No. Individual personal care workers do not need to submit a plan. Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services agencies are expected to submit their Quality Improvement Tool by December 31, 2015.
Yes. The HCBS Quality Improvement Website is a toolbox of resources, strategies, and sample projects for all phases of the quality improvement process.
Yes. Providers may submit information about current quality improvement projects they are working on to meet this requirement.
Yes. Counties need to submit a quality improvement project if they provide services such as case management under the waivers or home care services.
No. The cost of the quality improvement project does not need to equal the amount of money made available from the 1 percent rate increase.
Providers access their previously submitted tool through the web-based 2015 Quality Improvement Tool. After selecting the "Return to an existing form" option, enter the NPI/UMPI number and email address used previous submission.
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Yes. Providers who have previously submitted a plan through The 2014 Quality Improvement Tool must submit either an update of continued work for their ongoing project or submit a new quality improvement plan. Providers submitting an update will be asked about their project status, changes to the project, and successes or learnings gained.
No. DHS is not planning to ask providers to report on the cost of their projects.
No. Quality improvement projects must impact MA recipients; they may also affect the broader group of service recipients.
Use the invalid email address to access the previously submitted tool. Then update the email address accordingly prior to submitting the updated plan.
DHS will accept any project plan that aims to:
Each provider can determine the best way to accomplish one of these goals and design a plan that that addresses their organization's unique needs.
This information was noted in the confirmation email received after submission of the Quality Improvement Tool. It is also identified in the pdf attachment of your completed tool.
Yes. When you access your existing tool, any information previously submitted will be entered in the question responses. Additions, edits, or deletions can be made to any responses.