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HCBS Waiver Providers

The Office of Long Term Care is responsible for ensuring that all providers of 1915(c) home and community based waiver services for the following waivers meet enrollment requirements as documented in the CMS approved waiver applications.

Click on the image to view the virtual provider orientation.

Agencies may currently apply to enroll as providers of Personal Care services, In-Home Respite services or Adult Day Care services under the Elderly & Disabled (E&D) Waiver or Assisted Living services under the Assisted Living (AL) Waiver.

1915(c) HCBS E&D Waiver Provider Enrollment Process

Information for agencies interested in applying to enroll as providers of Personal Care services, In-Home Respite services or Adult Day Care services under the Elderly & Disabled (E&D) Waiver.

All potential E&D Waiver providers must complete mandatory provider orientation prior to submitting a provider proposal to the Office of Long Term Care for review. The virtual orientation is available every other month.

Please email HCBSProviders@medicaid.ms.gov or call 601-359-6141 with any questions. Provider type specific proposals as well as the associated Quality Assurance Standards are linked below.

Reinstatement of Pre-COVID Credentialling Requirements

As vaccinations become more widely available statewide and provider staff have greater access to their physicians, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and fingerprinting stations, DOM is making plans to reimplement the pre-COVID credentialling requirements for all providers.  Providers have until 5/31/2021 to get credentials updated for each of their staff to meet the pre-COVID standards.  Credentialling checks in Medikey will be turned back on effective 6/1/2021.  At that time, any shifts for care provided by direct care staff without valid credentials will be suspended pending correction.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email us at evv@medicaid.ms.gov.

1915(c) HCBS AL Waiver Provider Enrollment Process

Information for agencies interested in applying to enroll as providers of Assisted Living services under the Assisted Living (AL) Waiver.

1915(c) HCBS Adult Day Care Resources

1915(c) HCBS ADC waiver providers are required by the Quality Assurance Standards to annually assess participant needs using Individualized Service Plans and document Daily Progress Notes. The forms linked below should be used to ensure compliance.

1915(c) HCBS Waiver Background Checks

1915(c) HCBS waiver providers are required by Administrative Code to conduct a national criminal background check with fingerprints on all employees and volunteers prior to employment and every two (2) years thereafter. The training presentation linked below outlines the process for providers to obtain these required checks through the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) .

1915(c) HCBS Waiver Training Requirements

1915(c) HCBS waiver providers are required by Administrative Code to ensure all staff meet training requirements as defined by the Division of Medicaid.  The provider type specific memorandums linked below define the current training requirements for all direct care staff.

MS Person Centered Practices Institute

The Mississippi Person Centered Practices Initiative (MS-PCPI) is a partnership between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work. The primary objective of MS-PCPI is to provide training workshops and consultation to professionals from Home & Community Based Medicaid Waiver programs on person-centered practices. MS-PCPI provides a range of person-centered workshops (free of charge) to providers across Mississippi. Workshops include CE credits for several professional disciplines including social work, nursing, and those holding MS Department of Mental Health (DMH) credentials.

Please contact Courtney Williams, MS-PCPI Program Director/Trainer, at Courtney.williams@usm.edu for more information.

https://www.usm.edu/discovery-integration-transformation/mississippi-person-centered-practices-initiative.php