NC Medicaid Offers Abbreviated Application for Ordering, Prescribing and Referring Practitioners

Starting Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, a new abbreviated enrollment application will be available for ordering, prescribing, and/or referring (OPR) practitioners, as an alternative to full enrollment. Physicians and non-physicians who solely order, refer, or prescribe items for North Carolina Medicaid or NC Health Choice (NCHC) beneficiaries are required to enroll in the Medicaid program.

Starting Nov. 1, 2017, residents and interns licensed through the NC Medical Board with a resident in training license (RTL) will also be able to enroll as OPR providers via the abbreviated application.

The following enrollment requirements will apply to OPR providers:

  • Revalidate every five years
  • $100 application fee
  • Credentialing and background checks, including fingerprinting (for out of state and border providers), if applicable
  • Manage Change Request (MCR) submission to update or end date the provider record

A new instructor-led training course for OPR lite enrollment will be offered beginning November 2017. An announcement will be posted on the Provider Training page of the NCTracks provider portal when the course has been scheduled.

Read the NC Tracks Update for all the details on this change.



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