Medicaid Billing Diagnosis Pointer Change

March 31, 2014

Providers who bill Medicaid directly using the direct data entry billing system will notice that the diagnosis pointer is now alpha rather than numeric.  The alpha diagnosis pointer should be the letter of the box that  the diagnosis is entered in the “Diagnosis or Nature of Illness or Injury” section of the template directly above the data entry section.  Please click here to view an example of the sections  to be aware of.  You may also find the information in Medicaid Memo 3/21/2014.