In order for a provider to participate in the reassessment and care planning process, the provider must use qualified staff as trainers. To ensure access to consistent training materials, DSDS has scheduled ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions for provider employees who will be training the reassessment and care planning process. All training is conducted at the Truman State Office Building, 301 West High Street, Jefferson City, MO.

An exam is given at the conclusion of the course. The attendee must pass the test with a score of 80% or higher in order to qualify to train. The attendees must be present for the entire class in order to take the test. The only exceptions are those who have previously attended the class, did not score 80% or higher on the test and are present for retesting.

Registration for reassessment training is required and can be completed by visiting the online Registration page. Following registration, an enrollment confirmation will be forwarded to the email address indicated on the registration form. For more information regarding the reassessment process and to view the dates available for training, please view the calendar.

DSDS maintains a listing of Reassessment Trainers that have received certification at any of the Jefferson City Training opportunities. Reassessors that receive their training from certified trainers outside of the trainings in Jefferson City are not tracked by DSDS and cannot train other qualified individuals. HCBS providers are responsible for ensuring any assessors they utilize have received the appropriate training by a certified trainer. Training documentation must be retained in the assessor’s personnel file. Testing, monitoring and tracking will not be managed by DSDS.

For HCBS providers who choose to subcontract with qualified assessors to complete participant reassessments, the following guidelines have been established by DSDS. It is recommended that any HCBS provider who utilizes this option consult with their legal representative before finalizing the contract. Providers who choose to subcontract with another qualified entity, provider agency or individual assessor must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a provider type 27 with Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC). The enrolled provider is responsible for billing Mo HealthNet Division for the reassessment. The requirements to enroll as a provider type 27 are outlined at MMAC;
  • Ensure the subcontracting entity is a qualified assessor and maintain proof of the assessor’s qualifications and training on-site for monitoring purposes;
  • Contact their Conduent Provider Outreach Representatives to obtain a User Name and Password for the contracted assessor. This log-in information is specific to the enrolled provider and should only be used for reassessments related to their agency; and
  • Assign the participant reassessment list to the subcontractor. The list, posted on the HCBS Reassessment SharePoint site, is only accessible by the enrolled provider.

NOTE: DSDS does not determine the reimbursement rate paid to the subcontractor.