Summit DD Board has fully executed a provider selection process that is not only user friendly but is compliant with the Department of Developmental Disabilities Free Choice of Provider rule.
When someone eligible for services from Summit DD is in need of services, or needs additional services or would like to make a change in service provision that person begins with their Individual Services Plan (ISP) Team. The Service and Support Administrator (SSA) who is responsible for that ISP Team completes a Services Referral Form.
The Services Referral Forms are posted electronically on a web application that is accessed by certified providers of services. Providers can review the service referrals and determine if they are both able and willing to serve this particular person.
Services Referral Forms are posted in one of three different areas:
• Homemaker/Personal Care – Residential Services Requests
• Day Services Referrals
• Non Medical Transportation Referrals
Services Referral forms include specific information about the services requested including but not limited to the location of services, the length of services and type of services. Detailed descriptions are provided. This not only helps the provider make a better determination of their willingness to serve but also allows the person making the request to include things that are important to them personally.
The SSA will then compile a list of all of the providers that responded with a willingness to serve. The person requesting services along with their circle of support will work with the SSA to get more information about the providers that are willing.
This may include face to face interviews with the providers. Summit DD developed a Provider Selection Question Guide
to assist with the process. It may also include looking at a profile of the provider available through the Summit DD Web-based Provider Search Tool.
This Search Tool
(now at a new location) is available to the public and can be accessed through this website.
Providers are encouraged to provide updated information about themselves and/or their organizations to help service consumers in the selection process.
This is also an excellent community resource tool for people and families new to the area or new to the Summit DD system.
For more information about the Provider Selection Process contact your Service and Support Administrator or Service Utilization Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org