HCBS - Contract Proposals ← Knowledge Base What is the fee to contract to provide HCBS? Do you have a template or sample I could use to prepare my proposal? Can I start my business in my home? I currently have a contract to provide either IHS or CDS. Do I have to submit a proposal in order to be considered for a contract to provide the other service (either IHS or CDS)? What is the difference between an assurance and a policy? Can I submit information for review prior to my “official” submission of the information so that I know the information is correct and my proposal will not be denied? Can I subcontract my employees? For the IHS program, does the insurance coverage have to be in effect when I submit my proposal? Do I have to attend Provider Certification Training before submitting my IHS proposal? I am not going to provide nursing services under the in-home services program. Do I have to employ a registered nurse (RN)? Does the RN of the in-home services agency have to be a full time employee? What is a Designated Manager? I completed Provider Certification Training years ago and received a certificate. Can I still be a designated manager? Can the director, designated manager and RN be the same person for the in-home services agency? Once I am approved, how are Department staff and clients notified that I am a new Provider? How is MHD notified I have a contract with the Department of Health and Senior Services? Once I submit my proposal, how long before I can begin serving clients? When I receive my fully executed contract from the Department, can I begin serving clients? Once I do have all of the Provider numbers, how long does it take to get clients? What is home health and how do I start a home health agency? How can I provide personal care services for children?