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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 2, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 001-18 : ODP Opens Application for Spring 2018 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Spring 2018 QM Certification Classes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 131-17 : NOW AVAILABLE: Community Living Waiver Approved by CMS Effective January 1, 2018
Purpose To announce that the new Community Living Waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is available on the Department of Human Services website
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 22, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 130-17 : Transition Time Extended for Compliance with Provider Qualifications for Enhanced Respite, In-Home and Community Support and Community Participation Supports
Purpose To announce an extension to March 31, 2018 of the transition period for providers and Support Service Professionals (SSPs) of enhanced Respite, In-Home and Community Support and Community Participation Support to meet the new enhanced service qualifications outlined in the approved waivers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 21, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 129-17 : Upcoming Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) Credential Examinations
Purpose To assist providers in meeting the qualification requirements for the aforementioned waiver services and positions, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is sharing a list of Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) examinations that are currently scheduled in Pennsylvania and contiguous states, as well as a brief description of the CESP examination.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 21, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 128-17 : Provider Eligibility Program (PEP) Code for Community Living Waiver Added to Existing Provider Enrollments
Purpose In anticipation of approval for the Community Living Waiver by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 1, 2018, the Office of Developmental Programs added the provider eligibility program (PEP)1 code for the Community Living Waiver to all active enrolled providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 127-17 : Instructions for Updating ISPs Due to Changes in Select Agency With Choice Fee Schedule Rates
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide SCs with information on how to calculate the total amount of AWC FMS services and revise ISPs due to rate changes for select In-Home and Community Support and Respite services using the final fee schedule rates found in Attachment 1.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 21, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-40 Info Memo: AAW Supports & Services Directory (November 2017)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 21, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-39 Info Memo: New Tip Sheet Regarding Service Authorization Notices
Purpose To introduce a tip sheet for providers regarding service authorization notices in HCSIS and to remind providers to review service authorization notices prior to delivering services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 30, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Everyday Lives Conference Updated Save the Date: Registration Fees and More! Jan 9-11, 2018
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs to widely share the attached updated “Save the Date” announcement about the 2018 Everyday Lives Conference! This flyer includes information about the conference registration fees.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 5, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 126-17 : CMS Approves the Targeted Support Management State Plan Amendment Effective August 20, 2017
Purpose This communication announces that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an amendment to the Targeted Support Management service in the Medical Assistance State Plan and provides an overview of notable changes.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 125-17 : Guidance for Individual Cap Exceptions for Person/Family Directed Support Waiver
Purpose To inform all parties of steps that need to be taken to implement individual cap exceptions for individuals who had 6-month authorizations because rate changes resulted in the individual exceeding the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver cap with no change in services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 21, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 124-17 : College of Direct Support Webinar - Frontline Supervision and Management Skills Webinar, December 12, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Purpose This is to announce a Webinar to discuss using CDS to enhance frontline supervision and management skills.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Save the Date! Everyday Lives Conference, Jan. 9-11, 2018
Purpose Tuesday-Thursday January 9-11, 2018 The Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 Information about registration will be coming soon. If you are interested in being notified when registration opens, please visit the home page survey and leave us your name and email address. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-38 Info Memo: AAW Provider Information Table Reissued (Fiscal Year 2017-2018)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Provider Information Table is now published
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAW17-37 Admin Notice: New Restrictive Intervention Plan Indicator
Purpose To communicate a new restrictive procedure plan indicator in the Behavioral Support Plan (BSP)
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: October 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-36 Info Memo: Adult Autism Waiver Amendment Approval
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) has received approval for the Adult Autism Waiver amendment.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 17, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 123-17 : Sexuality Survey Your Participation is Needed
Purpose As a leader in the field of disabilities and your leadership role within your organization, ODP invites you to participate in a short on-line survey. The survey is being conducted on behalf of ODP and its committee by Bev Frantz, PhD, Institute on Disabilities
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 122-17 : Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES) December 6 – 7, 2017 Registration Now Open
Purpose To announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES).
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 121-17 : Now Available: Employment Services Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification on the employment services (Advanced Supported Employment, Supported Employment, Small Group Employment, and the employment-specific services in Community Participation Support) in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 120-17 : New Supports Coordinator (SC) Orientation
Purpose To notify SCOs of the new SC Orientation on MyODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 119-17 Required Deaf Services Trainings on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to remind the audience of the training requirements established by the Harry M Settlement agreement, and to provide updated information about how to access the required trainings. This Announcement will obsolete Announcements 021-14, 033-14 and 048-14 that previously linked to the Deaf Services Trainings.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 26, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 118-17 Notice of Intent to Re-Issue Bulletin #00-17-02 Claim and Service Documentation with a Correction on the Timing for Completion of Progress Notes
Purpose To provide notice of ODP’s intent to re-issue Bulletin # 00-17-02 entitled “Claim and Service Documentation Requirements for Providers of Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waiver Services and Targeted Services Management” and provide a correction related to the timing for completion of progress notes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 2, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 068-17 : Go-Live of the New Quality Assessment & Improvement Process:  All Self-Assessments Begin July 1, 2017
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the start of Cycle 1 of the Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 21, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 057-17 New Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Renewal Documents Available: Draft Fee Schedule Revisions and Participant-Directed Supports Wage Range Information
Purpose To announce the availability of the following documents regarding the renewals of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers on the Department of Human Services website: A revised draft version of the fee schedule rates and draft wage ranges and benefits allowances for the Agency with Choice and the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent models of the Participant-directed Services program.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 19, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Name / Link: 056-17: Guidance, Information and Resource Materials for Administrative Entities to Support the Inclusion of Individuals with the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Targeted Services Management (TSM), Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide information and resource materials to the AEs with the resources and guidance for AEs to support the inclusion of individuals with the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Targeted Services Management (TSM), Consolidated and P/FDS waivers. Effective with the approval of the TSM state plan amendment and the CMS approval of the Consolidated and P/FDS waiver, ODP is directing AEs to begin to complete program eligibility determination for individuals who are diagnosed with ASD (non-ID).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 9, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Experience the Employment Connection 2017
Purpose To announce that the Experience the Employment Connection Training activity for 2017 invitation has been released and encourage you to share the new information it contains with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
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Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs Communication is intended to instruct providers how to proceed when a claim denial is received for Error Status Codes (ESC) 545 and 512. The short descriptions for these ESC’s are “Claim Past Filing Limit” and “Claim Past 365 Day Filing Limit.”
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 15, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 012-17: National Core Indicators to Conduct Staff Stability Survey
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to notify providers that Pennsylvania is participating in a National Core Indicators (NCI) Staff Stability Survey, and to encourage providers to participate in the survey process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 25, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 117-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Module 7 Building Relationships That Sustain a Community Life
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the seventh module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 17, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 116-17 : Now Available: Community Living Waiver Effective January 1, 2018 Submitted to CMS
Purpose To announce that the Community Living Waiver has been submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Waiver submitted to CMS is available on the Department of Human Services website. The Community Living Waiver is expected to be effective on January 1, 2018.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 115-17 : Consolidated Waiver Fee Schedule Residential Rate Exception Process
Purpose To announce the criteria, process and procedures for residential fee schedule rate exceptions in the Consolidated Waiver
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 114-17 : Provider Qualification Process for New Providers
Purpose The purpose of this Announcement is to communicate the process that AEs are using to validate that a new provider applicant has successfully completed Provider Qualifications requirements. This new process was effective September 11, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 13, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 113-17 : Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Fiscal Monitoring
Purpose To provide notification of the process and timelines for the fiscal monitoring component of the QA&I process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: October 10, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAS Training Survey: Your input is needed!
Purpose Do you work with adults with autism? Help us learn about your training experience and needs! By completing this survey, you can help us improve the BAS Trainings.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 12, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 112-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Module 6: Introduction to Community Mapping
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the sixth module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 11, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 111-17 : Guidance for Supports Coordinators and Administrative Entities for the Transition of Bahavioral Supports for People Who Receive Residential Services in the Consolidated Waiver
Purpose To provide additional guidance related to the transition of Behavioral Supports as a discrete service to an integrated component of residential services in the Consolidated Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 6, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 110-17 : Wage and Employee Related Expense (ERE) Survey for Waiver Service Provider Staff
Purpose This communication is to inform you of the availability and due date for the ODP Wage and ERE Survey.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 2, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 109-17 : October 10 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November Elections
Purpose To inform eligible Pennsylvania citizens of the deadline to register to vote in the November 7, 2017 Elections.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 108-17 : Professional Development Opportunity: But, They Didn't Call it Rape: Unpacking the Dynamics of Sexual Violence and Effectively Responding to Sexual Abuse in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities
Purpose This training opportunity provides six (6) credit hours of professional development that will educate participants about sexual violence, resources offered to victims (including medical and other supports available through the local rape crisis centers), and navigating the criminal justice system in relation to the disclosure of a sexual assault.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 107-17 : Now Available: Train the Trainer Sessions For Providers of Community Participation Supports who are using the Hybrid Training Model
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver service providers that the face-to-face training is now ready for agencies offering Community Participation Support services and implementing the hybrid training model.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 27, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-35 Info Memo: AAW Supports & Services Directory (September 2017)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 106-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Module 5, Person Centered Planning
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the fifth module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 26, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 105-17 Memo : Public Comment Opportunity: Sexual Health, Personal Responsibilities and Sexual Guidelines Bulletin
Purpose To announce that the draft Sexual Health, Personal Responsibilities and Sexuality Guidelines bulletin is available for public review and comment. There is a 45-day public comment period on the information proposed in this bulletin that starts on September 26, 2017 and ends on November 10, 2017.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 26, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Certified Investigators
Name / Link: 104-17 : Certified Investigator Forum October Date Now Available
Purpose To communicate to the above entities that Temple University’s Institute on Protective Services will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (Cis).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 25, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 103-17: Person Centered Thinking Training Available
Purpose To announce the availability of more sessions of two-day Person Centered Thinking training and to provide registration information.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 102-17 : Reminder : Fiscal Year (FY) 16-17 Vacancy Exception Process and Submission Date Extended to October 31, 2017
Purpose This communication includes information for providers regarding the procedures related to the residential habilitation vacancy factor for Fiscal Year (FY) 16-17.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 101-17 : Proposed Community Living Waiver Webinar Now Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce an overview of the Office of Development Programs (ODP) Proposed Community Living Waiver is now posted and available on MyODP. The link to the site is: https://www.myodp.org/course/view.php?id=1026. Both the power point and recording of the webinar can be found there.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-34 Info Memo: Search functionality of the Manage Plan-Individual Search screen in HCSIS
Purpose To announce updates made to the search functionality of the Manage Plan- Individual Search screen in HCSIS
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 13, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-33 Admin Notice: Changes to AAW Initial Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Annual Review Plan (ARP) Checklists
Purpose To communicate changes to the AAW Regional Office Initial Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Annual Review Plan (ARP) Checklists.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 15, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 100-17 : Guidance for Completing FY 17-18 Individual Support Plans for Individuals Who Receive Residential Habilitation
Purpose To inform all parties of the September 30, 2017 deadline and steps that need to be taken to complete Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for FY17-18 for individuals who receive residential services who had 6-month authorizations.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 15, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 099-17 : Guidance for Completing FY 17-18 Individual Support Plans for Individuals Who Were Projected to Exceed the P/FDS Cap Due to Rate Changes
Purpose To inform all parties of steps that need to be taken to complete Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for FY17-18 for individuals who had 6-month authorizations because rate increases resulted in the individual exceeding the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver cap with no change in services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 7, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-31 Announcement: REGISTER NOW! Six New Training Series are being presented by the BAS Clinical Team in FALL 2017 - UPDATED
Purpose To announce registration is open for six new virtual training series presented by the BAS Clinical Team. These trainings are primarily designed for AAW and ACAP providers. Trainings that are also open to providers serving individuals with autism in other programs, including the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers, are indicated on the attached expanded schedule.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 10, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAW17-32 Admin Notice : Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE): Updated Resources and Upcoming Training
Purpose To provide updated Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) resources and announce an upcoming technical assistance opportunity
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: September 11, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Honoring Direct Support Professionals (Governor's Proclamation) (Nancy's Letter)
Purpose September 10-16, 2017 is Direct Support Professionals week. The Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of the Governor would like to take this time to honor all Direct Support Professionals. Please see the attachments above from Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler and Governor Wolf. Thank you for all you do to improve the quality of Everyday Lives!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 8, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 098-17 : Clarification on Requirements for Individual Support Plan Team Meetings for Change Requests in Community Participation Support Services
Purpose To clarify the requirements for Individual Support Plan (ISP) team meetings in relation to requests for changes in percentage of time in community settings for individuals receiving Community Participation Supports (CPS) services in the Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers.
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: August 30, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 097-17: DHS Posts on eMarketplace Solicitation for Everyday Lives Conference Planner and Manager
Purpose Solicitation for Everyday Lives Conference Planner and Manager
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 31, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-31: Save the Date! Six New Training Series being presented by the BAS Clinical Team in Fall 2017 
Purpose To announce six new virtual training series, and the schedules for each training series, for AAW and ACAP providers, presented by the BAS Clinical Team. Trainings that are also open to providers serving individuals with autism in other programs, including the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers, are indicated on the attached expanded schedule.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 30, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 096-17: Provider Qualification and Enrollment Course Webinar Posted on MyODP
Purpose To announce that ODP has posted a Provider Qualification and Enrollment Course
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 25, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 12 (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the August 2017 edition of ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 095-15 : PA Department of Human Services Medication Administration Training Program Fall 2017 Classroom Trainings
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs would like to announce additional face-to-face Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled for the autumn of 2017. The last 2017 class is scheduled for December 19, 2017. After that, the next set of Face to Face classes will start in March of 2018.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 094-17 : Employment Service Definition Quick Guide for Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers Now Available
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is releasing the Employment Service Definition Quick Guide for Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Base Funded Individuals.
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Advanced Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA): Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Develop Quality FBAs
Purpose Please see the announcement above about a free training opportunity presented by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team, as part of the Dual Diagnosis Conference Series.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 23, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 093-17 : ODP Will Hold Two Webinars to Receive Public Comments on the Proposed Community Living Waiver
Purpose To announce that Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will hold two webinars to receive comments on the proposed Community Living Waiver.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 26, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 092-17: Registration is Open for Supports Broker Certification Training
Purpose To announce the availability of Department approved Supports Broker certification training.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 22, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 091-17: Public Comment Opportunity – New Proposed Community Living Waiver, Effective January 1, 2018, Including Proposed Rate Setting Methodology and Fee Schedule Rates
Purpose To announce that two public notices regarding the new proposed Community Living Waiver are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period for information contained in both of the notices regarding the Community Living Waiver that starts on August 26, 2017 and ends on September 25, 2017.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 22, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 090-17: Community Participation Support Training Module 4: Inclusion /Integration Now Available on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that Module 4 of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 20, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 089-17 : Registration Open for Experience the Employment Connection 2017
Purpose To announce the opening of registration for Experience the Employment Connection (EEC) 2017 and to encourage you to share this information with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities to increase competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 21, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-30 Admin Notice : Ensuring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Meet AAW Qualifications 
Purpose To remind providers of their responsibility to ensure that DSPs meet the established qualifications for service provision.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 088-17: Now Available: Public Notice for Proposed Fee Schedule Rates and Proposed Rate-Setting Methodology
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the issuance of the public notice for proposed fee schedule rates and Department-established fees, as well as the public notice for the proposed rate-setting methodology are available in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 087-17: Public Comment Opportunity: Advance Notice of Final Rulemaking Regarding Fee Schedule Rates for Home and Community-Based Supports
Purpose As part of the development of the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 regulations, ODP is soliciting comments on changes it is recommending to 55 Pa. Code § 6100.571 (relating to fee schedule rates) as proposed rulemaking published within 46 Pa.B. 7061 (November 5, 2016).
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 13, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 086-17 : REISSUE Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Service (FMS) Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model, and are in the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. Currently, this information is not available in the Services and Supports Directory that is in the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS).
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 12, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-29 Administrative Notice: Clarifications Regarding Adult Autism Waiver Employment Services
Purpose To provide updated clarifications regarding the Career Planning (Vocational Assessment and Job Finding) and Supported Employment (Intensive Job Coaching and Extended Employment Supports) services and provider training requirements.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 13, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 086-17 : Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Service (FMS) Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model, and are in the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. Currently, this information is not available in the Services and Supports Directory that is in the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS).
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 10, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 085-17 : New Courses on Person Centered Thinking and Dementia Care Are Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce the addition of two new ODP courses on MyODP: 1. “Foundations of Person Centered Thinking.” 2. “Overview of Dementia Capable Care for People with Intellectual Disability” professional development course.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 084-17 : REISSUE SIS™ Urgent Request Process Quick Tips Sheet
Purpose To announce that ODP is reissuing Communication 084-17 because ODP has updated and rereleased a “SIS™ Urgent Request Process Quick Tips Sheet” and posted it on MyODP Training and Resource Center as a reminder of the policy and procedure of SIS™ urgent requests.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 8, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 083-17 : NOW AVAILABLE: Transition of Behavioral Support in Residential Services Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification on changes to residential services as specified in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 8, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 082-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Modules - 2. What are Community Participation Supports, 3. Where Community Participation Supports are Provided
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the second and third modules of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 4, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 081-17 : VERSION 7 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017‐2018 FAQs
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 7 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 31, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 079-17 : Issuance of the Corrected Waiver Level of Care Reevaluation Form
Purpose To reissue a corrected version of the tool entitled “Waiver Level of Care Reevaluation Form” (Attachment E) that originally was issued as one of the attachments to the draft Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services bulletin (ODP Communication 073-17). This corrected copy will also be attached to ODP communication 073-17.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 1, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-28  Admin Notice : Documenting Participant Consent to ISP Revisions
Purpose To inform AAW Supports Coordinators (SC) of the requirement to receive and document verbal consent from the participant when the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) requests certain revisions to the initial or annual ISP, and to inform BAS when a participant disagrees with those revisions.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 1, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-26 Info Memo : Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Service Providers
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for July 2017. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information. SPECIAL NOTE TO PROVIDERS: Please review your contact information in the SSD. If it requires updating, send your corrected information via email to ra-pwbasprovenroll@pa.gov with “SSD” in the Subject Line.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 4, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 080-17 : FAQs Updated for Quality Assurance and Improvement Process Now Posted on My ODP
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the Quality Assurance and Improvement Process FAQS has been updated on 8/4/17 and now is available on My ODP.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 078-17 : VERSION 6 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017‐2018 FAQs
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 6 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 11   (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the July 2017 edition of ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: July 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 077-17 : Experience the Employment Connection 2017 Locations, Application Deadline Change, EEC Website
Purpose To announce event dates and locations for Experience the Employment Connection (EEC) 2017, a final change in the team application deadline and the existence of the EEC website to encourage you to share this information with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities to increase competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 059-17 : ODP Audit Requirement 2016 - 2017
Purpose ODP has changed their Waiver rate setting methodology. The Waiver residential services will be paid on a fee schedule effective January 1, 2018, and the Waiver transportation services will be paid on a fee schedule effective July 1, 2018. ODP will no longer be using cost reports for rate setting for Waiver residential and transportation services; the last cost report used for rate setting will be the FY 15-16 cost report. Since there is no cost report requirement for the waiver expenses incurred in FY 16-17, ODP no longer has a requirement for the submission of an audit.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 25, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 076-17 : 2015-2016 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Annual Statewide Reports Available on MyODP Website
Purpose The Purpose of this announcement is to inform all stakeholders that the 2015-2016 IM4Q Annual Statewide Report has been added to the IM4Q section of the MyODP website. The statewide report will also be available in two user-friendly formats; one uses charts to convey information and the other uses icons to do so.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-25 Admin Notice : Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS): Next Steps and Reminders
Purpose To communicate next steps and reminders for implementing Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS)
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-24 Info Memo : Adult Autism Waiver Capacity Increase Amendment Approval
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) has received approval for the Adult Autism Waiver Capacity Increase amendment.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 21, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 075-17 : Now Available: The “Why” – Everyday Lives Module 1 of the Required Community Participation Supports Training
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the first module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 074-17 : Invitation to Participate In ODP Information Sharing Webinar Series
Purpose To share information about a new ODP webinar series connecting the Everyday Lives visions, values, and recommendations from ODP’s Information Sharing and Advisory Committee with the Consolidated and P/FDS waiver renewals.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 19, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 073-17 : Public Comment Opportunity: Draft Bulletin on Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Services (Draft Attachments)
Purpose To announce the availability of the draft Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services bulletin and attachments.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 072-17 : Additional Quality Assessment and Improvement Process Resources Available on MyODP
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the availability of additional Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) documents. The documents are the presentations from the July 19, 2017, Statewide QA&I meeting and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 18, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 071-17 : Request for Quote (RFQ): Systems Transformation and Capacity Building Project Posted to Commonwealth eMarketPlace
Purpose To announce the solicitation for a request for quote (RFQ) from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor and Industry.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 070-17 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/2018 FAQs Version 5
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 5 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 10, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 069-17 : ODP Opens Fall 2017 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Fall 2017 QM Certification Classes.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-23 Announcement : July - August 2017 Schedule of Virtual Trainings for AAW & ACAP Providers & New Training Access Procedures
Purpose To announce the July - August schedule of virtual trainings for AAW and ACAP providers, presented by the BAS Clinical Team. Trainings that are also open to providers within the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers are indicated below.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 5, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 062-17 : Addendum to Updated Crosswalk Tool Reflecting Statewide Rate
Purpose ODP is providing an updated version of the Residential Habilitation Crosswalk Tool included with announcement 062-17. Please use the tool provided with this addendum in place of the one originally provided.
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: June 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration Advocates for Legislative Support of Funding for Intellectual Disabilities Waitlist
Purpose Today, the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Nancy Thaler was joined by providers, stakeholders, and families affected by the current Intellectual Disabilities (ID) waitlist at The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA, advocating for Governor Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 budget and its positive effect on the waitlist.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 060-17 : Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Approves ODP’s Home and Community Based Waiver Renewals
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved ODP’s Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (PFDS) waivers.
Status: current
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