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Renew Your Program’s Keystone STARS Designations (Annual)

Renew Your Program’s Keystone STARS Designations (Annual)

Before Completing the Steps Below

In order to apply for Keystone STARS Designation Annual Renewal, you must:

  1. Claim your program’s Organization Profile in the PD Registry. Learn how if you have not already done so.
  2. Provide the most current version of your program’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan. If you complete your CQI Plan outside the PD Registry, you must upload it to the system prior to completing your application. Learn how to access and navigate your organization’s Document Vault.
  3. Review your staff information including their positions and employment dates and update any incorrect entries so your Staff Report is accurate for your Quality Coach. Learn how to verify your staff.

Click Login in the top right corner.


Enter your email address and password, then click Login.


As someone with an Organizational Administrative role, click on the name of your organization from the top right-hand corner drop-down menu.


Within your organization’s profile, select Keystone STARS/Grants tab and click Quality Dashboard underneath.


You may also access the Quality Dashboard from the left-hand menu by selecting Quality Overview shown below.


Click Applications.


Scroll down to the bottom of the Apply for Cases screen, and find the Keystone STARS Annual Renewal, and click Apply.


Click Review to confirm the information is still correct for each section. Once submitted each section should show as ✓ Confirmed.


Click the appropriate selection for your program regarding seeking designation through OCDEL Approved Alternative Pathway, if qualified.


Review Pathways and STARS sections.



 Once the required selections are made, select Save & Confirm at the bottom of the screen.


Review Additional Site Questions sections.


Once the required selections are made, select Save & Confirm at the bottom of the screen.


Review the Activities and Initiatives section.


Check all applicable options regarding the activities and initiatives at the site, when finished click Save & Confirm at the bottom of the screen.


Click the Review button for Program Yearly Changes.



Answer all questions regarding any changes withing the past year. When finished, click Save & Confirm at the bottom of the screen.


Once all application review options have been completed, they will be denoted as confirmed on the screen and the application will be ready for submission. To submit the application, click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the screen.


Once you have reviewed the terms and conditions, select I Agree and enter your name signifying that you accept the terms of the annual renewal and that all information is accurate. Then click Continue.


Be sure you are ready to submit the application and click Yes. Clicking No will allow you to return to make any adjustments to the application.


You will receive a confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted, click OK.


Once Submitted, the renewal application will be listed under the most recent cases as the example shown below. You can select Case Details to review your application selections, however once submitted changes cannot be made by the Provider at this point.


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