The DDS Waiver Services section provides a variety of community-based services to eligible individuals in addition to the management, policy development, planning and administration of the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver.
Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services are available to a limited number of individuals as an alternative to ICF/MR placement. Under this waiver, individuals may receive services such as Case Management, Waiver Coordination, Supported Living Services, Non-Medical Transportation, Adaptive Equipment, Environmental Modifications, Supplemental Support Services, Consultation Services, and Crisis Intervention Services, through DDS licensed community providers.
To apply for Children's services, call 501-682-2277
To apply for Adult services, call 501-682-8678 or 501-683-5687
The following documents regard the implementation of the ACS Waiver renewal effective March 1, 2010.
The following presentations supplement Waiver Services information.
ACS Waiver Overview
A PowerPoint presentation that highlights waiver history, the application process and the services available in Arkansas’ ACS waiver.
Case Management Discussion
A PowerPoint presentation that identifies the roles of the provider Case Manager and the Direct Care Supervisor within the waiver.
Priority for Waiver Services
Training material on who receives priority for a waiver slot highlighting that an individual residing in certain facilities receive priority and must not be discharged before waiver services are in place or priority will be lost along with an overview of the process of making application toward eventual transitioning of an individual from a facility to the waiver.
Levels of Care
A PowerPoint presentation that identifies, defines and discusses the 3 levels of care that have relevance in the waiver.
Pervasive Level Training
A PowerPoint presentation that provides insight on how Pervasive Level is defined, documented, requested and reviewed and approved by DDS.
A PowerPoint presentation that provides details on the "who, what, when, where and why" regarding placing a waiver case in abeyance.
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The procedures, forms and a Power Point presentation detailing how to disclose costs when individuals in the Waiver share staff.
Health and Safety Assurances
A PowerPoint presentation that discusses health and safety assurances from the CMS “big picture” to actual assessment and delivery of services. Also, a MS Word document that can be used to assess factors toward MAPS planning.
Supported Employment under the Waiver is the topic of the following PowerPoint presentation. It is useful information for providers seeking to become a Supported Employment provider, to individuals seeking the service under the Waiver and for DDS personnel.
Encrypted Email From DDS
A recent change to the DHS system allows for outgoing email containing sensitive information to be encrypted. Now DDS does not use WinZip to encrypt outgoing email nor does DDS maintain a password for email recipients.
PES/PAM Systems for PA’s
As of January 2009, providers can use Provider Electronic Solutions (PES) through EDS to request Prior Authorizations for Waiver Services. DDS will use Prior Authorization Manipulation (PAM) to approve the requests with PA’s issued within 20 minutes of approval. Below is a PowerPoint presentation on these systems and the process along with MS Word documents detailing provider and DDS processes.