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Proposed Rules for Public Comment

Proposed Rules for Public Comment

In accordance with federal and state law, the Division of Medical Services of the Arkansas Department of Human Services must advertise and make available for public comment proposed new and amended rules and other documents, such as certain initial waiver requests and waiver renewals.

The proposed rules and other documents in this section have been advertised by public notice in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and are available, during the public comment period, for downloading from this website or by written request as instructed below.

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To request a copy of the material or to submit comments, write to

Division of Medical Services
Program Development and Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 1437 (Slot S295)
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437

Specify in your letter which document or documents you are requesting or on which you are commenting.

Document Date Deadline for Submitting Written Comments File Name File Size Comments, Responses, and Changes to Proposed Policy File Size
Interested Persons and Providers Letter for State Plan Amendment 2017-008 and Episodes of Care – Removal of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
(SPA17-008 – 1 of 5)
10/14/17 11/12/17 IPLtr-SPA17-008.doc 180k
State Plan Amendment 2017-008 with tracked changes
(SPA17-008 – 2 of 5)
10/14/17 11/12/17 SPA17-008markup.doc 52k
State Plan Amendment 2017-008
(SPA17-008 – 3 of 5)
10/14/17 11/12/17 SPA2017-008.doc 42k
Proposed EPISODE-1-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter
(SPA17-008 – 4 of 5)
10/14/17 11/12/17 EPISODE-1-17.doc 195k
Proposed EPISODE-1-17 Provider Manual Update
(SPA17-008 – 5 of 5)
10/14/17 11/12/17 EPISODE-1-17trackedchanges.doc 60k

The following documents are no longer available for public comment. The policy in these documents is proposed and subject to change until it has been approved as final policy. Current policy can be found in the “Provider information” section of this website. View “What’s new for providers.”
View “Provider manuals, notices of rule making, official notices, and RA messages.”

Document File Name File Size Comments, Responses, and Changes to Proposed Policy File Size
SNAP 17-6 – Resource Eligibility Standards SNAPResLimits.pdf 498k
SSNAP 3500 – The SNAP Requirement to Work SNAPWorkReq.pdf 181k
Appendix A - Federal Poverty Levels with Tracked Changes AppendF-FPL_Tracked.doc 83k
Appendix A - Federal Poverty Levels AppendF-FPL.doc 80k
B-270 Adult Expansion Group (Arkansas Works Program) with Tracked Changes SecB-270ARWorks_Tracked.doc 65k
B-270 Adult Expansion Group (Arkansas Works Program) SecB-270ARWorks.doc 66k
E-110 Income and Resource Limits for MAGI and Non-MAGI Groups with Tracked Changes SecE-110FinElig_Tracked.doc 139k
E-110 Income and Resource Limits for MAGI and Non-MAGI Groups SecE-110FinElig.doc 140k
E-268 The 5% Gross Income Disregard with Tracked Changes SecE-268_Tracked.doc 66k
E-268 The 5% Gross Income Disregard SecE-268.doc 66k
F-200 Work Requirement for the Adult Expansion Group SecF-200.doc 81k
G-190 Verification of the Adult Expansion Group Work Requirement G-190Verif.doc 81k
Section I-600 with Tracked Changes SecI-600Changes_Tracked.doc 81k
Section I-600 Changes SecI-600Changes.doc 81k
Proposed Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provider manual update transmittal letter PCMH-2-17.doc 197k
Proposed PCMH provider manual update with tracked changes PCMH-2-17_Tracked.doc 126k
Proposed PCMH provider manual update PCMH-2-17up.doc 115k
Proposed Section V all provider manuals update transmittal letter SecV-4-17.doc 187k
Proposed SecV-4-17 all provider manuals update with tracked changes SecV-4-17_Tracked.doc 272k
Proposed SecV-4-17 all provider manuals update SecV-4-17up.doc 269k
Proposed Form DMS-801 with tracked changes DMS-801_Tracked.doc 33k
Proposed DMS-844 DMS-844.pdf 353k
Community Services Block Grant Policy and Procedures Manual CSBGManual.pdf 3.3MB
Community Services Block Grant Regulations CSBGRegulations.pdf 2.5MB 
Community Services Block Grant State Plan 1 CSBGStatePlan1.pdf 3.2MB
Community Services Block Grant State Plan 2 CSBGStatePlan2.pdf 3MB
SecIII-2-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter SecIII-2-17.doc 185k DMS-600.doc 108k
SecIII-2-17 Provider Manual Update SecIII-2-17up.doc 188k
ASC-1-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter ASC-1-17.doc 188k
ASC-1-17 Provider Manual Update ASC-1-17up.doc 110k
NOTICE-003-17
NOTICE-003-17.doc 189k
SecI-2-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter SecI-2-17.doc 185k
SecI-2-17 Provider Manual Update SecI-2-17up.doc 50k
SecIII-1-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter SecIII-1-17.doc 185k
SecIII-1-17 Provider Manual Update SecIII-1-17up.doc 44k
SecV-3-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter
SecV-3-17.doc 187k
SecV-3-17 Provider Manual Update SecV-3-17up.doc 273k
Authorization for Electronic Funds Transfer (Automatic Deposit)
autodeposit-up.doc 55k
DMS-673
DMS-673up.doc 30k
Media Selection / Email Address Change Form HP-MS-005up.doc 66k
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP.pdf 656k
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program with Markup
LIHEAP-markup.pdf 228k
DCO’s Proposed Coverage for Lawfully Residing Alien Children and Pregnant Women DCO_Proposed_LRA.pdf 4.6MB
DMS’ Proposed Coverage for Lawfully Residing Alien Children and Pregnant Women DMS_Proposed_LRA.pdf 1.6MB
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3.1A 1i SPA17-011-31A1i.doc 29k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3.1A 1i with tracked changes SPA17-011-31A1i-markup.doc 29k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3.1A 4A SPA17-011-31A4A.doc 26k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3.1A 4A with tracked changes SPA17-011-31A4A-markup.doc 26k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3-1B 2h SPA17-011-31B2h.doc 29k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 Attachment 3-1B 2h SPA17-011-31B2h-markup.doc 29k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 SPA17-011-31B4b.doc 26k
State Plan Amendment 2017-011 SPA17-011-31B4b-markup.doc 26k
DDS Standards for Certification, Investigation and Monitoring - Redline DDS-Stnds-Redline.doc 357k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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DDS Standards for Certification, Investigation and Monitoring DDS-Stnds-Clean.doc 356k
CHMS-2-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter CHMS-2-17.doc 207k CHMS-2-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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CHMS-2-17 Provider Manual Update CHMS-2-17up.doc 178k CHMS-2-17up-CTracked.doc
CHMS-2-17up-C.doc
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DDTCS-2-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter DDTCS-2-17.doc 200k DDTCS-2-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
198k
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DDTCS-2-17 Provider Manual Update DDTCS-2-17up.doc 137k DDTCS-2-17up-CTracked.doc
DDTCS-2-17up-C.doc
121k
113k
State Plan Amendment 2017-010 Attachment 3.1 A SPA010-Attach3-1A.doc 69k SPA2017-010.doc
RCRProgramSummary-Comment.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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State Plan Amendment 2017-010 Attachment 3.1 B SPA010-Attach3-1B.doc 70k
Residential Community Integration Program Certification ResCommReintCert.doc 177k DHSResComReintCertification.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
178k
976k
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Inpatient Psychiatric (INPPSYCH-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter INPPSYCH-1-17.doc 188k
INPPSYCH-1-17 Provider Manual Update INPPSYCH-1-17up.doc 53k
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter OBHS-1-17.doc 184k
OBHS-1-17 Provider Manual Update OBHS-1-17up.doc 51k
AR Independent Assessment Manual AR_IA_July_17.doc 122k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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DDS Policy 1076 with Tracked Changes DDS1076-Appeals-markup.doc 46k
DDS Policy 1076 -Clean DDS1076-Appeals-clean.doc 30k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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DDS Policy 1086 with tracked changes DDS1086-HDC-markup.doc 122k
DDS Policy 1086 DDS1086-HDC.doc 122k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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Medical Services Policy Manual Sections E-600 through E-670 and Appendix R ABLE.pdf 195k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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DDS Community and Employment Supports (CES) Waiver Minimum Certification Standards DDSCESCertStand-markup.doc 464k
DDS Community and Employment Supports (CES) Waiver Minimum Certification Standards DDSCESCertStand.doc 411k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
976k
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Developmental Disabilities Services Community and Employment Supports (DDSCES1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter DDSCES-1-17.doc 195k DDSCES-New-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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DDSCES-1-17 Provider Manual DDSCES-1-17up.doc 151k DDSCES-New-17up-CTracked.doc
DDSCES-New-17up-C.doc
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Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity Program – Phase I PASSEWvr.pdf 2MB 1915b_8-14-17.pdf
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
1.4MB
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Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity Spreadsheet SpreadsheetPASSEWvr.pdf 2MB
PASSE-New-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PASSE-New-17.doc 183k PASSE-New-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
183k
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PASSE-New-17 Provider Manual Update PASSE-New-17up.doc 113k PASSE-New-17up-CTracked.doc
PASSE-New-17up-C.doc
113k
113k
State Plan Amendment 2017-009 with Tracked Changes SPA17-009-markup.doc 36k
State Plan Amendment 2017-009 SPA17-009.doc 35k SPA2017-009.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
35k
976k
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ARChoices in Home Care Home and Community-Based 2176 Waiver (ARCHOICES-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter ARCHOICES-1-17.doc 185k ARCHOICES-1-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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ARCHOICES-1-17 Provider Manual Update ARCHOICES-1-17up.doc 55k ARCHOICES-1-17up-CTracked.doc
ARCHOICES-1-17up-C.doc
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Child Health Services/Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPSDT-1-17.doc 184k
EPSDT-1-17 Provider Manual Update EPSDT-1-17up.doc 44k
Home Health (HOMEHLTH-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter HOMEHLTH-1-17.doc 184k
HOMEHLTH-1-17 Provider Manual Update HOMEHLTH-1-17up.doc 44k
Hospice (HOSPICE-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter HOSPICE-1-17.doc 184k
HOSPICE-1-17 Provider Manual Update HOSPICE-1-17up.doc 47k
IndependentChoices (INCHOICE-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter INCHOICE-1-17.doc 186k
INCHOICE-1-17 Provider Manual Update INCHOICE-1-17up.doc 57k
Personal Care (PERSCARE-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PERSCARE-1-17.doc 209k PERSCARE-1-17-C.doc
Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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976k
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PERSCARE-1-17 Provider Manual Update PERSCARE-1-17up.doc 198k PERSCARE-1-17up-CTracked.doc
PERSCARE-1-17up-C.doc
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Private Duty Nursing Services (PDN-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PDN-1-17.doc 184k
PDN-1-17 Provider Manual Update PDN-1-17up.doc 43k
Physician (PHYSICN-3-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PHYSICN-3-17.doc 184k
PHYSICN-3-17 Provider Manual Update PHYSICN-3-17up.doc 42k
Rural Health Clinic (RURLHLTH-1-17) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter RURLHLTH-1-17.doc 184k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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RURLHLTH-1-17 Provider Manual Update RURLHLTH-1-17up.doc 43k
Section I (SecI-3-17) All Provider Manuals Update Transmittal Letter SecI-3-17.doc 184k Responses-10-01-17.pdf
Comments-AttachA.pdf
Comments-AttachB.pdf
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SecI-3-17 All Provider Manuals Update SecI-3-17up.doc 43k
Request to Amend Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application ARWorksWvr-Amended.pdf 387k Public Comments 5MB
Section I all provider manuals transmittal letter SecI-2-16.doc 185k
SecI-2-16 all provider manuals update SecI-2-16up.doc 54k
Episodes of Care transmittal letter EPISODE-7-16.doc 185k
EPISODE-7-16 provider manual update EPISODE-7-16up.doc 44k
EPISODE-6-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-6-16.doc 186k
EPISODE-6-16 Provider Manual Update EPISODE-6-16up.doc 46k
Access Monitoring Review Plan AccessPlan.pdf 2.8MB
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Settings Transition Plan HCBS-Plan.pdf 2.7MB
EPISODE-4-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-4-16.doc 189k
EPISODE-4-16 (Urinary Tract Infection) Provider Manual Update EPISODE-4-16up.doc 60k
EPISODE-3-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-3-16.doc 188k
EPISODE-3-16 (Uncomplicated Pediatric Pneumonia) Provider Manual Update EPISODE-3-16up.doc 53k
EPISODE-2-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-2-16.doc 188k
EPISODE-2-16 (Appendectomy) Provider Manual Update EPISODE-2-16up.doc 52k
EPISODE-1-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-1-16.doc 188k
EPISODE-1-16 (Hysterectomy) Provider Manual Update EPISODE-1-16up.doc 52k
State Plan Amendment #2016-001 SPA2016-001.doc 70k
Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community- Based Services Waiver - Draft DDSACSWaiver.pdf 3.9MB
Arkansas Works Application Draft ARWorksApp.pdf 555k CommentsARWorksApp.pdf 17MB
Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver HCBSWvrApp.pdf 3.6MB  —  —
AUTISM-1-15 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter AUTISM-1-15.doc 190k  —  —
AUTISM-1-15 Provider Manual Update AUTISM-1-15up.doc 76k  —  —
Home And Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Settings Transition Plan ARHCBS-STP-Narrative.pdf 132k ARHCBS-STP-Comments.pdf 36k
Home and Community-Based Services - Settings Transition Plan
Elderly, Physical and Developmental Disability Waivers Attachment
ARHCBS-STP-Timeline.pdf 200k  —  —

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