How to Become a New DDP Provider
To become a new DDP Provider, you must determine which services you are able to provide under a particular funding source.
Note: If the provider desires to contract directly with DDP and the service standard (which can be found in the links below) requires an individual to have a professional license/certification to provide the service, a DDP contract for licensed professionals is sufficient to become a qualified provider. If the service standard is agency-based and must be delivered by an Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS), a full application to become a new DDP provider must be completed. A licenced/certified individual may also subcontract with an OHCDS-designated DDP qualified provider to provide the service.
The main funding sources through which a DDP Provider can be reimbursed for providing services are:
- the Children’s Autism Waiver (also designated as the “0667” Waiver)
- overview 10/02/2009
- definitions of services under Children’s Autism Waiver (CAW)
- rate table
- the 0208 Comprehensive Waiver, which provides the services listed below that are primarily directed toward adults with developmental disabilities but which, in some instances, are extended to children or children and families
- the Community Supports Waiver (also designated as the “0371” Waiver)
- overview Link doc: 0371 Waiver Overview 100209
- definitions of services under Community Supports Waiver
- rate table
Limited funding through one time only grants is sometimes also available for some services, though it can be very limited in amount and very short term.
Once you have identified services under one or more of the Waivers that you believe you are able to offer, you should review the Department rules describing what must be provided under each of those services, to determine whether you believe you can meet the requirements for that service.
Once you determine which services you can offer while meeting Department rules, you must:
- For services that require an OHCDS agency-based provider: Fill out an application to become a new DDP provider
- Complete required criminal background checks as directed in the DDP Background Check Policy.
- Make arrangements to meet liability insurance and bonding requirements.
For services that can be delivered by an individual who is a licensed/certified professional: Complete the contracting process through your local Developemental Disabilities Program Regional Office.