Department of Health and Hospitals initiated electronic funds transfer (EFT),
for the direct deposit of weekly (monthly for long term care) payments for
Medicaid services effective January 1998. The
agency is at approximately 95% of its goal in having all payments deposited
directly into the financial accounts of Medicaid participating providers.
in the program is mandatory.
All providers should have completed these forms and returned them to:
P.O. Box 80159
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0159
who have not enrolled, need additional forms, or have any questions regarding
the EFT payment process or completion of the "Medicaid Direct Deposit
Authorization Agreement" form should contact Gainwell Technologies Provider Enrollment at (225) 216-6370.
completion of the electronic funds transfer process has been completed, the
summary page of the remittance advice will indicate that direct deposit has been
established and the date of deposit of funds.
Provider file updates and/or changes should include the direct deposit
agreement if appropriate. For example, if an individual physician is currently employed
by a hospital or clinic, payments for his services are being deposited into the
bank account for that facility. If
the physician chooses to open his own private practice, he must complete a new
direct deposit agreement in order to have payments made to his own bank account.
Also, when changing bank accounts, you must
notify the Provider Enrollment Unit in a timely manner in order for payments to
be made to the appropriate account.
monthly bank statement should be reviewed in order to determine the date and
amount of the payment made by the Department of Health and Hospitals.
The deposit account number on your bank statement consists of the middle
five digits of your Medicaid provider number with two leading zeros plus the
remittance advice number. The
amount for the deposit for a particular date is the same as the total payment
shown on the financial page of the remittance advice of the corresponding date.
areas of clearance should be attempted before contacting the Department.
Providers should attempt to resolve the problems with their accounting
departments or their banking institution before contacting the Department of
Health and Hospitals. If
satisfaction cannot be obtained, then call the Provider Enrollment Unit at (225) 216-6370.