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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.

The documents are in Microsoft Word or Excel format. When you click the link, the document opens in a new window. To return to this page, close the window. If you click a link and the document doesn’t open, download Microsoft Word Viewer or download Microsoft Excel Viewer free so you can view and print the documents.

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
Request to Amend Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application 5/19/17 6/18/17 ARWorksWvr-Amended.pdf 387k

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.”

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Document File Name File Size Comments, Responses, and Changes to Proposed Policy File Size
Proposed PCMH-1-17 transmital letter PCMH-1-17.doc 185k
Proposed PCMH-1-17 provider manual update PCMH-1-17up.doc 44k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual DBHS_ BHA_Cert.doc 238k AllComments.doc
ChangesfromComments.doc
AgencyCertFINAL.doc
105k
30k
243k
Proposed Accreditation Organization Release of Information Consent DBHS_Accred_Release_Form200.doc 25k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Provider Re-Certification DBHS_AgencyRecert_Form230.doc 34k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Annual Reporting Form DBHS_Annual_Rep_Form240.doc 58k
Proposed Application For Individually Licensed Practitioner DBHS_Ind_Lic_Prac_App_Form500.doc 36k
Proposed Independently Licensed Practitioners Certification Manual DBHS_Ind_Lic_Prac_Cert.doc 213k IndepLicPractCertFINAL.doc 213k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency New Site Application DBHS_New_Site_Cert_Form250.doc 59k
Proposed Partial Hospitalization Certification DBHS_Partial_Hosp_Cert.doc 185k PartHospCertFINAL.doc 187k
Proposed Application For Partial Hospitalization Certification DBHS_Partial_Hosp_Cert_Form310.doc 45k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Resource Summary DBHS_Res_Sum_Form210.doc 70k
Proposed Notification Form For Closing Or Moving Of A Behavioral Health Agency Site DBHS_SiteCloseMove_Form220.doc 33k
Proposed Therapeutic Communities Certification Manual DBHS_Therapeutic_Comm_Cert.doc 219k TherapComCertFINAL.doc 218k
Proposed Behavioral Health Acute Crisis Unit Certification DBHSAcuteCrisisUnitCert.doc 208k AcuteCrisisCertFINAL.doc 207k
Proposed Application For Acute Crisis Unit Certification DBHSAcuteCrisisUnitCertForm330.doc 45k
Proposed Application For Behavioral Health Agency Certification DBHSAgencyCertForm100.doc 34k
Proposed Application For Behavioral Health Agency Certification DBHSNewAgencyForm100.doc 34k
Proposed Application For Therapeutic Communities Certification DBHSTheraputicCommCert_Form300.doc 45k
Proposed CNM-1-16 transmital letter CNM-1-16.doc 187k
Proposed CNM-1-16 provider manual update CNM-1-16up.doc 37k
Proposed HOMEHLTH-2-16 transmital letter HOMEHLTH-2-16.doc 190k
Proposed HOMEHLTH-2-16 provider manual update HOMEHLTH-2-16up.doc 67k
Proposed NURSEPRA-3-16 transmital letter NURSEPRA-3-16.doc 190k
Proposed NURSEPRA-3-16 provider manual update NURSEPRA-3-16up.doc 65k
Proposed PROSTHET-3-16 transmital letter PROSTHET-3-16.doc 185k
Proposed PROSTHET-3-16 provider manual update PROSTHET-3-16up.doc 46k
Proposed PHARMACY-1-17 transmital letter PHARMACY-1-17.doc 187k
Proposed PHARMACY-1-17 provider manual update PHARMACY-1-17up.doc 70k
Proposed VISUAL-2-16 transmital letter VISUAL-2-16.doc 185k
Proposed VISUAL-2-16 provider manual update VISUAL-2-16up.doc 84k
Draft Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver - Clean Draft17wvrAmend
Clean.doc
2.7MB Comments and Responses 2MB
Draft Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver - Line Changed Sections Draft17wvrAmendLine
Change.doc
1.2MB 
Proposed DDSACS-2-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter DDSACS-2-17.doc 235k
Proposed DDSACS-2-17 Provider Manual Update DDSACS-2-17up.doc 321k
Draft DDS Community and Employment Services (CES) Certification Standards - Clean CertStandACSWVR-clean.doc 382k
Draft DDS Community and Employment Services (CES) Certification Standards - Redline CertStandACSWVR-redline.doc 718k 
Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver DDSACSRenew9-1-16.pdf 3.6MB
Proposed DDSACS-1-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter DDSACS-1-17.doc 194k
Proposed DDSACS-1-17 Provider Manual Update DDSACS-1-17up.doc 126k
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
Division of Behavioral Health Services RSPMI Provider Certification RSPMImortmAmend7.doc 28k
HOSPICE-1-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter HOSPICE-1-16.doc 185k
HOSPICE-1-16 Provider Manual Update HOSPICE-1-16up.doc 51k
Pharmacy SPA Pricing Methodology SPA2016-003.doc 49k
PHYSICN-1-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PHYSICN-1-16.doc 192k
PHYSICN-1-16 Provider Manual Update PHYSICN-1-16up.doc 79k
PROSTHET-2-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PROSTHET-2-16.doc 186k
PROSTHET-2-16 Provider Manual Update PROSTHET-2-16up.doc 481k
RSPMI Rate RSPMIRate.doc 123k
Inpatient Psychiatric Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter INPPSYCH-3-16.doc 195k
INPPSYCH-3-16 Provider Manual Update INPPSYCH-3-16up.doc 73k
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter LMHP-2-16.doc 185k
LMHP-2-16 Provider Manual Update LMHP-2-16up.doc 44k
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter OBHS-New-16.doc 185k
OBHS-New-16 Provider Manual OBHS-New-16up.doc 870k
SPA 2016-008 SPA2016-008.pdf 4.5MB
Proposed Arkansas Medicaid Behavioral Health Rates and Benefit Limits ProposedBHRates.doc 92k
Proposed Arkansas School Based Mental Health (SBMH) Rates and Benefit Limits ProposedSBMHRates.doc 41k
Current Contractor CurrentContractor.doc 24k
RSPMI-4-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter RSPMI-4-16.doc 186k
RSPMI-4-16 Provider Manual Update RSPMI-4-16up.doc 44k
Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SATS) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter SATS-2-16.doc 186k
SATS-2-16 Provider Manual Update SATS-2-16up.doc 44k
School-Based Mental Health Services Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter SBMH-1-16.doc 200k
SBMH-1-16 Provider Manual Update SBMH-1-16up.doc 148k
Proposed Cost Reimbursement Rules for Long Term Care Facilities LTCReimbManual.doc 103k
ARKids First-B Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter ARKIDS-2-16.doc 185k
ARKIDS-2-16 Provider Manual Update ARKIDS-2-16up.doc 45k
Child Health Management Services (CHMS) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter CHMS-1-16.doc 185k
CHMS-1-16 Provider Manual Update CHMS-1-16up.doc 54k
Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Services (DDTCS) Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter DDTCS-1-16.doc 186k
DDTCS-1-16 Provider Manual Update DDTCS-1-16up.doc 66k
Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy Services Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter THERAPY-1-16.doc 187k Therapy-1-16Responses.doc 48k
THERAPY-1-16 Provider Manual Update THERAPY-1-16up.doc 187k
EPISODE-6-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-6-16.doc 186k
EPISODE-6-16 Provider Manual Update EPISODE-6-16up.doc 46k
State Plan Amendment 2016-006 SPA16-006.doc 42k
Access Monitoring Review Plan AccessPlan.pdf 2.8MB
Section V All Provider Manuals Update Transmittal Letter SecV-6-16.doc 184k
Section V All Provider Manuals Update SecV-6-16up.doc 354k
Form DMS-6 - Request for Prior Approval for the Special Pharmacy Therapeutic Agents and Treatments SecV-6-16-DMS-6.doc 48k
Notice-001-16 – Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Code Conversion NOTICE-001-16.doc 244k
Notice-002-16–2016 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II (HCPCS) Code Conversion and Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) Conversion NOTICE-002-16.doc 439k
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
RSPMI-2-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter RSPMI-2-16.doc 195k RSPMI-2-16Responses.doc 30k
RSPMI-2-16 Provider Manual Update RSPMI-2-16up.doc 202k
Application for a §1915(c) Home and Community- Based Services Waiver - Draft DDSACSWaiver.pdf 3.9MB
RSPMI-1-16 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter RSPMI-1-16.doc 185k RSPMI-1-16Comments.pdf 211k
RSPMI-1-16 Provider Manual Update RSPMI-1-16up.doc 182k
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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