The Wait is Over!
MSB™ is proud to announce the official release of our Section 65 and Section 28 suggested ITP Templates and APS Mapping Documents. We would like to wholeheartedly thank each of you who attended one of our forums for the valuable
input and reviews you provided as we worked through the drafting process. This was truly a team effort, and you were all MVPs of that team!
Our goal for providing the suggested ITP template is to capture, on a single document, all information from the clinician for an ITP as well as a Prior Authorization (PA) request, which will assist a district administrator in submitting the PA request. With this one tool, districts can now document elements of an ITP as set forth in policy and assist with the APS prior authorization process. By using one digital form, your district can now have confidence that whomever is managing the data entry on APS Care Connection has information that is required before starting – no more delays while trying to find the pieces. Additionally, by faxing this document, as required, to APS along with the IEP, you will provide greater clarity to the reviewers as your ITP includes all required APS fields.
The accompanying suggested APS Mapping Documents show administrators what information from the suggested ITP templates will go into the specific windows of APS Care Connection. This map provides a step-by-step explanation to assist with the completion of a Prior Authorization initial request through to a Continued Stay Review (CSR). The screen shots, when appropriate, have been labeled with numbers that correspond with boxes from our suggested ITP Template. The goal with this document is to speed up the process of finding information needed to complete each screen and make the process more manageable for the APS contact in your district to complete all data entry required within the Care Connection website.
The Cover Page provides a brief synopsis of the suggested ITP template’s purpose, and a list of the boxes required for APS. We even provide a formula you can use to
calculate units needed for a child.
As always, we encourage you reach out to your Program Specialist with questions or concerns, thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to your feedback!