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New provider application

AAANM establishes Purchase of Service (POS) Agreements with Providers in order to serve participants of the MI Choice Waiver and AASA Care Management Programs.  Services are purchased on a pre-set, per-unit basis according to an established Provider agreement and the participant’s Plan of Care.

Some of the most frequently purchased services include: Homemaking, Personal Care, In-Home Respite, Home Delivered Meals, Private Duty Nursing, Personal Emergency Response Systems, and Adult Day Care.

POS Provider Criteria:

All potential Providers must be able to comply with services standards set by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA). AAANM monitors compliance with these standards through Provider Audits.

FY 2021 MI Choice Waiver Standards

AASA Operating Standards for Service Programs  (Table of Contents)

AAANM requires potential Providers to demonstrate relevant local service delivery performance. A general guideline for new potential Providers is six months of prior service delivery experience.

How to Become a POS Provider:

AAANM brings new Providers into our pool each October.  Applications of consideration are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed each July.  Interviews are then scheduled in order to ensure the Provider’s ability to comply with standards.

A POS agreement at times other than October when:

  • There are insufficient providers to meet the need.
  • A program Participant has an established relationship with a Provider who is not currently in our pool.

Interested Providers should complete the Provider Application Form.  Questions can be directed to the AAANM Provider Network Manager at (231) 947-8920 or 1-800-442-1713.

Please note that inclusion in the AAANM Provider pool does not assure referrals or a specific volume of service.

provider resources

Staff Orientation & Training  

According to AASA Operating Standards for Services Programs, “New program staff must receive orientation training that includes at a minimum, introduction to the program, the aging network, maintenance of records and files (as appropriate), the aging process, ethics and emergency procedures. Issues addressed under the aging process may include, though are not limited to, cultural diversity, dementia, cognitive impairment, mental illness, abuse and exploitation.”

The following links and resources are available for Providers to use for staff and volunteer orientation and training:
National Aging Network
Michigan’s Aging Network
Michigan’s Area Agencies on Aging
No Excuse for Elder Abuse Toolkit document

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