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Individual Assessments and Transformation Support Draft

Large Therapy Workgroup Meeting

Easter Seals Arkansas  
3920 Woodland Heights Road  Little Rock, AR 72212
1:30 PM on Friday, November 4, 2016

Tentative Agenda:
    - Update on Data and Savings Calculation
    - Draft prior authorization process and identify all critical components to address concerns
    - Draft assessment process for ages and stages screening for physician referrals to CHMS and DDTCS programs for Day Hab and identify disability diagnosis that would be exempt from this process

Please have anyone who is coming send me an email at so we can get an approximate count of how many will be in attendance.

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Major Components related to Public Notice on Therapy


I wanted to let you all know that we are extending the public comment period on the speech, occupational and physical therapy rule until Nov. 13. As you probably know, we have had a tremendous response to the proposed rule change already. I am personally reviewing the responses along with a team from DHS, and these comments will be considered seriously before we make decisions about whether the proposed rule needs to be changed. I’ve already talked with dozens of families and therapists and read hundreds of comments, and understand people have real concerns about the impact of this rule.

Please let interested therapists and others who are watching this rule know that the comment period has been extended.

Melissa Stone, DDS Director

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