Prescriptions written by non-Medicaid providers will not be covered as of February 15, 2021

Federal Medicaid program integrity regulations — 42 CFR §455.410(b), 42 CFR §455.440 and the Medicaid Provider Enrollment Compendium, Section 1.3 — require all providers who write prescriptions for Medicaid members to be enrolled as a Medicaid provider in the member’s state. If they are not enrolled, Medicaid cannot cover the prescription. This is true even if the provider is enrolled as a Medicaid provider in a different state. This rule also applies to all resident providers with prescribing authority.

In compliance with these regulations, CareOregon will stop covering prescriptions written by non-Medicaid providers as of February 15, 2021.

Enroll today

If you want to see if you are already enrolled with the Oregon Health Authority, you can check by accessing the tool found here. If you’re not yet enrolled, please complete the OHP 3113 form no later than February 15, 2021. You can find the form at this link.

The completed form can be faxed, emailed or mailed to us:

Fax:        503-416-1437


Mail:      CareOregon

                Attn: Provider Data

                315 SW Fifth Ave

                Portland, OR 97204

If you want to see if you are already enrolled, you can check by accessing the tool found here.

If you decide not to enroll

It is your responsibility to:

  • Notify any CareOregon, Columbia Pacific CCO or Jackson Care Connect patient if you are not an Oregon Medicaid provider before providing services.
  • If they still want to receive services from you, complete a form holding the patient responsible for paying for all services, including prescription drugs. This form can be found here.

After February 15, CareOregon will consider exceptions to rejected prescriptions on a case-by-case basis.

More information and questions

To learn more about this requirement, see Oregon Administrative Rules 410-120-1280 (Billing) and 410-141-3395 (Member Protection Provisions) in Oregon’s Medical Assistance Program rules.

If you have any questions, please call CareOregon Provider Customer Service at 800-224-4840, option 3.


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