Thank you for your interest in contracting with us to provide services to Medicaid Waiver clients in Out-Wayne County. We have developed a strong provider base for services and are interested in contracting with those businesses that are able to show they meet the Standards set by the State of Michigan for In-home services.
Please be sure that your business has been licensed and in operation for at least three years and that if you are a home care agency you are willing and able to service the entire Out-Wayne service area before continuing.
Below are links to materials to help you get familiar with the Medicaid Waiver program and the requirements for providers. You will also find a list of approved services that The Information Center can authorize for client care, the Standards that all providers must meet for each approved service, and a copy of the actual contract.
In order to apply as a contractor, you will need to supply us with all of the documents listed on the Required Documentation Checklist, a copy of the Verification of Standards signed by the owner, copies of current insurance coverage naming The Information Center, Inc. as an additional insured, and two copies of the completed contract. If noted by the appropriate column in the agreement, you will need to write in the service and the rate, based on 15-minute units. In other words, divide your hourly rate by four to determine this rate. You should know that cost containment is a primary concern, so a competitive rate for services is essential. Participant choice, accessability, reliable service delivery and service quality are other major factors that determine provider utilization.
Also included in this packet is The Information Center’s Emergency Priority Classification System. We are requiring that all Providers who have direct contact with our program participants adopt this classification system. We ask that you allocate resources in emergency situations to our participants based on this system.
Vendor View is a web based software built and supported by the Center for Information Management. It is used to communicate service authorizations, messages, and other vital communications between Mi Choice providers and The Information Center. In the Vendor View packet file below you will find an overview of the benefits that Vendor View will provide along with an enrollment form, a checklist, and an agreement between yourself and The Information Center. Please note that The Information Center requires all of its contracted service providers to enroll as an internet-based vendor view user. This will require an internet connection, and an operating system of Windows 2000 or higher. You can download the Vendor View packet here: Vendor View Packet (this is a zipped folder with multiple documents).
Based on the nature of your business, and the service(s) you intend to provide, please click on the appropriate link below and review all of the materials closely. Each link contains multiple documents in a zipped folder. You only need to complete one provider agreement for your service array, however there must be two signed and completed copies of it submitted. Also, you will need to download and review a current copy of the MDCH Operating Standards for MI Choice Providers. The document can be found by clicking here. You should know that submitting all of the materials does not guarantee acceptance into the provider network. That determination will be made after all materials have been thoroughly reviewed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. We look forward to working with you as we serve the residents of our community.