Division of Medical Services

PASSE – Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity

PASSE is a program that serves Medicaid clients with complex behavioral health, developmental, or intellectual disabilities.

The goal of the PASSE system is to monitor client’s health care needs, keep them healthy, and help them reach goals. DHS,AFMC and each PASSE continues to work together internally to address questions or concerns for providers and clients about the PASSE program as they arise. March 01, 2020 is the one-year anniversary of the PASSE program that is serving nearly 40,000 Arkansas Medicaid clients. 

A Medicaid client’s services are managed and reimbursed by the PASSEs if the person:

  • is on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver
  • is on the DD Waiver wait list and gets Medicaid state plan services
  • lives in a private DD Intermediate Care Facility
  • has a Behavioral Health (BH) diagnosis and needs services in addition to counseling and medication management
What is PASSE

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P.O. Box 1437, Slot S401
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

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501-682-8292
Fax: 501-682-1197

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