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
Office of Policy Coordination and 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
Proposed Notice of Rule Making Regarding Eligibility of Adoptive and Pre-adoptive Children
(FC – 1 of 1)
9/4/18 10/3/18 FosterCare.pdf 398k
Interested Persons and Providers letter for Repeal of Community and Employment Support Waiver Medicaid Provider Manual and Community and Support Waiver Minimum Certification Standards and Amendments to DDS Policy 1091
(CES – 1 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IPLtrDDS1091.doc 180k
Amendments to DDS Policy 1091 with tracked changes
(CES – 2 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 DDSPolicy1091markup.doc 180k
Amendments to DDS Policy 1091
(CES – 3 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 DDSPolicy1091.doc 88k
Repeal of Community and Employment Support Waiver Medicaid Provider Manual
(CES – 4 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 CESWaiverRepeal.doc 327k
Repeal of Community and Support Waiver Minimum Certification Standards
(CES – 5 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 CESStandardsRepeal.doc 413k
Interested Persons and Providers letter for Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Program Medicaid Provider Manual
(PASSE – 1 of 4)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IPLtrPASSE.doc 180k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter
(PASSE – 2 of 4)
8/13/18 9/12/18 PASSE-1-18.doc 180k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes
(PASSE – 3 of 4)
8/13/18 9/12/18 PASSE 1-18up-markup.doc 180k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update
(PASSE – 4 of 4)
8/13/18 9/12/18 PASSE 1-18up.doc 180k
Interested Persons and Providers letter for OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update and DBHS Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual
(OBHS – 1 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IPLtrOBHS.doc 180k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter
(OBHS – 2 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 OBHS-3-18.doc 251k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes
(OBHS – 3 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 OBHS-3-18up-markup.doc 749k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update
(OBHS – 4 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 OBHS-3-18up.doc 180k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual with tracked changes
(OBHS – 5 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 DBHS_BHS_Cert-Markup.doc 243k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual
(OBHS – 6 of 6)
8/13/18 9/12/18 DBHS_BHA_Cert.doc 244k
Interested Persons and Providers letter for Arkansas Independent Assessment (ARIA) New-18 Provider Manual
(ARIA – 1 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IPLtrARIA.doc 180k
Proposed Arkansas Independent Assessment (ARIA) New-18 Provider Manual Transmittal Letter
(ARIA – 2 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 ARIA-New-18.doc 184k
Proposed ARIA-New-18 Provider Manual with tracked changes
(ARIA – 3 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 ARIA-New-18-markup.doc 166k
Proposed ARIA-New-18 Provider Manual
(ARIA – 4 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 ARIA-New-18up.doc 164k
Proposed Repeal of Arkansas Medicaid Independent Assessment for Beneficiaries with Behavioral Health and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities Services Needs
(ARIA – 5 of 5)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IAGuide-repeal.doc 122k
Interested Persons and Providers letter for State Plan Amendment 2018-012 – Pharmacy
(SPA18-012 – 1 of 3)
8/13/18 9/12/18 IPLtrSPA18-012.doc 180k
State Plan Amendment 2018-012 – Pharmacy with tracked changes
(SPA18-012 – 2 of 3)
8/13/18 9/12/18 SPA18-012-Markup.doc 36k
State Plan Amendment 2018-012 – Pharmacy
(SPA18-012 – 3 of 3)
8/13/18 9/12/18 SPA18-012.doc 37k

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
ARCHOICES-1-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter ARCHOICES-1-18.doc 183k  ARChoicesComment.doc 196k
ARCHOICES-1-18 Provider Manual Update ARCHOICES-1-18route.doc 96k 
Proposed Section F-180 SectionF-180-tracked.doc 73k 
PROSTHET-1-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PROSTHET-1-18.doc 194k 
PROSTHET-1-18 Provider Manual Update with Tracked Changes PROSTHET-1-18up-tracked.doc 459k 
PROSTHET-1-18 Provider Manual Update PROSTHET-1-18up.doc 460k 
SecV-2-18 All Provider Manuals Update Transmittal Letter SecV-2-18.doc 186k 
Form DMS-0843 with Tracked Changes DMS-0843up-tracked.doc 391k
Form DMS-0843 DMS-0843up.doc 391k 
Form DMS-602 with Tracked Changes DMS-602up-tracked.doc 45k 
Form DMS-602
DMS-602up.doc 44k 
Form DMS-679 with Tracked Changes DMS-679up-tracked.doc 72k 
Form DMS-679 DMS-679up.doc 72k 
Form DMS-679A with Tracked Changes DMS-679Aup-tracked.doc 66k 
Form DMS-679A DMS-679Aup.doc 66k 
Proposed State Plan Amendment 2018-005 - Outpatient Hospital Services for Border Hospitals with Tracked Changes SPA2018-005-Markup.doc 28k 
Proposed State Plan Amendment 2018-005 - Outpatient Hospital Services for Border Hospitals SPA2018-005.doc 28k 
Proposed SecI-2-18 All Provider Manuals Update Transmittal Letter SecI-2-18.doc 185k 
Proposed SecI-2-18 All Provider Manuals Update with tracked changes SecI-2-18prom-tracked.doc 45k 
Proposed SecI-2-18 All Provider Manuals Update SecI-2-18prom.doc 46k 
State Plan Amendment 2018-002 with tracked changes SPA-18-002-tracked.doc 38k 
State Plan Amendment 2018-002 SPA-18-002.doc 37k 
Proposed FQHC-1-18 Transmittal Letter FQHC-1-18.doc 183k 
Proposed FQHC-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes FQHC-1-18up_tracked.doc 45k 
Proposed FQHC-1-18 Provider Manual Update FQHC-1-18up.doc 44k 
Proposed HOSPITAL-1-18 Transmittal Letter HOSPITAL-1-18.doc 184k 
Proposed HOSPITAL-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes HOSPITAL-1-18up_tracked.doc 68k 
Proposed HOSPITAL-1-18 Provider Manual Update HOSPITAL-1-18up.doc 67k 
Proposed OBHS-2-18 Transmittal Letter OBHS-2-18.doc 190k 
Proposed OBHS-2-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes OBHS-2-18up_tracked.doc 218k 
Proposed OBHS-2-18 Provider Manual Update OBHS-2-18up.doc 202k 
Proposed PHYSICN-1-18 Transmittal Letter PHYSICN-1-18.doc 190k 
Proposed PHYSICN-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes PHYSICN-1-18up_tracked.doc 91k 
Proposed PHYSICN-1-18 Provider Manual Update PHYSICN-1-18up.doc 51k 
Proposed RURLHLTH-1-18 Transmittal Letter RURLHLTH-1-18.doc 184k 
Proposed RURLHLTH-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes RURLHLTH-1-18up_tracked.doc 43k 
Proposed RURLHLTH-1-18 Provider Manual Update RURLHLTH-1-18up.doc 43k 
Proposed SecI-1-18 Transmittal Letter SecI-1-18.doc 185k 
Proposed SecI-1-18 All Provider Manuals Update with tracked changes SecI-1-18up_tracked.doc 53k 
Proposed SecI-1-18 All Provider Manuals Update SecI-1-18up.doc 53k 
Proposed SecIII-1-18 Transmittal Letter SecIII-1-18.doc 184k 
Proposed SecIII-1-18 All Provider Manuals Update with tracked changes SecIII-1-18up_tracked.doc 46k 
Proposed SecIII-1-18 All Provider Manuals Update SecIII-1-18up.doc 46k 
Section I Transmittal Letter All Provider Manuals Update SecI-6-17.doc 184k
Section I All Provider Manuals Update - Tracked-Changes SecI-6-17up-tracked.doc 43k
Section I All Provider Manuals Update SecI-6-17up.doc 43k
Request to Amend Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application ARWorksWvr-Amended.pdf 387k Public Comments 5MB
Arkansas Works Application Draft ARWorksApp.pdf 555k CommentsARWorksApp.pdf 17MB

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