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For Providers: Delay in Jiva Authorization Implementation

For Providers: Delay in Jiva Authorization Implementation

Publication Date: February 28, 2023

No Jiva authorization implementation on 3/1/2023

The Sandhills Center UM Department would like to inform providers that the implementation of the Jiva authorization system has been delayed from 3/1/2023.

This is due to changes NC Medicaid has made related to the delay in the Tailored Plan launch. Sandhills Center hopes to implement Jiva in the coming weeks but for now, providers should not enter any service authorization requests (SARs) in Jiva.

Because we still hope to implement the Jiva authorization system soon, we will still hold our third scheduled Jiva Provider Portal Training on Thursday, March 9th from 3 to 5 p.m. We also will offer a refresher session the week before Jiva goes live. More information about the refresher session will be shared once it has been scheduled.

Note: This announcement is unrelated to the switch in claims software to Change Healthcare that was discussed at the Provider Forum held on 2/22/2023. More information will be forthcoming from the Sandhills Center Finance Department regarding when that software will be implemented.

Please share this information with anyone in your organization who submits SARs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Glanville, UM Director.