State Plan Amendment (SPA) 21-0001 is being submitted to allow the Division of Medicaid (DOM) to reimburse all Mississippi Medicaid pharmacies, physicians, and non-physician practitioners 100% of the Medicare rate for the administration of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine during the public health emergency (PHE). The Division of Medicaid will reimburse Mississippi Medicaid enrolled Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) outside of the PPS rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 100% of the Medicare rate only if there is no corresponding encounter. If there is an encounter, administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is reimbursed as part of the encounter rate. The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is being reimbursed at 100% of Medicare to promote wide-spread utilization of the COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information, read the submitted SPA pages.