DHS discusses PASSE program problems with AR legislature committee

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Senate and House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs met with DHS today to figure out what the next step is for the provider-led Arkansas shared savings entity program. 

The program is also known as PASSE. 

It’s been a topic of discussion in the past few months and today officials spoke about the billing issues, provided an update on the increased number of reports and answered questions from lawmakers. 

“Over 50 percent approximately 58 percent of new applications have to go back at least one time. Which is the reason we are wanting to move to online enrollment with the target date of January 1, of 2020,” says Janet Mann, Division of Medical Services Director.

DHS workers say there is still a lot of work to do with lawmakers. 

They’re planning to provide enrollment education sessions where they will reach out to providers to help with the application process. 

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