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*All APD Provider Enrollment documents may be found in the document portion of the website HERE

EFFECTIVE IMMEDITELY: Pursuant to the iBudget Waiver program, authorized under 1915 (c) of the Social Security Act, and because of critical needs for some specific provider types, APD will no longer operate two open enrollment periods each year for provider applicants of services furnished under the iBudget waiver.  Effective immediately, Regional offices will accept provider applications at all times.

Although APD will accept provider applications at all times, please keep in mind that certain critical needs exist for specific provider types in each APD Region. Each Region will identify critical service needs on the APD Provider Enrollment website.  Please check Regional websites for more information at:

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, most APD employees are teleworking. To avoid delay in processing provider applications, please email applications to the Provider Enrollment mailbox for the Region where you are applying to render services as follows:

Before submitting an application, all new Waiver Provider Enrollees must complete a “Request for the Background Screening Clearinghouse”and submit this request to the “Intent” email mailbox for the Region where you will be applying to render services as follows:

Steps for Applying as an APD iBudget Waiver Provider

  1. Applicants who do not currently have an “APD General” line item eligibility determination in the AHCA Background Screening Clearinghouse will submit an APD Request for the Background Screening Clearinghouse to their APD regional “intent” email inboxes.  Click here for the Request for the Background Screening Clearinghouse and e-mail instructions. 
  2. The applicant will register in the Background Screening Clearinghouse portal at this link after 5-10 business days have passed following submission of the Request for the Background Screening Clearinghouse.
  3. After properly registering in the Clearinghouse, applicants will then follow the instructions to arrange for fingerprinting from an eligible Clearinghouse-authorized Livescan Vendor. Please click here for more information on Background Screening
  4. After the applicant has all of the proper Background screenings completed, they may complete the APD iBudget provider enrollment application that pertains to them. The application(s) may be found on the document page of the website.  Note: there are checklists for required documents that aid in the application process on the document page
  5. The applicant shall submit the completed application, along with background screening results to your regional provider enrollment specialist. Note: APD cannot process an application that is incomplete or does not have the appropriate Background Screening results printout included in the packet.
  6. If APD determines that the applicant is eligible to render waiver services, APD will issue the provider applicants a draft version of the iBudget Provider Service Listing Letter.  
  7. Upon receipt of the draft iBudget Provider Service Listing Letter, the provider must complete the Medicaid Provider Application in the Provider Enrollment Wizard. Please visit the AHCA Website to access the enrollment portal.  At that time, applicants will need to upload the draft version of the iBudget Provider Service Listing Letter as documentation to Medicaid that APD has determined the applicant eligible to be a waiver provider. 
  8. After reviewing your Medicaid application, required documents, and Medicaid background screening results, Medicaid will issue a determination. If approved, Medicaid will then issue the applicant a Medicaid Welcome Letter, which will include a Medicaid Provider ID number.
  9. Applicants will provide a copy of their Medicaid Welcome Letter to their Regional Provider Enrollment Specialist.
  10. To finalize the waiver enrollment process, applicants will need to sign a Medicaid Waiver Services Agreement (MWSA) with APD.
  11. Providers may render services through the APD iBudget Waiver once they receive their Service Authorizations from Waiver Support Coordinators.

Links with relevant information for provider enrollment: