The purpose of this bulletin is to provide guidance on documentation needed to substantiate a claim as well as provide guidance on the service documentation processes. This information is applicable to providers and Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO) that render services through the Consolidated, Community Living, P/FDS, and Adult Autism Waivers as well as Targeted Support Management (TSM) and base-funded services.
Documentation to provide a record of services delivered to an individual must be prepared and kept by the provider, SCO, or common-law employer for the purposes of substantiating a claim and documenting service delivery. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has developed Technical Guidance for Claim and Service Documentation for providers of services in the Adult Autism Waiver and providers of services for all other waivers and base-funded services, which provide specific information for providers and SCOs on the documentation that must be kept for each service in order to support a claim and to document service delivery. These apply to services rendered by providers and SCOs that have enrolled directly with ODP, organized health care delivery systems, and services delivered through both self-directed services models, Agency with Choice, and Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent.
Providers are encouraged to review and consider using the Medical Assistance Provider Self Review Protocol to proactively identify and address any claim documentation-related problems. The protocol can be found here.