Applicant Forum For Potential Providers. State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Objectives. For Potential Providers To explain the DIDD Provider Application process
State of Tennessee
Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD)
Vision, Mission, Values
State of TennesseeDEPARTMENT OF INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DIDD)
services & supports
Provides additional services beyond
waiver and is
only for Arlington Remedial Order
to $30,000 for
services & supports.
Adult Dental Services (Statewide and Self-Determination Waiver only)
Behavior Analyst & Behavior Specialist
Community Based Day
Facility Based Day
Dental Services (Arlington Waiver only)
Environmental Accessibility Modifications
Family Model Residential Support
Individual Transportation Services
Intensive Behavioral Residential Services
Medical Residential Services
Waiver Services (continued)
Orientation and Mobility Services for Impaired Vision
Personal Emergency Response Systems
Semi-Independent Living Services (Self-Determination waiver only)
Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies and Assistive Technology
Speech, Language, and Hearing Services
Transition Case Management
Vision Services (Arlington Waiver only)
DIDD has four (4) different types of application forms for different types of services:
3. The Provider Enrollment Coordinator submits the qualifying application to the Region(s) for a Recommendation
4. The applicable Region(s)
submits its Recommendation to the Provider Development
Committee for Recommendation
completes and submits Application to DIDD
5. The Provider Development
Committee submits its recommendation
to the DIDD Commissioner for a decision.
1. Applicant obtains the
the DIDD website
General Requirements for all DIDD New Provider Applications must have appropriate back ground checks:
General Requirements for all DIDD New Provider Applications:
Recruitment Cycles: these cycles shall occur during Open Enrollment and during Targeted Enrollment as determined by DIDD.
Targeted Enrollment Application Time Line:
Targeted enrollment is open for:
*requires special approval for individuals/agencies with advance skills/experience with assessment & intervention of Assistive Technology Devices
The applications being accepted during Open Enrollment are:
NEW PROVIDER APPLICATION FOR LONG TERM SERVICES (Part 1 and Part 2)
The Open Enrollment period for potential providers occurs two times per year:
* The Supported Employment service and Intensive Behavior Residential service is located on the Long Term Service applications. These two services will be accepted throughout the year of 2014 (see Targeted Enrollment).
Applicant receives a written decision:
Refer to the 80.1.1 New Provider Application Policy for details about the application process
DIDD Provider Agreement supported in either of the DIDD Providers may have a provider agreement in more than one of the three (3) regions : West, Middle and East (see map by counties)
For further details about DIDD licensure requirements and fees, contact the office in your DIDD region.
Department of Health License
Regional Office Resources
You may decide instead to subcontract with an approved Provider instead of completing the DIDD application process for New Providers.
To subcontract, contact an approved provider and if the two of you agree, the provider will contact DIDD to obtain approval to subcontract with you to provide the Waiver Service under their approved Provider Agreement.
www.tn.gov/didd and click on the link labeled Provider Info. The Provider Info page gives access to lots of valuable information:
The floor is now open to answer questions you may have.
Thank you for attending the Applicant Forum. For applications and more information regarding the New Provider Application Process, please go to