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Your guide to applying for and using Medicaid benefits in Arkansas.

General Information
Understand Arkansas Medicaid’s organization and services.

Provider Information
Information for those who provide health care services to Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries.

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COVID-19 Information from DHS

As the threat from COVID-19 continues, important information on what DHS is doing about coronavirus as well as reliable, up-to-date information about how the virus is affecting the State can be found on the DHS website.

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PASSE Model of Care

The Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) is a new model of organized care that will address the needs of certain Medicaid beneficiaries who have complex behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities service needs.

Learn more about PASSE.

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Timely Information from Arkansas Medicaid

RAs/835s are Currently Unavailable
Added 6/2/20
All RAs/835s created in the 6/5/2020 payment cycle have been temporarily removed from the Provider Portal due to an issue found with the weekly RA file. Provider’s payments are NOT impacted and will be paid as normal. DXC is working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. A notice will be posted when provider’s RAs/835s are available.

Program Year 2019 Attestation Deadline
Updated 4/30/20
The attestation deadline for Program Year 2019 has again been EXTENDED until June 30, 2020. Providers who attest by the June deadline will have until July 31, 2020 to finish incomplete applications for the incentive payment.

All audit activity for the Promoting Interoperability (formerly known as “EHR”) Program has been suspended until May 31, 2020. DMS auditors will contact providers individually who have been selected for audit or with further instruction on how to proceed if audit information has already been submitted.

Laboratory Testing for COVID-19
Added 3/19/20
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Arkansas and consistent with CMS’s coverage and payment for COVID-19 diagnostic testing, DMS is covering the linked laboratory services. (PDF, new window)

Telemedicine Requirements for Certain Behavioral Health Providers During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Added 3/19/20
As you know, the Governor declared a public health emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Arkansas. In response to this declaration and the need for social distancing, DMS has issued the following guidance related to certain behavioral health providers using technology for direct communication that takes place in real-time to provide certain counseling services. (PDF, new window).

Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Added 3/18/20
As you know, the Governor declared a public health emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Arkansas. In response to this declaration and the need for social distancing, DMS issues the following guidance and policy related to physicians use of telemedicine (PDF, new window).

Current Demonstration Waiver Projects
The Division of Medical Services will provide public notice and allow input processes for its intent to submit written applications, renewals or amendments to any 1115(a) demonstration waiver projects that will be sent to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. Learn more about current demonstration waiver projects.

Arkansas Medicaid Data and Reports for Public Access


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