A Participating Provider Agreement (PPA) is a legal and binding agreement used by the Bureau of Family Health to pay for health services based on a fee schedule. 
 
By signing a PPA, the provider agrees to deliver services as set forth in their PPA.  Services are reimbursed based on a condition-specific fee schedule which delineates the approved procedure and the maximum allowable fee.  

The Bureau has three condition-specific PPA agreements:

  1. Chronic Renal Disease - Medical Services 
  2. Chronic Renal Disease - Transportation
  3. Head Injury Program
To be reimbursed for services provided, the provider must have a current PPA and the patient must be enrolled with the Bureau at the time of service.

This website contains all of the necessary information for a provider to enter into an agreement with the Department of Health for any of the above three listed programs.    

Existing Providers

Go to Completing PPA Forms.

New Providers

All service providers wishing to do business with the Commonwealth, must be registered with the Central Vendor Management Unit (CVMU) and the Department of State (DOS). If you are not already registered, you must do this before you can enter into an agreement with the Bureau. 

Step 1.  Central Vendor Management Unit (CVMU): Register as a Non-Procurement Vendor and complete the W-9 form, which is located at the bottom of the registration form before you click SUBMIT.
 
Step 2.  Department of State (DOS)Assure that the entity organization name you registered with under DOS matches how you registered in CVMU. If your entity name has changed, this information should be updated with DOS before you proceed.
 
Step 3.  After you register with CVMU and DOS, return to this page.  Once registered, new Providers should review the Contact Us list and select the appropriate Provider Type and contact the Program Staff.  Program Staff will provide you with your new PPA number and your effective and termination dates.  You will need this information to complete the PPA signature page.
 
These dates indicate the period that the Department will reimburse for services rendered.