Why do we have this enrollment process?

Under Medicaid and similar programs, federal and state governments pay doctors, pharmacists, and other medical service providers for treating patients. State and federal regulations require providers to meet eligibility standards. The enrollment process is where we verify that eligibility. The Provider Screening Module (PSM) helps states manage the enrollment process so that eligible providers can serve Medicaid clients.

The goal of the PSM is to make it as easy as possible for providers to enroll (encouraging enrollment and thus improving service to Medicaid patients), and as easy as possible for administrators to manage enrollments.