Moratorium on New Independent Provider Agreements – Reminder
Dear Interested Party:
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities Provider Community. Please note, the Division has issued a moratorium on Independent Provider Agreements (IPA) and, as of January 1, 2016, is no longer accepting new IPA applications. Exceptions to this moratorium may be made only if the Division identifies a Network need in a specific geographic area and approves the exception.
If you are interested in working with Division members, you may search our Provider Directory or contact Developmental Disabilities to request a Qualified Vendor Directory for your area. This Directory is a resource that will assist you in finding and contacting Qualified Vendors who are employers of direct care professionals. At the links provided above, you may also research requirements of contracting with the Division as a Qualified Vendor.
Contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities if you have any questions regarding this reminder notice.
FOR NEW PROVIDERS
FOR EXISTING PROVIDERS
Family and Community Resources
Family and Community Resources (FCR) is part of the Division that offers a wide range of supports. Some of the ways FCR support members, families, providers, and the community across the state include:
Providing advocacy for members and families
Helping callers with grievances, issues, concerns, and questions about the Division
Resolving complaints and inquires
Giving callers information about community resources and benefits
Offering presentations about the Division
Forming links with community partners
Supporting the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC)
Managing the process for the Client Services Trust Fund with the DDAC
Increasing communication through the Division Member Newsletter
Participating in new projects with the Division
Supporting the Human Rights Committees
Announcement: To improve your experience with DDD, the QVP application was incorporated into FOCUS. Your FOCUS login can now access your contract, billing and other pertinent information. If you don’t have a FOCUS account, please click on FOCUS above and register.
Rate Book & Look Up File
Reporting Gaps in Critical Services Logs:
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) has implemented a court order under the Ball v. Rodgers lawsuit. Qualified Vendors (QV’s) must track and report gap(s) in critical service(s). Critical Services include; in home Attendant Care (ATC), Housekeeping/Homemaker (HSK), Respite (RSP). The Division has also identified Individually Designed Living Arrangement (IDLA) and Nursing (HN1, HN9 HNR, HHA) as a critical service need; therefore, QV’s are required to track and report gap(s) for these services as well. QV’s must use the provided Gap in Critical Services Logs. Log # 1 to report gap(s) in Attendant care, Housekeeping and Respite. Log # 2 to report gap(s) in IDLA and Nursing. As part of the court order, AHCCCS requires reporting which outlines when a member/ member representative has reported a gap (lack of a provider to meet assessed needs of an individual in the ALTCS program). Gap Reporting Logs are due to the District Leads by the 5th calendar day of every month. The Division requires that the QV’s report monthly regardless if a gap in service was identified.