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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 25, 2022
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-008: Guidance for Administrative Entities and Supports Coordination Organizations on Discussing Resources
Purpose Please assist the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs in disseminating the attached communication: ODPANN 22-008 - Guidance for Administrative Entities and Supports Coordination Organizations on Discussing Resources. The purpose of this communication is to provide guidance to Administrative Entities (AEs) and Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) on connecting individuals and families with resources and programs available outside of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 24, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-007: Preparation for the Upcoming Rate Increases
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 22-007: Preparations for the Upcoming Rate Increases Per the final public notice for Fee Schedule Rates and Department-established fees and the AWC FMS Department-established fees rendered through the Consolidated, Community Living (CLW) and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Please review the announcement for important information about the rate increases and effective dates.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 21, 2022
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Needs Survey 2022
Purpose To better support professionals assisting individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), and the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) want to learn more about the training needs of professionals related to the implementation of Positive Behavioral Supports.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 19, 2022
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-006: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provides Written Notice of Provider Requalification Requirements
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors whose last digit of their Master Provider Index (MPI) number is 3, 4, or 5, as well as new providers who enrolled in the 2020- 2021 fiscal year, that they must submit their qualification documentation to their Assigned AE and/or ODP’s Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP). This documentation is due between February 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-005: Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication and accompanying appendices. The communication, ODPANN 22-005 Provider Qualification Process describes the steps Administrative Entities and providers must take to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) statewide requirements to ensure providers are qualified to render services to waiver-funded individuals. Also discussed is steps Supports Coordinators (SCs) take to transition individuals if needed. Please review all documents fully for additional details.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 13, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-004: Now Available--Amendments to the Office of Developmental Programs' (ODP) Waivers Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 22-004: Now Available: Amendments to ODP’s Waivers Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This announcement is to advise stakeholders that waiver amendments for the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support and Adult Autism Waivers have been submitted to CMS for review and approval. Additional details on what was included in each amendment may be found in the announcement.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 12, 2022
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-003: Registration Now Open for the Certified Investigator (CI) Forums
Purpose To communicate to the referenced audience that Temple University Harrisburg Certified Investigator Program and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will be facilitating Forums for CIs and others involved in the incident investigation process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 11, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration Announces New Support for Long-Term Care Facilities
Purpose The Long-Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Supports, and Empowerment program (LTC RISE) gives long-term care facilities the support they need to battle COVID-19, recover, and rebuild.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 10, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 22-002: Quality Management (QM) Recertification for Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) QM Certificate Holders
Purpose To announce that those who achieved QM certification/recertification during calendar year 2020 are due for recertification by December 31, 2022.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 10, 2022
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Operation Expanded Testing (OpET)
Purpose COVID-19 testing is an essential activity that increases safety for congregate care settings as part of a comprehensive mitigation strategy. Operation Expanded Testing (OET) is a federal testing resource that may be a useful to your organization. Please see the attached presentation slides for more detailed information. Providers wishing to use OET as a resource should coordinate directly with Eurofins.
Status: current