Medicaid administrative claiming (MAC) is a government survey that comes out three times a year. Staff at the districts we serve are randomly selected to participate in this survey every fall, winter and spring.
If you have been randomly selected to take a MAC survey, please complete the training and the survey on your assigned day. Take the training now >>
How was I selected for the survey ? Your district submits an employee pool to the state and a small percentage are selected at random to participate in the survey.
My schedule is busy. Can I be removed? The survey is completely random and we have no control over who is included. Because of these requirements, we cannot remove people based on work loads.
What if I am off on survey day? If you are not working the day of the survey and paid for your day (sick leave, family illness, vacation, etc.), please code your hours as "A."
How do I account for the hours I work outside of my contracted workday? Complete the survey for paid hours worked as specified in your contract. Do not include time spent before or after your contract day.
I have activities that take fewer than 15 minutes. What do I do? The predominant activity within a 15-minute increment is the activity that determines what code to claim during each 15-minute time period.
I don’t have activities in my day that relate to Medicaid. Should I still take the survey? Yes. The purpose of the survey is to get a look at a “day in the life” of each district. This means employees who don't have MAC-related activities are included in order to get a accurate picture of all the work that happens in the district. On average, only one in every 4-5 people has claimable time. Even if you don’t have any claimable activities on the day of the survey, districts are reimbursed on part of your salary by being included in the employee pool.
How is MAC revenue used by my district? Revenue generated from the MAC program is used to pay for health and social service programs. Participation helps fund nurses, mental health specialists, substance abuse services & a variety of other services that might not be available without MAC funding.
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