Georgia Department of Human Services (dhs) Division of Aging Services (das) Community Care Services Program (ccsp) Atlanta Regional Commission Network Meeting February 10, 2016



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Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)

Division of Aging Services (DAS)

Community Care Services Program (CCSP)

Atlanta Regional Commission Network Meeting

February 10, 2016

Waiver Contact Information:

Department of Community Health (DCH) -http://dch.georgia.gov/medicaid




  • CCSP - Tom Underwood (tunderwood@dch.ga.gov) at 404-463-8365

  • SOURCE - Lorrie Stewart (lstewart@dch.ga.gov) at 404-463-6570

  • ICWP - Barbara Means-Cheeley (bcheeley@dch.ga.gov) at 404-657-9321

  • GAPP-Sharon Collins (scollins@dch.ga.gov) at 404-657-7882

  • NOW/COMP - Marilyn Ellis (mellis@dch.ga.gov) at 404-651-9174

    • Host Homes 404-657-2312


HCBS final rule- http://dch.georgia.gov

5 yr process- transition plan submitted to CMS 12/16/2014. Community Based, fully integrated into the community (ALS ADH). Providers self-assessment is in process which will be followed by a Care Coordination “validation” assessment and finally a consumer assessment of the provider. All three entities use the same tool.



All HCBS providers of residential services (Alternative Living Services & Community Residential Alternative), day services (Adult Day Health & Community Access Group), supported employment, and vocational rehabilitation will be required to complete the provider self-assessment.

All of the information is available at https://dch.georgia.gov/waivers.


You complete the survey at https://waiverprod.dbhdd.ga.gov/surveys/HCBSSurveyForm.aspx.

If problems with the above, try this site….. https://waiverprod.dbhdd.ga.gov/surveys/ . 


Network Meeting attendance records can be accessed through AIMS. This system tracks and trends provider attendance for policy compliance of providers for attendance of two (2) network meetings per FISCAL (July 1 – June 30) year in the Planning and Service Areas (PSA) in which services are being rendered. Due to the changing content of information provided at the meetings, providers must attend the meetings in different quarters (July-September, October-December, January-March, and April-June)/Gen Services Manual Pg. VI-14. Corrective action can be applied for those providers who are not in compliance. Providers who serve more than one PSA region must meet their network meeting attendance requirement by attending meetings in different regions in different calendar quarters. The minimum network meeting attendance requirement can consist of participation via Webinar, when available, for one meeting, and attendance in person at another meeting. This meeting ( Atlanta Regional Commission) is the THIRD meeting for SFY 2016.

ARC Network Meeting Notes

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February 10, 2016



Find It in the Manual

CCSP – Medicaid Provider Manuals – www.mmis.georgia.gov

Click on “Provider Information” and choose “Provider Manuals” from the drop down option. The provider manuals will be listed in alphabetical order on the left side of the screen. Click on the manual you need. (All the CCSP policy manuals are found on the page 1 of the list.) The Part I Medicaid Policy & Procedure Manual is found on page 3.


*Medicaid Manuals are revised/updated quarterly: January / April / July / October

Single change in the CCSP Provider manuals for January 2016 is found in General Services.

New provider enrollment fee of $200 has been removed due to the $542.00 application fee assessed by Department of Community Health Provider Enrollment (Part I-Medicaid and Peachcare for Kids)
CCSP Care Coordination Manual – http://odis.dhs.ga.gov/Main/Default.aspx

Click on Manuals/Index/Div of Aging



Medicaid Eligibility/DFCS – http://odis.dhs.ga.gov/Main/Default.aspx

Click on Manuals/Index/Div of Family Children Services



Private Home Care Regulations/Personal Care Home Regulations/Proxy Caregiver Rules–

http://dch.georgia.gov/hfr-laws-regulations -proxy

http://dch.georgia.gov/healthcare-facility-regulation- (inspection results and complaints)

ARC Network Meeting Notes

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February 10, 2016



CCSP STAFF CHANGES/UPDATES



Area Agency on Aging

Care Coordination Specialist

Provider Specialist

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Taesha Ward

Taesha.Ward@dhs.ga.gov

404 657 5300


Nancy Dubas

Nancy.Dubas@dhs.ga.gov

404 657 5303


Coastal Regional Commission

Jill Crump

Jill.Crump@dhs.ga.gov

404 657 5305


Sherryl Sledge Sherryl.Sledge@dhs.ga.gov

404 657 5320

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Regional Commission

Jill Crump


Sherryl Sledge


Legacy Link

Carolyn Porter, RN Carolyn.Porter@dhs.ga.gov

404 657 5299



Nancy Dubas

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission

Jill Crump


Sherryl Sledge


Middle Georgia Regional Commission

Carolyn Porter, RN


Charlene Bailey

Charlene.Bailey@dhs.ga.gov

404 463 9001


Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

Carolyn Porter, RN


Sherryl Sledge


Northwest Georgia Regional Commission

Taesha Ward


Sherryl Sledge


River Valley Regional Commission

Carolyn Porter, RN


Charlene Bailey


Three Rivers/Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging

Carolyn Porter, RN


Charlene Bailey


Southern Georgia Regional Commission

Jill Crump


Nancy Dubas

Southwest Georgia Council on Aging (SOWEGA)

Jill Crump


Charlene Bailey

Jean O’Callaghan – Jean.Ocallaghan@dhs.ga.gov – DAS Deputy Director (404-657-5256)

Vacant- CCSP Section Manager (404-657-5304)

Vacant – Operations Analyst/AIMS Specialist (404-657-5301)

Ashley Mitchell – Ashley.Mitchell@dhs.ga.gov – CCSP Executive Secretary (404-657-5319)

Joanna Hill- Joanna.Hill@dhs.ga.gov- Quality Assurance (404-657-5309)


DHS-Division of Aging Services, CCSP electronic mailbox: CCSP.Messages@dhs.ga.gov


ARC Network Notes

February 10, 2016

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CCSP Provider Specialist ALS Family Management Agency assignments:


ALS F Management Agency Assignments

Sherryl Sledge

Nancy Dubas

Charlene Bailey

Altrus – Coastal

Friendly Neighbors – Three Rivers

Truecare – SOWEGA

Statewide Health Care – Coastal

Care Plus – ARC

Regency Health – River Valley

Haven of Hope – CSRA

Cherokee Angel – ARC

Caring Together – CSRA

Another Alternative – ARC

Faith Health Services – ARC

Alternative Family – Middle

Love and Hope – CSRA

Alegna - ARC

Georgia Health Service – NE

Jesus is Lord - CSRA




PRN Nursing – Middle

Samaritan Care – CSRA




Vision PCH – Middle

Auspice Alternative – CSRA




Heavenly Sunshine - NE

Concerned Care – CSRA







Averett Healthcare – River Valley









CCSP DAS Program Integrity Updates:


SFY 2016 Schedule for DAS Program Integrity CCSP Satisfaction by Service & Compliance Monitoring
Q1/2: ALS G and F (July 2015-Dect 2015) COMPLETE
Q2: ALS G and F (July 2015-Dect 2015) COMPLETE
Q3: PSS (Jan 2016-Mar 2016) IN PROCESS
Q4: ADH (April 2016-June 2016)




ARC Network Notes

February 10, 2016

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ALS G SFY 2016 Overall Member Satisfaction

ALS F SFY 2016 Overall Member Satisfaction


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