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Have You Transitioned to NETStudy 2.0 Yet?

Monday, February 6, 2017  
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Access to the Department of Human Services (DHS) original NETStudy portal will be transitioned to “view only” effective February 28, 2017. This means that all background study requests for affected providers must be submitted through NETStudy 2.0 beginning March 1, 2017 (unless noted below). The Department of Human Services has provided MHCA with the following update.

NOTE: This notice does not apply to entities that submit background studies required for adoptions, guardians, guardians ad litem, Tribal governments and authorities under contract with DHS, and for providers that received an exception in 2016 to delay their transition.

The transition to NETStudy 2.0 began in December 2015. Providers who are required to transition to NETStudy 2.0 have been contacted to set up accounts in the new system, except for a small group for whom DHS has incomplete or inaccurate email addresses, including tier one home and community-based service providers. Email addresses are needed for DHS to send the onboarding tool. A list of entities that have not completed onboarding is posted on the background study web page for you to check. The list specifies the action needed by the entity to complete the onboarding process. The list and instructions can be found on the background studies web page under the Entities that need to onboard – Act Now section.

If you are not currently using NETStudy 2.0 but have access to submit background study requests, please begin entering all background study requests in NETStudy 2.0 immediately. If you receive email notices of background study technical assistance calls, you have a NETStudy 2.0 account.

Daily technical assistance Web Ex calls will continue through February 2017. More information and training materials are available on the background study web page under the Implementation and training section, including an onboarding manual, a comprehensive NETStudy 2.0 user manual, a quick start guide, and a series of YouTube videos that demonstrate key parts of the NETStudy 2.0 system.


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