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Provider Relations – DPSQA

AFMC’s DPSQA outreach specialists serve as the link between the Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance (DPSQA) and the Medicaid provider community. The specialists help ensure providers understand applicable DHS programs, program requirements and operations, new initiatives, Medicaid policy changes and best-practice guidelines.

The DPSQA outreach team is a diverse group of professionals, each with several years of experience in clinics and hospitals, as well as home health and behavioral health experience and nursing. They assist providers with the following:

  • Adult Developmental Day Treatment (ADDT)
  • ARChoices waiver
  • Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT)
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Independently licensed practitioners
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Services for U21
  • Living Choices waiver
  • Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS)
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS)
  • Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE)
  • Personal Care

Medication Assisted Treatment

Effective September 1, 2020, Arkansas Medicaid supports beneficiaries with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. Follow this link to learn more.

Educational Outreach Updates

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20190701 Urgent message from Craig Cloud Download Preview
20190724 Business Emails and Best Practice Download Preview
20190920 Message from Jerald Sharum Download Preview
20200319 IOC on-site inspections will be suspended for the next 30 days Download Preview
20200923 Medication Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder Download Preview
20210315 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):Cleaning Program Download Preview
202103330 PCMH HPB Selection - Deadline March 31 Download Preview
20210413 Voluntary Selection of Additional PCMH High-priority Beneficiaries is Due April 15 Download Preview
20210514 Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) Arkansas Medicaid Corrective Action Plan Download Preview
20210915 Many federal resources are available to families! Download Preview
20211001 Details Now Available Regarding Reconsideration Request for the 2020 Arkansas Medicaid PCMH Performance Period Download Preview
20211007 Vaccination Rates for Eligible Medical Clients Remain Low; Action Needed Download Preview
20211014 Important Information Regarding Reconsideration Requests for the 2020 Arkansas Medicaid PCMH Performance Period Download Preview
20211111 Deadline Approaching Regarding Reconsideration Requests for the 2020 AR Medicaid PCMH Performance Period Download Preview
20211112 Arkansas Medicaid Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – Open Enrollment for the 2022 Performance Period Download Preview
20211221-AODATP-CSSP-and-Additional-BHA-Reconsideration-and-Corrective-Action-Plan-Process-for-Health-Safety-Inspections Download Preview
20211221-Inspections-of-Care-for-Behavioral-Health-Agencies-BHAs-and-Independently-Licensed-Practitioners-ILPs Download Preview
20211221-OBH-and-ILP-Reconsideration-versus-Corrective-Action-Plan-CAP Download Preview
20220318 PCMH High-priority Beneficiary (HPB) Selection ‒ Deadline March 31 Download Preview


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