The Arkansas Department of Human Services will launch its new Medicaid Management Information Systems Wednesday, Nov. 1.


The new system will streamline claims processing and provide a more efficient reimbursement method for providers and the state, according to a news release.


Doctors and hospitals will have the ability to submit claims and other documents electronically.


DHS and Arkansas Medicaid have worked with the Arkansas Hospital Association, the Arkansas Medical Society and other businesses to help providers prepare for the new system.


Some Medicaid providers still need to take action so that they will be able to submit claims and get paid after Nov. 1. Providers – or their billing entities – must obtain a new “trading partner ID” to submit electronic claims in the new system (trading partner IDs replace submitter IDs). Without this, payments will be delayed.


Also, providers must register on the new provider portal in order to access new services, such as real-time eligibility verification, submitting electronic claims, reviewing claim statuses, and submitting prior authorization forms and other documentation.


Providers can obtain a trading partner ID and register for the portal by going to this link https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/provider/FL_HELP.html. Providers with questions should email Tim Taylor at Tim.Taylor@dhs.arkansas.gov.