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
None

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 2018-17 1915i-10-9-18-SPA18-017.doc 964k SPA2018-017-1915b-1915c-1915i.pdf
1915i-11-15-18.pdf
532k

714k
Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Program—1915(b) waiver 1915b-9-21-18.pdf 1MB 1915b11-15-18.pdf 519k
Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Program—1915(c) waiver 1915c-8-31-18.pdf 1.5MB 1915c-11-15-18.pdf 1MB 
State Plan Amendment 2018-16 SPA2018-016.doc 769k PublicCommentABHSCI-2018-016.pdf
ABHSCI-10-10-18.pdf
238k

543k
1915(i) Fee-for-service Adult Behavioral Health Services for Community Independence Manual Transmittal Letter ABHSCI-New-18.doc 185k
1915(i) Fee-for-service Adult Behavioral Health Services for Community Independence Manual ABHSCI-New-18up.doc 284k ABHSCI-New-11-15-18.pdf 525k
Proposed Arkansas Medicaid Task and Hour Standards with markup LTSSReforms-markup.doc 95k SummaryPostPCChanges.pdf
CommentSummaryResponses.pdf
LTSSlateComments.pdf
203k
2MB
270k
Proposed Arkansas Medicaid Task and Hour Standards LTSSReforms.doc 97k TaskHourStandardsPostPC.pdf 131k
Proposed ARChoices in Homecare Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Amendment with markup ARCHOICESHCBSWvrAmendmarkup.doc 793k
Proposed ARChoices in Homecare Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Amendment ARCHOICESHCBSWvrAmend.doc 795k ARChoicesHCBSWvrAmend-PostPC.pdf 609k
Proposed ARChoices in Homecare Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Provider Manual Update 2-18 with markup ARCHOICESmarkup.doc 447k
Proposed ARCHOICES-2-18 Provider Manual Update ARCHOICES.doc 447k ARChoicesPostPC.pdf 374k
Proposed Living Choices Assisted Living Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Amendment with markup LCALHCBSWvrAmendmarkup.doc 462k
Proposed Living Choices Assisted Living Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Amendment LCALHCBSWvrAmend.doc 462k LCAL-HCBSwvrAmendPostPC.pdf 478k
Proposed Living Choices Assisted Living Manual 1-18 with markup LCALmarkup.doc 121k
Proposed LCAL-1-18 Provider Manual Update LCAL.doc 117k
Proposed Independent Choices State Plan Amendment with markup SPA18-014ICmarkup.doc 150k
Proposed Independent Choices State Plan Amendment SPA18-014IC.doc 140k
Proposed Independent Choices Manual 1-18 with markup INCHOICESmarkup.doc 187k
Proposed INCHOICES-1-18 Provider Manual Update INCHOICES.doc 153k INCHOICEPostPC.pdf 187k
Proposed Personal Care State Plan Amendment with markup SPA18-015PCmarkup.doc 41k
Proposed Personal Care State Plan Amendment SPA18-015PC.doc 41k SPA2018-015PCmarkupPostPC.pdf 98k
Proposed Personal Care Manual 1-18 with markup PERSCAREmarkup.doc 418k
Proposed PERSCARE-1-18 Provider Manual Update PERSCARE.doc 363k PERSCARE-PostPC.pdf 322k
Proposed Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Manual 1-18 with markup PACEmarkup.doc 73k
Proposed PACE-1-18 Provider Manual Update PACE.doc 73k
ARChoices Current Waiver ARChoicesCurrentwaiver.pdf 3.3MB
LCAL Current Waiver LCALcurrentwaiver.pdf 3MB
Proposed State Plan Amendment 2018-013 with markup SPA-2018-013-PCMH.doc 308k
Proposed State Plan Amendment 2018-013
SPA-2018-013-PCMH.pdf 308k
Proposed Patient Centered Medical Home Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter with markup
PCMH-1-18.doc 195k PCMHComments.doc 70k
Proposed PCMH-1-18 Provider Manual Update with markup PCMH-1-18up.doc 122k
Proposed Notice of Rule Making for Medical Services Policy Manual, Section H with markup HCBSTransferPenalty.pdf 425k
Proposed HOMEHLTH-1-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter HOMEHLTH-1-18.doc 180k
Proposed HOMEHLTH-1-18 Provider Manual Update with markup HOMEHLTH-1-18markup.doc 180k
Proposed HOMEHLTH-1-18 Provider Manual Update HOMEHLTH-1-18up.doc 180k
Proposed HOSPICE-2-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal HOSPICE-2-18.doc 185k
Proposed HOSPICE-2-18 Provider Manual Update with markup
HOSPICE-2-18markup.doc 56k
Proposed HOSPICE-2-18 Provider Manual Update HOSPICE-2-18up.doc 56k
Proposed Notice of Rule Making Regarding Eligibility of Adoptive and Pre-adoptive Children FosterCare.pdf 398k
Amendments to DDS Policy 1091 with tracked changes DDSPolicy1091markup.doc 180k
Amendments to DDS Policy 1091 DDSPolicy1091.doc 88k
Repeal of Community and Employment Support Waiver Medicaid Provider Manual CESWaiverRepeal.doc 327k
Repeal of Community and Support Waiver Minimum Certification Standards CESStandardsRepeal.doc 413k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter PASSE-1-18.doc 180k PASSEsupplement.doc 35k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes PASSE 1-18up-markup.doc 180k PASSE 1-18markup_10-18.doc 574k
Proposed PASSE-1-18 Provider Manual Update PASSE 1-18up.doc 180k PASSE 1-18_10-18.doc 525k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update Transmittal Letter
OBHS-3-18.doc 251k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update with tracked changes
OBHS-3-18up-markup.doc 749k
Proposed OBHS-3-18 Provider Manual Update
OBHS-3-18up.doc 180k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual with tracked changes
DBHS_BHS_Cert-Markup.doc 243k
Proposed Behavioral Health Agency Certification Manual DBHS_BHA_Cert.doc 244k
Proposed Arkansas Independent Assessment (ARIA) New-18 Provider Manual Transmittal Letter ARIA-New-18.doc 184k
Proposed ARIA-New-18 Provider Manual with tracked changes ARIA-New-18-markup.doc 166k
Proposed ARIA-New-18 Provider Manual ARIA-New-18up.doc 164k
Proposed Repeal of Arkansas Medicaid Independent Assessment for Beneficiaries with Behavioral Health and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities Services Needs IAGuide-repeal.doc 122k
State Plan Amendment 2018-012 – Pharmacy with tracked changes SPA18-012-Markup.doc 36k
State Plan Amendment 2018-012 – Pharmacy SPA18-012.doc 37k
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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