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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
Interested Persons and Providers Letter for Medical Services Policy A-180; C-120; C-130; C-150, E-265 and E-270 and State Plan 2017-015
(SPA-051–1 of 2)
11/14/17 12/13/17 IPLtr-SPA17-015.doc 180k
Medical Services Policy A-180; C-120; C-130; C-150, E-265 and E-270 and State Plan 2017-015
(SPA-051–2 of 2)
11/14/17 12/13/17 SPA17-015.pdf 814k

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
State Plan Amendment 2017-008 with tracked changes SPA17-008markup.doc 52k
State Plan Amendment 2017-008 SPA2017-008.doc 42k
Proposed EPISODE-1-17 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter EPISODE-1-17.doc 195k
Proposed EPISODE-1-17 Provider Manual Update EPISODE-1-17trackedchanges.doc 60k
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
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
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370k
660k
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
Request to Amend Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application ARWorksWvr-Amended.pdf 387k Public Comments 5MB
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
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  —  —
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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