Person-centered thinking is a philosophy behind service provision that supports positive control and self-direction of people’s own lives. DDS is working to implement this through training sessions and other agency wide initiatives.
Become a Provider of Services Funded in Whole or in Part by DDA
A “provider” of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the DDA Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver program must be enrolled as a qualified provider. The Department on Disability Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDS/DDA) qualifies providers for the DDA Home and Community-Based Medicaid waiver program. Interested organizations and licensed clinicians must refer to the waiver service descriptions and rules for detailed requirements and rates for each service by following the links below.
Applications must include documentation which will be verified to determine if the applicant meets all qualifications and standards to become certified. In addition, applicants seeking to provide day/vocational and residential supports must also successfully complete the Provider Readiness Review process. When an applicant is approved by DDA, the application is then forwarded to the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) for final approval and processing. All applicants are prohibited from providing any service under the DDA HCBS Medicaid Waiver program until the DHCF Medicaid enrollment and welcome letter has been received from DDS/DDA. NOTE: Opening a new service setting for the purpose of providing residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is expressly prohibited without prior approval from DDS/DDA.
Review Types of Supports and Services Provided for a list of supports and services are provided by DDA.
To open an ICF/IDD home funded through the Medicaid State Plan, interested providers must contact DHCF and Department of Health, Health Regulatory and Licensing Administration (DOH/HRLA) license and certification.
The following description and applications are available for review and completion: