a simple, step-by-step process. If providers fail to complete the revalidation process by the due date in their notice, their Medicaid enrollment will terminate and they will have to reapply.
Additionally, if a provider fails to revalidate in time with Medicaid and they are also enrolled with the MississippiCAN coordinated care organizations (CCO), Magnolia Health and United Healthcare Community Plan, enrollment with the CCOs will be terminated.
This new process will eventually affect all providers, but DOM will begin by targeting those providers who have been enrolled five years or more. Meanwhile, revalidation dates will be set for newer providers who have not yet been enrolled five years.
To prepare for revalidation, all Medicaid providers should take the following steps immediately:
1. Providers should verify the address information on file with DOM is correct.
- The notifications will be mailed to the “Mail Other” address on their file, and if there is no “Mail Other” address, it will be mailed to the Billing address. To ensure each individual provider receives a notification, please validate your addresses on file with DOM.
- If changes are needed, complete the Provider Change of Address form, located on the Forms webpage, under Provider Forms at https://medicaid.ms.gov/resources/forms/
- Provider Change of Address form (direct link): https://www.medicaid.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ProviderChangeOfAddressForm.pdf
2. Each enrolled provider must register for access to the Mississippi Envision Web Portal in order to revalidate electronically.
- This will streamline the process and allow providers to enter their own information. Providers can register now by going to www.ms-medicaid.com and clicking the “web registration” link under the User Login section. There they will find instructions for becoming a web portal user.
For more information, contact Provider Enrollment toll-free at 1-800-884-3222.
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