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/IDD placement. Under this waiver, individuals may receive services such as Care 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.
Information on the HCBS settings rule and the Arkansas state transition plan:
In order to contact us directly regarding the HCBS settings rule, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for Children's services, call 501-682-2277
To apply for Adult services, call 501-683-5687
|Waiver Eligibility Information (Access Arkansas)||WEB|
|Children with Disabilities Service Guide | English|
|Adults with Disabilities Service Guide | English|
|U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare and Medicaid Services||WEB|
The following are for the implementation of the Waiver renewal effective October 1, 2017.
|Social History Form||DOCX|
|CES-104 | Areas of Need Form||DOCX|
|CES-105 | Withdrawl Form||DOCX|
|CES-107 | Minimum Wage Change Form||XLSX|
|CES-108 | PCSP CSR Narrative Form||DOCX|
|CES-109 | Risk Assessment Form||DOCX|
|CES-110 | Pro-Rated Staff Worksheets||XLSX|
|CES-111 | Unable to Serve Form||DOCX|
|CES-115 | Change of Address Form||DOCX|
|CES-116 | Abeyance Monthly Report||DOCX|
|CES-204 | Waiver Face Sheet||DOCX|
|CES-703 | Waiver PCSP Forms||DOCX|
|DDS CES Waiver Renewal (AR.0188.R05.02) Effective October 1, 2017||ZIP|
The following presentations supplement Waiver Services information.
|04/20/2018 CES PASSE Training Webinar||LINK|
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.
|Prior Authorization Manipulation (PAM) and Provider Electronic Solutions (PES) Information||PPT|
|Provider PES Process|
|DDS Staff PAM Process||PD|
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.
|CES Waiver Provider List||10/13/2020|
|Waiver Service Provider Application||05/09/2019|
|Waiver Service Provider Application Instructions||05/09/2019|
|CES Waiver Eligibility Packet||06/05/2019|