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COVID-19 Resources for Medicaid Providers

March 20, 2020

The following are emergency memoranda related to billing for laboratory services and telemedicine during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/omig/Memorandum_DMS-01_(physician_telemedicine).pdf

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Governor Hutchinson’s Executive Order 20-06

March 20, 2020

On March 17, 2020 Governor Hutchinson signed Executive Order 20-06 to amend Executive Order 20-03.  This proclamation is in regard to the public emergency Governor Hutchinson declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This order is to …   Read More >


Governor Hutchinson’s Executive Order 20-03

March 20, 2020

Governor Hutchinson signs Executive Order 20-03 Declaring an Emergency and ordering the Department of Health to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19

https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/omig/EO_20-03._.pdf


Stay Informed with Up-to-Date Information about COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Please visit the following links to stay informed with up-to-date coverage on the COVID-19 in Arkansas

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

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Arkansas Drug Take Back Day 2019 Set for October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019


Arkansas Prescription Drug Takeback Event 2019


Act 519 Allows Criminal Justice Data Sharing Enhancement

April 05, 2019

Thanks to Sen. Missy Irvin and all those who made SB266, now Act 519 possible. This bill was a collaboration between DIS and ACIC so criminal justice history information could be shared with non-criminal justice agencies. This law will …   Read More >


State’s Medicaid Spending Falls Off

August 08, 2018

Arkansas' Medicaid spending fell by $22 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the first annual drop in spending for the program state officials could remember. 

The overall decrease came despite slightly higher spending on Arkansas …   Read More >


Judge Upholds Arkansas’ Suspension of Medicaid Payments to Provider; Halt Ordered After Former Exec’s Arrest

July 24, 2018

Arkansas officials acted properly in suspending Medicaid payments to a Missouri-based behavioral health provider, an administrative law judge ruled Monday.

Arkansas Medicaid Inspector General Elizabeth Smith suspended the payments to …   Read More >


OMIG Investigation Results in Medicaid Fraud Conviction

November 30, 2017

For more information, click here. 


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Announces Arrest of Little Rock Woman for Medicaid Fraud

August 11, 2017

Shavita Wilson, 46, of Little Rock, surrendered herself in Pulaski County District Court on three outstanding warrants. Click here  for more information.  


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