MSL has done some research on a change coming our way. You may have heard of it – the “One Therapy Rule,” formally known as the EIDT Program. Watch this video and stay tuned for your opportunity to take action.
The new MMIS system, which is what they at DHS use to pay Medicaid claims and more, went live on Wednesday. Since then, many providers have reported issues with the system. MSL is working with DHS to help your comments and concerns be heard.
Here are all of the resources so far that DHS has shared to help solve your issues.
Here is a training webinar to help you:
There is a list on their website that you can access.
The following is a list of all the posts that they have done on Facebook collected in one place:
Watch the Facebook Live in which a team of DHS staff and DXC staff attempted to answer questions live. Lainey with MSL collected provider questions and delivered them to the panel.
They weren’t able to answer questions in detail, and hopefully they will do that in the webinar on the morning of 11/8/17. If you can’t attend the webinar, they are recording it for you to be able to view later.
During the facebook live session, DHS shared the following links:
- You can learn how to upgrade PES: HERE
- To reach out to us to address those common syntax error, call the local number is 501-376-2211 and the 800 number is 800-457-4454.
- Need to know how to get a trading partner ID? Go HERE
- Hub for MMIS news Click HERE.
A new developmental screener will now be REQUIRED to determine if a child is eligible to go to rehabilitation centers like Easter Seals, Access, the Allen School, Peds Plus, etc.
Public comment ends tonight on this rule change – August 12, 2017! Take this chance to comment on rules that affect you! Read the manuals for things that might affect you, and then send your comments and questions to Shelby.Maldonado@dhs.arkansas.gov. Make sure to tell her which documents below you’re commenting on. If you need any help, just watch a video tutorial below.
Here are the important Screener Rule changes that you might want to read:
|DDS Standards for Certification, Investigation and Monitoring – Redline||DDS-Stnds-Redline.doc||DDS STANDARDS for Certification, Investigation, an Monitoring for Center-Based Community Services||1. Summary DDTCS-CHMS 2. Info|
|CHMS-2-17 Provider Manual Update||CHMS-2-17up.doc||CHMS Manual mark up with changes.||1. Summary DDTCS-CHMS 2. Info|
|DDTCS-2-17 Provider Manual Update||DDTCS-2-17up.doc||DDTCS Manual mark up with changes.||1. Summary DDTCS-CHMS 2. Info|
EXAMPLE OF COMMENTS SENT:
My public comment on the new screen:
DDS-Stnds-Redline.doc – Section 502.R, 504.A
CHMS-2-17up.doc – Section 203.100 C2, 217, 218.300, 241.000 B6, 242.000 A,
DDTCS-2-17up.doc – 202.000 B
I am concerned about the lack of details, such as what type of screen this will be. How can a short screen determine whether my child’s functionality would benefit from day habilitation? Also, I ask for the credentials of the people performing the screen to be qualified clinicians.
I’m concerned that parents and physicians need training to ensure that disruption in services does not occur.
My public comment on the Opt in/Opt Out:
CHMS-2-17up.doc – Section 206,
DDTCS-2-17up.doc – 203.000, 204.000, 214.131A, 214.132, 215.100D,
I am concerned that in Opting out, a parent must relinquish the child’s IDEA rights for as long as the child attends that center and/or as long as that center chooses to be opted out. Ok top of that, I’m concerned that services could be disrupted, especially if a parent chooses not to relinquish those rights and must find another place of service. Also, this may remove the freedom of choice for the parent if there is not another place of service nearby. Last, I’m concerned that disruption of services might occur as a child is transitioned into the school system.
I’m concerned that parents, therapists, educators, and advocates need training to ensure that disruption in services does not occur.
Use this form below, and it will go to the correct DHS representative.
Public comment ends tonight – August 12, 2017! Take this chance to comment on rules that affect you! Read the manuals for things that might affect you, and then send your comments and questions to Shelby.Maldonado@dhs.arkansas.gov. Make sure to tell her which documents below you’re commenting on. If you need any help, just watch a video tutorial by clicking the red button below.
Here are the important BH Rule changes that you might want to read:
|INPPSYCH-1-17 Provider Manual Update||INPPSYCH-1-17up.doc||Manual Update for Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Under Age 21|
|OBHS-1-17 Provider Manual Update||OBHS-1-17up.doc||Manual Update for Outpatient Behavioral Health Services|
|Residential Community Integration Program Certification||ResCommReintCert.doc||Residential Community Integration Program Certification|
As you may know, Independent Assessments will be required for any Medicaid recipient in Tier 2 or 3 for Behavioral Health or Developmental Disability Services of DHS, as well as other Medicaid populations in Arkansas.
Public comment for these rules ends tonight, August 12, 2017! Read the manuals for things that might affect you, and then send your comments and questions to Shelby.Maldonado@dhs.arkansas.gov. Make sure to tell her which documents below you’re commenting on. If you need any help, just watch a video tutorial by clicking the red button below.
|AR Independent Assessment Manual||AR_IA_July_17.doc||New manual for Independent Assessment||1. IA Public Notice
2. IA Manual Summary
3. IA fiscal Impact
Optum (the company that DHS has contracted to do these assessments) has released the following resource to help you understand the Independent Assessment process.
Click on the image below to learn more: