(1) Providers entering into a Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services contract must:
(a) follow requirements listed in the contract;
(b) submit a narrative and service array menu;
(c) provide information and documentation regarding:
(i) sanctions, suspensions, exclusions, or civil monetary penalties imposed against a provider, person, or entity with an ownership or control interest in a provider, or agent or managing employee of a provider by a Medicare program, a state Medicaid program, or other federal program(s); and
(ii) criminal charges brought against, and criminal convictions of, a provider, person, or entity with ownership or control interest in a provider, or agent or managing employee of a provider related to a person's or entity's involvement in a Medicare, Medicaid, or Title XX Services program.
(d) submit valid and current copies of certificates for employees licensed or trained in specific models and practices outlined in the Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services Matrix Payment Fee Schedule and Catalog;
(e) provide written assurance the provider understands and agrees they are solely responsible in maintaining sustainability of their program, and will comply with fidelity of well supported, supported, promising, and general practices (i.e., evidence-based, trauma focused, or evidence-informed models) listed in their service array menu in relation to the Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services Matrix Payment Fee Schedule and Catalog;
(f) implement and enforce, as internal company policy, mandatory reporting requirements of 41-3-201, MCA, requiring employees with knowledge of or reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect, to report the matter promptly to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division, Centralized Intake (CI) Bureau, at 1-866-820-5437 (toll-free); and
(g) provide employees, within the first week of hiring, written notification of mandatory reporting law and provider's policy and practice enforcing the law. The provider shall maintain written documentation bearing the employee's dated signature, acknowledging receipt of such written notification.
(2) An enrolled provider shall not retroactively change category of service for which a provider is enrolled and must submit a narrative and service array menu outlining new categories to the department's liaison.
(a) An approved change in service category will be effective on or after the effective date of required licenses and certifications.
(b) Change will apply to services provided on or after the effective date of change.
(3) The provider must provide the department's liaison 30 days' advance written notice of change in the provider's name, address, tax identification number, group practice arrangement, business organization, or ownership.
(4) The provider, whose services are covered by Title XVIII program (Medicare), shall meet certification standards of Medicare except as provided otherwise in these rules.
(5) The provider shall render services to children and families served in the same scope, quality, duration, and method of delivery as to the general public, unless specifically limited by these regulations.
(6) Department employees may make referrals for children or families coming to the attention of the department for prevention or support services.
(7) The department is not obligated to assign referrals to a provider, and the provider is not obligated to accept referrals offered by the department for assignment.
(8) The provider shall not discriminate provision of service to children and families served or in employment of persons on grounds of race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, political ideas, marital status, age, or disability.
(9) The Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services Scope of Work, Procedures, and Child Welfare Prevention and Support Services Matrix Payment Fee Schedule and Catalog are uploaded to the department's Child and Family Services Division website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/titleivbavmatrix.
(a) Notice of changes made to documents will be provided via email to providers by the department's liaison.
(10) Approved enrollment is effective upon execution of contract.