COVID-19 information from Summit Community Care

Summit Community Care is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and how the novel coronavirus will impact our customers and provider partners. Our clinical team is actively monitoring external queries and reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arkansas Department of Health to help us determine what action is necessary on our part. Summit Community Care will continue to follow Arkansas Department of Health guidance policies.

COVID-19 Updates

Temporary COVID-19 vaccine rate (August 13, 2021)

Maximizing efficient, high quality COVID-19 screenings (April 12, 2021)

COVID-19 information from Summit Community Care (February 1, 2021 update)

Response to COVID-19 service gaps to members and providers

Additional ADDT/EIDT payments — COVID program expansion

Department of Health and Human Services announces additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program providers (June 15, 2020)

Supplemental support rate change

Extension of all COVID-19 related policy changes

Listen now! Webinar recording available from Summit Community Care for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19

COVID-19: master treatment plan services via telemedicine

COVID-19: expansion of telemedicine to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy by a BCBA during COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19: Use of telemedicine to provide marital and family behavioral health counseling services

Federal resources available for health care providers and employers in the federal CARES Act

Use of telemedicine to provide mental health diagnosis to persons under 21 years of age during COVID-19 outbreak

Use of telemedicine for crisis intervention services during COVID-19 outbreak

Changes to allow nursing services outside of an Early Intervention Day Treatment Clinic and Adult Development Day Treatment Clinic during COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19: expansion of telemedicine for physicians and nurse practitioners

COVID-19: expansion of telemedicine for physical, occupational, and speech therapists and assistants

Suspension of select prior authorization rules and significant policy adjustments in response to demands on health care providers

COVID-19 update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for behavioral health services

Guidance for CES Waiver providers during the COVID 19 pandemic

Supplemental support services during the COVID-19 pandemic


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