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
Office of Rules Promulgation
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 2018-0013
(PCCM – 1 of 3)
8/18/19 9/17/19 IPLtrSPA-PCCM.doc 196k
PCCM SPA 2018-0013 Summary
(PCCM – 2 of 3)
8/18/19 9/17/19 PCCM-Summary 39k
State Plan Amendment 2018-0013 Mark Up
(PCCM – 3 of 3)
8/18/19 9/17/19 1932aSPA-PCCM-Mark-up.pdf 622k
Interested Persons and Providers Letter for ARKids First-B and Child Health Services/Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) provider manual updates
(ARKidsEPSDT – 1 of 5)
8/18/19 9/17/19 IPLtrARKidsEPSDT.doc 196k
Proposed ARKIDS-3-18 Transmittal Letter
(ARKidsEPSDT – 2 of 5)
8/18/19 9/17/19 ARKIDS-3-18.doc 204k
Proposed ARKIDS-3-18 Provider Manual Update with Tracked Changes
(ARKidsEPSDT – 3 of 5)
8/18/19 9/17/19 ARKIDS-3-18promtrack-changes.doc 96k
Proposed EPSDT-1-18 Transmittal Letter
(ARKidsEPSDT – 4 of 5)
8/18/19 9/17/19 EPSDT-1-18.doc 189k
Proposed EPSDT-1-18 Provider Manual Update with Tracked Changes
(ARKidsEPSDT – 5 of 5)
8/18/19 9/17/19 EPSDT-1-18promtrack-changes.doc 98k
Interested Persons and Providers Letter for State Plan Amendment 2019-001, ARKids First-B, Domiciliary Care, Section I, and Section III provider manual updates
(SPA19-001 – 1 of 6)
8/18/19 9/16/19 IPLtrSPA19-001.doc 196k
State Plan Amendment 2019-001
(SPA19-001 – 2 of 6
8/18/19 9/16/19 SPA19-001markup.doc 96k
Proposed ARKIDS-4-18 Provider Manual Update with Tracked Changes
(SPA19-001 – 3 of 6)
8/18/19 9/16/19 ARKIDS-4-18-tracked.doc 61k
Proposed DOMCARE-1-18 Provider Manual Update with Tracked Changes
(SPA19-001 – 4 of 6)
8/18/19 9/16/19 DOMCARE-1-18-tracked.doc 147k
Proposed SecI-5-18 All Provider Manuals Update with Tracked Changes
(SPA19-001 – 5 of 6)
8/18/19 9/16/19 SecI-5-18-tracked.doc 143k
Proposed SecIII-4-18 All Provider Manuals Update with Tracked Changes
(SPA19-001 – 6 of 6)
8/18/19 9/16/19 SecIII-4-18-tracked.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
SPA#2019-0009, SecV-2-19, TRANSP-1-19, Administrative Procedures for the Emergency Medical Transportation Assessment Fee and Access Payments
(SPA19-009 – 2 of 2)
SPA19-0009-SecV-Transp.pdf 494k
Interested Persons and Providers Letter for Adult Development Day Treatment (ADDT) and Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) Centers Minimum Licensure Standards
(ADDT-EDIT – 1 of 1)
proposedEIDT-ADDT.pdf 2.5MB
Proposed State Plan Amendment regarding Private Duty Nursing Rate Increase SPA-PDNRateIncrease.pdf 179k

The Arkansas Department of Human Services is in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and operates, manages and delivers services without regard to religion, disability, political affiliation, veteran status, age, race, color or national origin.